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CAHMS START mental health Clinician

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

As a member of the CAMHS Specialist Trauma and Relational Therapies Team you will hold a caseload and undertake specialist evidence-based assessments and therapeutic interventions, for young people, their families/carers as part of the CAMHS STaRT Team in Portsmouth. You will be expected to undertake direct therapeutic work with individuals, families/caregivers and with groups, that demonstrates a high level of skill in supporting the child/young person and their carers/families where severe, complex and often longstanding difficulties relating to trauma are present. This role includes supporting the delivery of our training package, which includes the Trauma Informed Model of Care (TIMOC), Forming Good Attachments and Caring for the Traumatised Child Training, delivered to carers and the professional network. Our service aims to provide Portsmouth children who are cared for evidence-based trauma therapies, with the aim of reducing the intensity and duration of the symptoms of trauma, whilst strengthening attachment relationships, along with several other evidence based mental health treatments.

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues from other services and agencies to promote joint working.

You will actively participate in service evaluation, audit and outcome measurement to ensure that the team delivers high quality evidence-based interventions and will be expected to participate in regular clinical as well as line management supervision.

Main duties of the job

Assess patients/clients, plan develop/implement/evaluate treatment programmes in partnership with the network around the child.

Work in partnership with clients and carers to enable them to make informed choices about care and treatment.

To be responsible for providing professional consultation to colleagues in social care, foster carers, other clinicians within CAMHS and other agencies/services in the city.

Contribute to effective discharge planning and/or referral processes to health care providers and support agencies to meet identified health needs.

Uses professional curiosity amongst colleagues to advance practice and patient/client care to ensure the provision of positive patient/client outcomes and person-centred care.

Accurately document assessments of patients/clients' health status, diagnosis and response to interventions and treatments on the Trust Clinical Records System.

Educate and provides information to patients/clients/family to improve their knowledge in supporting the recovery of trauma.

To deliver and participate in training to the MDT and other agencies.

Practices in accordance with legal, ethical, culturally safe, and professional standards including the Code of practice.

To comply with all Solent NHS trust policies and procedures.

To participate in regular supervision, individually and team supervision, including DDP supervision.

To remain up to date in advances in research, practice, and development

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered social worker, nurse or equivalent.
  • Degree or equivalent level training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health



  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans.
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and a range of therapeutic interventions to patients.
  • Experience of MDT working.
  • Evidence of recent CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Falcon House

St James' Hospital, 22 Edenbridge Rd




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