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Senior CAMHS Practitioner

Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
To work within a multidisciplinary team offering full comprehensive assessments and interventions in a range of settings, and evaluate the mental health care to children, young people and their families in line with local and national guidelines.

To provide regular and on-going consultation, joint work, training and advice to other agency staff in relation to child and adolescent mental health to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

Main duties of the job

CLINICAL
  • To provide full clinical assessments of children, young people and their families referred to CAMHS in a variety of setting and situations including the ward duty rota. You may be required to work weekends and evenings.
  • To manage a clinical caseload, comprising of assessments and ongoing direct therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their parents/ carers. This will include regular liaison and collaborative working with other agencies i.e. social services and education.
  • To regularly discuss clinical issues and concerns with the CAMHS Team Leader, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and colleagues regarding on going therapeutic work.


About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified and experienced registered professional to work within the Blackpool Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) You will work as a Senior CAMHS Practitioner within a multidisciplinary team offering full assessments, intervention and evaluation of the mental health care to children, young people and their families in a variety of settings, and in line with local and national guidelines. You will also provide regular and on-going consultation, joint work, training and advice to other agency staff in relation to child and adolescent mental health to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

PROFESSIONAL
  • Fully participate in the appraisals and personal development review process.
  • Maintain and develop own professional skills and knowledge. Undertake all mandatory training and continuing professional development to ensure professional knowledge is current and complies with national guidelines and Trust policy.
  • Maintain appropriate professional appearance at all times.
  • Ensure Professional Registration is current.

MANAGERIAL
  • To ensure agreed assessments and therapeutic work is undertaken within national and local target times.
  • To undertake PDR meetings with junior staff.
  • To provide caseload management/supervision to junior staff.

GENERALThe above list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be fully comprehensive and may be amended to take account of changing circumstances or requirements following consultation with the post holder.

Where necessary relevant training in the operation of new or unfamiliar equipment, software or procedures will be provided or arranged

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, OT or other equivalent qualification


Desirable

  • Post registration qualification in child & adolescent mental health or qualification in therapeutic approaches with children, young people, parents or carers
  • Qualification in teaching, assessing and mentoring of students.


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post qualifying experience of working within children and families
  • Significant post- registered qualification experience with children, adolescents and families in the area of mental health
  • Evidence of experience working in a community setting as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Evidence of carrying out comprehensive assessments and care plans
  • Evidence of collaborative working with other services.
  • Evidence of experience and/or training in supervising staff


Personal

Essential

  • Evidence of car owner/driver or access to a suitable alternative transport to enable to undertake the role


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, OT or other equivalent qualification.


Desirable

  • Post registration qualification in child & adolescent mental health or qualification in therapeutic approaches with children, young people, parents or carers.
  • Qualification in teaching, assessing and mentoring of students.


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post qualifying experience of working within children and families
  • Significant post- registered qualification experience with children, adolescents and families in the area of mental health
  • Evidence of experience working in a community setting as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of carrying out comprehensive assessments and care plans
  • Evidence of collaborative working with other services.
  • Evidence of experience and/or training in supervising staff


Personal

Essential

  • Evidence of ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Evidence of ability to work as an effective member of a team
  • Evidence of ability to work under pressure
  • Evidence of ability to exercise a high level of Judgment and decision-making.
  • Evidence of ability to priorities work appropriately.
  • Evidence of awareness to extend knowledge and personal development
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate effectively within and across services.
  • Evidence of ability to adapt to changing environment.
  • Evidence of car owner/driver or access to a suitable alternative transport to enable to undertake the role


Management

Essential

  • Evidence of ability to manage own time effectively.
  • Evidence of ability to use and provide clinical supervision effectively.
  • Evidence of ability to use basic IT and information systems
  • Evidence of ability to keep clear and accurate records.


Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whitegate drive

Blackpool

FY3 9ES

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382-FICC84-24-B

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