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Senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
An opportunity is available at Bolton CAMHS for a BAND 6 Senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly and hardworking team. This position has become available due to promotions within the organization. The role involves working in our CORE pathway in CAMHS. Assessments, formulation, and treatment are provided to support the needs of CYPs in collaboration with the full MDT at CAMHS.

Our service is dedicated to continuous improvement, and we have recently implemented changes that have positively impacted the care we provide to CYPs.

If you are looking to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team committed to enhancing the lives of children, young people, and their families, we invite Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists to apply. We welcome applicants from adult backgrounds and will provide full training and induction. Mentorship and extra support is available.

As a busy and collaborative service, we offer various treatment approaches such as individual, group, and family work.

The successful candidate will have access to clinical supervision, individual line management. We are passionate about training and offer opportunities for continuous professional development.

If you are enthusiastic and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, young people, and their families, we encourage you to apply for this role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team within Bolton CAMHS. The post holder will be expected to be proactively engaging our young people and their families in order to promote positive relationships.

As a Senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner, the post holder will provide high standards of evidence based client centred care to children and young people with mental health [CYPMH] problems within the THRIVE Framework for service delivery working within the team alongside our talented therapists, caring case managers and super support workers.

The post holder will be expected to provide Assessment, Formulation, Interventions, Advice, and Risk Management.

The post holder will be able to discuss all cases in daily huddles and Clinical supervision.

CYPS will either be discharged of be offered further intervention within the wider CAMHS team if needed.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers.

The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery and THRIVE. These principles will recognise the need to:

Promote safe practices

Value the aims of service users

Work in partnership and offer meaningful choice

Be optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful change

Value social inclusion

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • CORE Profession
  • Assessor and mentorship training*
  • Post registration training in the relevant field


  • Leadership/Management Training



  • Experience of mentorship, supervision & co-ordination of staff
  • Experience of care planning process
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Experience of effective assessment/management and evaluation of risk
  • Experience of problem solving approaches



  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety settings
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time & workload management & work to deadlines
  • Ability to identify and manage risk effectively
  • IT skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up to date clinical records


  • Presentation skills
  • Formulation of reports

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Royal Bolton Hospital.

Minerva Road



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