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Community Mental Health Nurse/ Practitioner

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date
9 Jul 2024
Sheffield Children's Hospital is excited to be expanding our CAMHS Duty team and pleased to be seeking an enthusiastic, experienced mental health practitioner for this post.

The post holder will take responsibility for daily referrals meeting where all CAMHS referrals are triaged as an MDT, consultation calls to support those awaiting an initial assessment and professionals seeking referrals and lastly rapid response appointments for young people presenting as high risk. Those young people seen in appointments will be offered follow up and being on your caseload.

The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding regarding the complexities and risk of the young people and have demonstrated good therapeutic skills in order to build positive relationships.

The post holder will access an induction period and be well supported by the Duty team lead. They will have day to day responsibilities for their own caseload and will also be as to supervise others.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their own case load, assessing the mental health needs of young people, providing support and interventions to young people.

To undertake initial, comprehensive assessments for those presenting with high risk to themselves, queried first episode psychosis or a rapid deterioration in their mental health presentation. These assessments will need to take a holistic approach in supporting families and subsequently develop an agreed plan of care with the young person and where appropriate include the view of the families and carers.

About us

AtSheffield Children's, our purpose is clear: to provide healthier futures for children and young people. Our three strategic aims are:
  • Outstanding Patient Care
  • Brilliant Place to work
  • Leaders in Children's Health

  • We work successfully with local, regional, and national partners to provide physical and mental healthcare across acute and community settings. Many of our clinicians are amongst the best in their field, recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise.

    As well as having enormous pride in what we do, we are a friendly, welcoming, and motivated NHS Trust who are guided by our CARE values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. Our nearly 4000 colleagues live these values, ensuring kind and compassionate care that makes patients and their families feel safe and at home.

    As we approach our 150th anniversary in 2026,we remain committed to enhancing our reputation in children's health leadership, improving the experiences of both patient and colleagues, and focusing on our communities and population health.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • To work as an independent practitioner have accountability and responsibility for your own caseload
    • To work autonomously and collaboratively with colleagues providing interventions at the clinical base, clients homes or other appropriate venues
    • To demonstrate skills within assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care / treatment packages for children, young people and families
    • To demonstrate clinical practice over a range of evidence based interventions.
    • To work in collaboration with colleagues working in Specialist CAMHS and the wider education and social care network to provide a holistic package of care / treatment for identified children, young people and families
    • To contribute towards MDT team development by attending daily huddle meetings to ensure holistic approaches for young people accessing care.
    • To maintain confidentiality of information regarding children, young people and families
    • Provide and receive complex or sensitive information where there are barriers to understanding and to be proactive, having the ability to pre- empt work with and overcome barriers to communication
    • To work within and promote collaborative and partnership working, with both colleagues and the client group
    • To promote and maintain effective communication and positive working relationships throughout the Team and wider services, both internal and external to CAMHS
    • To promote and maintain effective communication with children, young people and families, ensuring lines of communication are open to them so that they are able to participate fully within their care.

    Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

    We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

    We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

    We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

    Trust Values

    The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
    • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
    • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
    • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
    • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • RMN / RN (Mental Health), Occupational Therapist, Social Worker Post registration clinical training relevant to CAMHS / Mental Health Teaching and Assessing ENB 998 / Mentorship or equivalent


    • Degree in relevant subject
    • Additional Vocational training courses



    • Significant Post registration experience within a CAMHS / Mental Health setting


    • Auditing clinical standards
    • Utilisation of research in practice

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Knowledge of a range of a therapeutic interventions
    • Legal Frameworks relevant to CAMHS
    • Health and Safety
    • Risk assessment / management
    • Current CAMHS practice / issues


    • Current Nursing / Health Issues
    • Clinical governance

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


    Centenary House

    Albert Terrace Road


    S6 3BR

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