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Mental Health Practitioner-CAMHS Crisis & Home Treatment Dev Role

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment Team Worcestershire Hours: Full Time Post-37.5 a week including weekends, shifts & bank holidays

This team will operate 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

This is a developmental Band 5 post. We can offer a robust preceptorship programme with potential for Band 6 after 12-18 months (subject to evidence of competency).

CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment team, works within the community and in clinic bases across Worcestershire, completing urgent assessments and offering intensive support to children and young people who might otherwise require inpatient care or are in need of intensive support that exceeds the normal capacity of a generic CAMHS team. We operate 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm and are looking for an additional Mental Health practitioner to join our team.

We welcome applications from registered professionals with a passion for Mental Health from a variety of backgrounds RMN / Nursing/ OT / Social Workers etc.

Main duties of the job

With this role no two days will be the same, this is a fast-paced team aiming to provide high quality community care for children and young people in crisis. You will be required to complete comprehensive risk assessments and create Safety Plans that can support children and young people in the community. You will liaise with the multi-disciplinary team both within CAMHS and within the childs larger support network to ensure they have appropriate support to help keep them safe and aid recovery. The home treatment model will focus on skill-based sessions, teaching children and young people coping strategies to support them in crisis situations, whilst also assessing any ongoing risk and offering creative solutions to ongoing difficulties.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RMN / SW / OT
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Relevant Pre or Post graduate study or be able to demonstrate further skills-based training.



  • Working knowledge of Health Service
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health
  • Understand a range of communication styles when working with children and families in distress


  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues in CAMHS Services



  • Experienced gained during pre- registration training either in a mental health or child placement setting
  • Use of therapeutic interventions with children and young people i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • Providing consultation
  • Liaising across Tier I-IV CAMH Services


  • Experience in mental health care.
  • Working in inpatient or community settings
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary Team

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to travel to patients at the needs of the service across a wide geographical area in a timely manner.


  • Ability to undertake risk assessments

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Aconbury North, Worcestersshire Royal Hospital

Charles Hastings Way



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