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Band 6 CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner - South Glos

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
We are looking for motivated clinicians to work full-time and part-time (22.5 hours) in South Gloucestershire CAMHS locality team, based in Kingswood and Patchway Hubs.

You will be appropriately qualified (Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Associate Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Family Therapist, Accredited CBT therapist) and have appropriate professional registration (eg HCPC). You will need to demonstrate that you have experience of holding your own caseload including risk assessment and management of complex and enduring mental health needs. Preferably from working within a community CAMHS service but may also include significant experience within other similar services such as adult mental health.

We are a supportive, experiencedand progressive multi-disciplinaryteam. We offer individual, family and group interventions. You will have the opportunity to develop skills assessing children, young people and families and ensuring they receive evidence based and effective interventions in a timely manner.

South Gloucestershire CAMHS has radically transformed in recent years including broad team skill mix and opportunities for staff development and innovative practice. An example of this is producing professionally filmed videos to provide an online group for young people with emotional dysregulation. We strive to provide compassionate leadership as we recognize the importance of staff well-being.

Main duties of the job

To work within a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and treatment of children and young people with serious and complex mental health difficulties.

To work with and support the system around the child or young person including family and wider professional network.

To contribute to the rota/duty system providing telephone support and advice to young people, carers and professionals who are open to South Gloucestershire CAMHS.

Where required, contribute to the CAMHS Getting Advice team to support in triaging referrals made to the wider CAMHS service.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To carry out assessments of a child or young persons mental health needs and associated risk when required including deliberate self-harm assessments.To assess, develop, implement and evaluate therapeutic interventions and to be responsible of the management of own caseload from referral to discharge.To work jointly with staff from other agencies in direct work with children and young people and their families.To assess child safeguarding issues for each case. To practice within local safeguarding guidelines, sharing and directly referring on concerns when appropriate and participating in multi-agency safeguarding conferences.

Please see attached job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ registration


  • oRelevant professional qualification (eg clinical psychology, mental health nursing, social work, family therapy)
  • To maintain professional registration


  • oAdditional post qualification training in assessment and therapeutic approaches in a specialist area relevant to CAMHS.



  • oExperience of delivering evidence based therapeutic interventions preferably with children and adolescents
  • oExperience of risk assessment and management preferably with children and young people. Including those who are suicidal and present a risk to self and/or others.
  • Knowledge of working together arrangements in particular, Children in Need assessments Clinical Risk assessment and Child Protection guidelines



  • Ability to communicate sensitive and difficult information to clients and their relatives.
  • Ability to work with children, young people and families from a wide range of social, cultural and minority ethnic backgrounds

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Kingswood Hub

Alma Road, Kingswood


BS15 4DA

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