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CAMHS Practitioner - Registered Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children and young people with serious and enduring mental health difficulties. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on working with children and young people and their families who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties. Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence-based interventions using a collaborative approach and will be skilled at risk assessment and management. They will complement the multi-disciplinary working of the team, providing supervision for other team members, as agreed with the Team Lead.

They will participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison, advice andconsultation with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.

We would also consider applicants interested in a development post from B5-B6 following completion of a competencies framework and objectives.

Main duties of the job

  • Take responsibility for the management of a complex caseload, which includes, specialist assessment (within service specification), and care planning in conjunction with service user and carer, evaluation of individual treatment plans for CYP with mental health needs.
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care.
  • Deliver a range of interventions in accordance with the agreed plan of care and Pathway guidance.
  • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient conditions.
  • To encourage and support service user and carer involvement and
  • Attend and contribute to CAMHS Multi-disciplinary team, business and development forums
  • Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of interventions, as part of the care planning and evaluation process. Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the service are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by

Supporting your career development and progression.

Excellent NHS Pension scheme

Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave

Options for flexible working

Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources

If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.

Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate

Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates

Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k

Free car parking at all trust sites

Free flu vaccination every year

Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further information about the CAMHS Practitioner vacancy.

We would also consider applicants interested in a development post from B5-B6 following completion of a competencies framework and objectives.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • First level professional nursing/AHP/Social Work/Therapy qualification in mental health, Social Work Nursing or AHP or equivalent with demonstrable knowledge and continuous post qualified experience/professional development
  • Professional registration with HCPC, NMC or equivalent


  • Psychological intervention Qualification including EMDR, CBT, CBTp, Family Interventions, CAT, DBT
  • Registered practice assessor/supervisor



  • Experience of working with CYP who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co- ordinating and managing CYP with mental health problems in a community setting.


  • Experience of working in a CAMHS, crisis or community setting.
  • Experience of working with clients at risk of admission.

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cross Street Clinic

Cross Street


DE14 1EG

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