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CAMHS Home Treatment Practitioner -developmental opportunity available

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Fulbourn, Cambridge
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you want to make a positive change to the lives of those we work with and the services we deliver, and you are looking to be part of an innovative and inspirational team, if you share our passion and drive you could be just the person we are looking for.

As the Home Treatment Team is a county wide team the ability to drive is essential. The main office base is in the village of Fulbourn. The post holder would be expected to be flexible, with working in the office, across county and sometimes from home. This would be agreed through on-going discussion with the Team Manager.

This post is available as a B6 to experienced practitioners or a B5 development post to someone newly qualified or completing their training.

For B5, you will gain experience of working within the Home Treatment Team, once the identified competencies have been met, ideally at the 6 month point you will be able to progress to a Band 6. However, if you and your mentor feel a longer period is required that can be agreed.

Main duties of the job

Whilst in this post you will be supported and guided to provide high-quality person-centred care. You will be supporting young people and their families/care givers at a point of crisis when they may be new to CAMHS services, or already being supported by CAMHS services but requiring for a period a more detailed level of support and scaffolding. The work will include assessments, risk management, and therapeutic interventions appropriate to the young person and their needs.

You will be working within the Multi-Disciplinary Home Treatment Team and alongside our community team colleagues and ward-based colleagues.

For the B5 development role, you will manage a caseload under the supervision of a Band 6 or above Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner, until you are able to progress to a Band 6. Once a Band 6 you will manage your own caseload, but as with everyone in the Home Treatment Team you will be supported by the team with your caseload.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, but also be able to work autonomously. This post is open to professionals, including newly qualified practitioners who meet the essential criteria. As it is a developmental role there will be opportunities to learn and develop and build upon your existing knowledge and experience base.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • Assessment and care planning to meet all health and well-being needs.
  • Protection of health and well-being needs.
  • Enablement to address health and well-being needs.
  • Provision of care to meet health and well-being needs.
  • Assessment, treatment, intervention, planning, implementation and evaluation.

This will include:
  • Communication of information relating to comprehensive nursing assessment and assessment outcomes, to the multidisciplinary team, referring to otherdisciplines/agencies as necessary.
  • Respecting the individuals dignity, wishes and beliefs and involving them in the assessment process and decisions on appropriate care and treatment.
  • Identifies and communicates risks to the individual where possible, and how they mightbe managed.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH)
  • Relevant professional registration


  • Evidence of continued training and professional development
  • Evidence of training appropriate to adult mental health care



  • Completion of nurse training program
  • Willingness to undertake Preceptorship program (for newly qualified RMN)


  • Experience of managing workload and ability to prioritise
  • Experience of working with adult service users, their families and carers
  • Lived experience of mental health

Skills & Abilities


  • High standard of written and verbal communication.
  • Skills in working with others within a multi-disciplinary team under supervision
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable
  • Advanced keyboard and computer skills
  • Able to contain and work with high levels of distress from clients


  • Ability to teach and train others using a variety of complex multi-media materials suitable for presentations within public, professional and academic settings

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the issues facing service users including social, financial and health issues
  • Ability to identify and employ, as appropriate clinical governance mechanisms for the support and maintenance of effective clinical practice

Physical Requirements


  • Physically be able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required



  • Ability to undertake travel independently to different locations in an efficient and timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Block 20a, Ida Darwin

Fulbourn, Cambridge

CB21 5EE

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