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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner Children and Young People - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata for part time
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a psychiatric liaison team who provide a mental health liaison and assessment service to the Paediatric and Accident and Emergency Department on a 7 day per week basis between 09:00-17:00.

We are seeking people who are flexible, adaptable to change and able to contribute towards service delivery and improvement.We will consider applicants who want to undertake a developmental post or a secondment.The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification.

It is a community-based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.

Main duties of the job

  • Offer an assessment service to individual patients aged 11-17 presenting at hospital departments with a broad range of mental health and psychological needs
  • Providing a mental health consultation, liaison and advice service throughout the hospital departments
  • Delivering a range of evidence based psychological interventions to individual patients aged 11-17 who have predominantly self-harmed
  • Assisting and supporting general hospital colleagues in making decisions about care and treatment in complex situations
  • Providing formal and informal education and clinical supervision to registered and unregistered staff
  • Representing mental health services within Hospitals Trust
  • Providing a communication structure between secondary mental health services, primary care and non-statutory services, as a means of ensuring the highest possible standards patients care

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Professional Health or Social Care qualification: RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning


  • Post graduate training within a relevant CYPS/CAMHS field or skill
  • Profession specific additional qualifications (i.e. LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation



  • Significant proven post qualifying experience of working with children and young people with severe and enduring mental illness
  • Evidence of well-developed clinical skills relevant to Children and Young people
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS/Children & Young People
  • Proven knowledge and experience of providing effective therapeutic evidence based interventions
  • A knowledge of CAMHS/Children & Young People's issues including assessment and interventions
  • Proven experience in support and supervision of clinicians utilising formal and informal processes


  • Experience in service development/project planning and development
  • Experience of working in a general hospital setting
  • Experience of teaching, assessing and development of informal and formal training programmes
  • Experience of providing CAMHS related training to other practitioners and/or specialist consultation/ support to partner agencies.
  • Skilled in emergency and crisis assessments
  • Knowledge of the Children's Act and other appropriate legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Floor 1 Beacon House, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road



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