This is an exciting opportunity to work with young people who are struggling with a diverse range of challenges in mental health and social care. In this role you will be a key member of a Youth Justice CAMHS Team and will be involved in assessing and supporting young people who are entering the criminal justice system for the first time. This role will provide assessments, evidence-based psychological interventions, and consultation to other services. You will receive regular supervision, be a valued member of our regular team meetings and reflective spaces and will be provided with opportunities for growth and development.
We are an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of candidates' age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.
Main duties of the job The Candidate should have the following:
- Qualifications and professional registration recognised in the UK
- Some leadership experience
- Sound risk management practices and good care planning skills
- Good experience of working in child mental health
- Good ability to engage young people and families
- Excellent organisational and IT skills
- Strong personal and interpersonal skills
We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of candidates' age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.
Southwest London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services, at Springfield Hospital.
As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 8am to 5pm, giving you the very best of good work life balance.
We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Location: The post is based at Wandsworth Youth Offending Team, 177 Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London.
Job description Job responsibilities
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner with the appropriate professional qualification and experience to work in this well established and supportive multi-disciplinary Tier 2 CAMHS Service.
The post holder will carry out their clinical work in the YOT CAMHS team, therefore previous experience of working with this group of young people is desirable.
The YOT provides both statutory and non-statutory supervision for young people in the youth justice system in line with the National Protocol for Case Responsibility (2014). The non-statutory arm of the Youth Offending Service works with young people who have been given a Pre-Court disposal such as a Youth Caution, Youth Conditional Caution or Triage. The aim of the service is to divert young people away from any further contact with the youth justice system. The young person receives non statutory interventions which focus on the reasons why they have offended.
The statutory side of the service works with young people who have been made subject to community sentences including Referral Orders and Youth Rehabilitation Orders as well as those on bail or who have been remanded into custody. The service also works with young people serving custodial sentences.
The post holder will be supported to develop professionally in their role. A range of supervision is available including professional, clinical, peer and management. We also provide regular CPD and opportunities for reflection and growth
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Demonstrable substantial experience of working at minimum Band 5 level in a child and young people setting
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of supervising other staff
- Experience of working with children and young people in a community setting
Training & Qualifications Essential
- RMN (current NMC registration)
- ENB 998 or equivalent
- Evidence of continued professional development
- Additional specialist training specific to adolescent mental health
Knowledge & Skills Essential
- Specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence based practice
- Working knowledge of all relevant legislation related to CAMHSAbility to assess risk, and manage suicidal, violent and challenging behaviour in a hospital setting
- Understanding of the 1983 Mental Health Act and subsequent mental health legislation as they pertain to nurses
- Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to young people
- Good time management skills and ability to prioritise
- Ability to manage conflict effectively
- Skills of working with children, young people and families with specific mental health/ developmental difficulties
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