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CAMHS Connect Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
(A welcome award of £5000 pro rata is offered for this post, £2000 within your first salary! A further £2,000 after completing 12 months service followed by £1,000 after completing 18 months. Terms & conditions apply)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Northamptonshire has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and confident Specialist Mental Health Practitioner, with experience of working with children with mental health issues, and ideally within a community setting to work within the new CAMHS Connect Team.

The team is part of our wider Core CAMH service which provides specialist intervention for young people and their families based on the i-Thrive Model. CAMHS Connect engages with the community to offer advice and support through a professional's consultation telephone line and online messaging service. The multi-disciplinary team offer face to face consultation and training to professionals across a range of agencies, including social care, education and voluntary services in order to prevent and support professionals who work with young people to promote positive emotional wellbeing.

The service has recently been successful in gaining additional funding to expand and develop support for children and young people.We are therefore looking to recruit new team members who are passionate about collaborative working with professionals to improve the mental health of young people.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for capable team players with sound knowledge of child and adolescent mental health; the ability to work autonomously,the ability to communicate effectively with professionals, children, young people and their families, often via the telephone; the ability to remain calm under pressure and a willingness to work flexibly in an evolving service.

As part of the role you will be offered professional, safeguarding, clinical and managerial supervision along with opportunities for further training.

The post-holder will be nominally based at our base in Wellingborough, but will provide a countywide service and will be expected to travel to other locations.

As part of an expanding service successful applicants will be required to offer some evening work on a regular basis, up to two evenings a week.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification 1 Essential
  • Relavent Qualification and Professional Registration
  • Additional Training in relevant subject
2 Essential
  • Experience of working with Children, Young people and Families
  • Experience of providing training, consultation or direct work with young peopl
3 Essential
  • Ability to commincate complex ideas both verbally and in written form
  • Evidence of working within a mult-disciplinary context

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