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CYP Wellbeing Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service offers treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 for mild to severe emotional and mental health needs. There are four multi-disciplinary Community Teams supporting Nottinghamshire along with specialist teams such as Eating Disorders, Head 2 Head, CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment, CAMHS Neuro, Children Looked After & Adoption, Primary Mental Health, Perinatal services and East Midlands Community Forensic Child & Adolescent Health Service (FCAMHS).

Main duties of the job

Our core purpose is to work with children and young people and their families/carers, who may be experiencing emotional and mental health disorders that have a significant impact on the child's development and cause distress to the child and/or their carers. We aim to improve the mental health of all children and young people with the provision of a timely, integrated, high quality, effective, multi-disciplinary county wide service.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Community CAMHS CYP Wellbeing Practitioner

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of the newly-established low intensity pathway within the South Community CAMHS team.

The Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme delivered by Health Education England (and partners) which aims to improve existing children and young peoples mental health Services (CYP MHS) working in the community.

You will have successfully completed CYPIAPT CYP Wellbeing Practitioner training, and will provide ongoing evidence (video recording) of adherence to evidence-based treatment interventions within supervision.

The Community CAMHS Service in Nottinghamshire supports Children, Young People and their families/carers with their emotional and mental health needs on a continuum of mild to severe, managing complexity, and risks associated.

The Community CAMHS Wellbeing Practitioner will work as a member of theCommunity CAMHS Team and contribute to the multidisciplinary team. You will deliver (under supervision), high-quality, low intensity outcome-focused, evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will be responsible for an agreed caseload and will contribute to all aspects of team functioning as required.

You will promote emotional health and well-being by implementing child and family centred approaches within a multi-disciplinary team to enhance the resilience of children and their carers. There is an expectation the post holder will work collaboratively with other agencies to support the young person and family.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification
  • Evidence of experience of working with Children and Young People with Mental Health Difficulties
  • Evidence of a graduate or post graduate certificate in Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Psychology or other health /social care/youth related undergraduate degree
  • Other relevant postgraduate degree

  • Has undertaken relevant training eg: Delivery of groups
  • Delivering evidence based therapeutic interventions under supervision
  • Statutory child safeguarding training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

  • Training in a specific psychological therapy

  • Evidence of working with children, young people and families with emotional and mental health difficulties within CAMHS
  • Demonstrates high standards in written/typed communication
  • Experience of multi-agency work
  • Experience of working independently with appropriate supervision.
  • Experience of undertaking assessment, treatment and delivering low intensity interventions in a range of settings including one to one and groups

  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time effectively.
  • Experience of group work
  • Experience of providing training to staff

  • Knowledge of NICE guidelines for mental health difficulties
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence-based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Understanding of working with young people who have mental health disorders
  • Understanding of CAMHS and CYP IAPT
  • Knowledge and experience of the provision of mental health assessment for young people

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and documents pertaining to children e.g. Children's Act, NSF, Every Child Matters, CYP IAPT, Local & National Safeguarding Policies
  • Knowledge of different models of therapy e.g. CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution focussed and person-centred therapies
  • Awareness of local mental health services

  • Ability to manage a defined caseload, and organise own work schedule Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with CAMHS policies and procedures Ability to be a clear and effective communicator with young people and their families, and clinical peers and other professionals Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments and appropriately implement safety plans.
  • Ability to follow and implement local and national safeguarding policies as appropriative and required. Ability to be autonomous practitioner, whilst being able to work as an integral part of the MDT
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with young people and their families, and clinical peers and other professionals Be committed to equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Be sensitive to the needs of the identified client group, and staff group Be committed to empowering the young people that access the service, and promoting and meeting the needs of the socially excluded
  • IT skills and Team work skills including Reliability, Enthusiasm, Flexibility, Empathy, Compassion, Patience

  • Ability to develop and use multi-media materials for groups and presentations

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