North Yorkshire and York Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is seeking to recruit a CAMHS Practitioner to work within the Youth Justice Service 24 hours a week, to cover the Harrogate and Craven districts.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting opportunity to offer assessment and intervention to children and young people open to Youth Justice Service that are in need of additional support around their mental health and wellbeing. This role will involve working alongside youth justice practitioners to ensure the children and young people in service are able to access appropriate health support. Working within a systemic and holistic framework you will undertake needs led, evidence based, assessments and therapeutic interventions with children and young people, their families and carer. You will play an integral role within the Youth Justice Teams and be an active and valued member of the team. You will be provided with support from both YJS and CAMHS, including joint supervision and opportunities for training and development from both NYCC and TEWV.
We are looking to appoint an experienced practitioner who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this client group and who will come with a range of transferrable skills. Experience of working with children and young people is essential and a clinical background with skills relevant to the post (such as DBT, CBT, Trauma based work) would be highly desirable.
Your role will include assessment and intervention of young people; working closely with the families of young people who offend, and with local schools and other services, to help the young people to get their lives back on track and achieve positive outcomes.
We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please note we require all candidates to be NMC/Social Work England registered with a protected professional title (Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist).
Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further details.
We are keen to offer perspective applicants an opportunity to find out more about the role, the YJS team and CAMHS and how working for the NHS can meet your professional and training aspirations.
We have therefore arranged an open morning on the 9/8/2022 between 9am and 11am. Please contact our admin team on 01423 726900 to let them know that you wish to attend this open morning. It would be great to talk to you
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
- Leadership / Management experience
- Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
- Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
- Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
- Understanding of young people with attachment difficulties and trauma
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
- Mentoring students on practice placement experience.
- Working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Leadership or management experience
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