Band 7 CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner- East & Central Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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The East and Central Bristol CAMHS Team is located within a community settlement in a vibrant area of Central Bristol. The post holder will be offering consultation, assessment and treatment to young people and families from a diverse range of backgrounds. The post holder should be passionate about working within diverse communities andbe keen to develop an awareness of local community organisations and services that support the wellbeing of all families.

Main duties of the job

To provide assessment and treatment in line with the principles of CYP-IAPT. Please see attached job description and person specification.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities - we are a 'Disability Confident Employer' offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

As an equal opportunities employer and one which values diversity as an asset to the Trust, we welcome applications for all sections from within our communities and across under-represented groups in our workforce such as (and not limited to) disabled individuals, members of the LGBT communities and Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage own caseload from referral to discharge, holding medium to high risk cases working autonomously the majority of time using highly developed specialist expertise.
  • To provide a systematic, specialist assessment, consultation and treatment service to children, their families or their professional carers, referred to CAMHS team.
  • To provide reports and maintain written records of assessments, clinical interventions and consultation meetings.
  • To work within the guidelines of Clinical Governance and employing NHS Trust policies.
  • To work to a job plan and participate in Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) in the delivery of Tier 3 CAMHS. This will include specialist assessments and therapeutic treatment programmes for children, adolescents and their families.
  • To carry out specialist urgent assessments of a young persons mental health needs and associated risk when required including deliberate self harm assessments.
  • To work with children, young people and their families promoting opportunities for their maximum engagement and involvement in formulations or care plans and evaluation of the service they receive.
  • To be accountable for professional actions without direct supervision and lead and participate in joint complex assessments with other disciplines and agencies.
  • To assess child safeguarding issues for each case. To practice within local safeguarding guidelines, sharing and directly referring on concerns when appropriate and participating in multi-agency safeguarding conferences.
  • To ensure throughput of clients and to create regular assessment slots in work schedule. To work closely as part of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS team.
  • To provide both uni professional and multi professional assessments and interventions.
  • To liaise closely with our partnership agencies of Education, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector in order to facilitate proper coordination and development of services for children/young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems.
  • To liaise with other disciplines and agencies to ensure the best practice is shared.
  • To be prepared to travel to other sites and clinics, to schools and to the childs home
  • To remain updated on local working together arrangements (e.g. children in need/Child Protection procedures).
  • To participate in suitable clinical supervision (as provided) and ensure that time is available to undertake this effectively.
  • To develop, support and participate in audit as requested.
  • To explore, research and develop further innovative ways to promote positive mental health in children and young people.
  • To be computer literate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered as a mental health practitioner in a relevant discipline
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant field or equivalent level of knowlege & experience
Experience Essential
  • Signficiant experience working within a mental health setting, preferably CAMHS
  • Demonstrates significant experience as a Care co-ordinator of complex cases.
  • advanced and detailed understanding risk assessment and management
  • Experience of offering clinical supervision

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