Recruit to Train CAMHS Systemic Family Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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As a Recruit To Train CAMHS Systemic Family Practitioner you will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team offering consultation, assessment and evidence-based interventions to children and young people we serve. Alongside attending training at Manchester University.

You would be working as a Systemic Family Practice Trainee Practitioner within one of the CAMHS community teams for the duration of the one year course and would split your time between training and carrying out clinical work.

The successful applicants will work within CAMHS as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high-quality, outcome -informed, focused and evidence-based interventions for children and young people in accordance with the competency framework for their therapeutic modality.

Please note in this instance the course is not optional; there will be a joint interview process including Manchester University to appoint to this role. The roles are dependent on meeting all course requirements.

You will receive weekly supervision in the workplace and with the university.

All applicants will need to be available to start the training in January 2023.

Applicants must be willing to travel to Manchester University.

Main duties of the job

This is a training post for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Registered Mental Health Nurses with post registration experience to work as a Mental Health Practitioner within our established CAMHS Teams, providing services for Children and Young People with Emotional and Mental Health problems. This post provides the opportunity to complete the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) training in Systemic Family Practice that is being run in collaboration with Manchester University.

The posts will be based within Community CAMHS South (Hopewood), Community CAMHS West (Lindsay Close) and Community CAMHS North (Newark). You will be able to express a preference for location at interview.

Applicants need to be able to start the Post Graduate training programme academic dates in January 2023 and commit to attendance.

You will work in the service for the remaining days of the week using your newly developed skills to ensure you gain the necessary clinical practice hours to fulfil the academic programme.

Due to COVID-19 it is likely that some of the training will be delivered remotely, and therefore you must have access to appropriate IT equipment to engage in online learning.

  • Applicants must have a relevant degree and a core profession.
  • Students cannot be accepted onto any training programme if they are currently undertaking studies elsewhere or registered with another university.

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

Role Purpose:To work as part of the wider multi-disciplinary Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team to enhance the mental and emotional well-being of children and young people within Nottinghamshire.

Role Context:Enhance and support universal service professionals to promote and support the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and families through contributing to professional consultation and trainingTo enhance access to the mental health services for children and young people for whom it is clinically indicated so to allow timely assessment, formulation and evidence-based intervention within a multi-agency frameworkProvide therapeutic mental health assessment and intervention within a variety of community settings so to better engage children and young peopleWork within the Choice and Partnership Approach frameworkUtilise Routine Outcome Measures so to ensure partnership working which is goal specificCollaborate and liaise with agencies, creating positive and helpful relationshipsSupport the eradication of stigma associated with mental health servicesSupport partnership working through offering children, young people and families choice and flexibility in the service that they receivePromote the safety and welfare of service-users and their familyCo-ordinate and facilitate an appropriate discharge planMaintain a professional attitude so to be a representative of the wider CAMHS serviceKey Accountabilities Performance MeasuresClinical Intervention:To contribute to the CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA) by receiving and reviewing new referrals where required, identifying and managing risk, liaising with other professionals and providing timely responsesObserve and adhere to the Community CAMHS Service Specification, vision, aims and objectivesCompliant with activity and performance targets as set by the organization in conjunction with line managerAll clinical cases have completed risk assessments, care plans and routine outcomeOffer clinical assessment and evidence-based intervention whilst observing current best practice, legislation and guidanceWorking within the Choice And Partnership Approach (CAPA) and Children and Young Peoples Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) frameworks and principlesAim to be innovative and creative in the delivery of therapeutic intervention/care bundle, and offer psycho-education to children, young people and familiesManage a caseload whilst considering and adhering to safeguarding policy and procedure and national and local legislationOffer support and supervision to junior colleaguesPlan and successfully manage smooth transitions where they are clinically indicatedSeek support from the Clinical and Operational Leads where needed, as well as accessing regular clinical and managerial supervision as per trust policy and professional registration requirementsSupport peers and colleagues and promote a team-working environmentEnsure suitable risk management and care plans are formulated for all clinical casesMaintain contemporaneous records in alignment with Trust policyWork in partnership with other teams within the Nottinghamshire and bordering CAMHS ServicesTraining and Consultation:To offer consultation through a range of initiatives to professionals with an aim of enhancing workforce skills, knowledge and capacity in recognising emotional/mental health and well-being needs and undertaking interventions with children and families to achieve positive outcomesTo participate in the delivery of a range of training programmes to multi agency staff in conjunction with the CAMHS Training LeadSupport colleagues and stakeholders in tackling stigmameasuresChildren, young people and their parents/carers feel listened to and valuedAn environment which promotes team working is evidentActions are completed in accordance with supervision/appraisal outcomes and audit resultsRegular attendance at team meetingsPositive relationships with internal and external agenciesLessons are learned from complaints, incidents and near missesFeedback is sought from those participating in training and consultation and this is used to further develop own skill and deliveryEvidence of ongoing professional developmentrelating to mental healthBe willing to undertake training relating to the CYP IAPT agenda and other areas of development as outlined within appraisalLiaison:To ensure effective liaison among relevant professionals working with children and families to ensure the emotional health and well-being needs of children and families are metTo ensure effective multi agency partnership working and increase the accessibility for services that work with children and young peoples emotional health and well-being needsProfessional:To maintain professional registration and to act in accordance with professional codes of conduct, practice and guidelinesTo participate in the appraisal process, highlighting own developmental needs. Seek to enhance own personal and professional developmentTo maintain accurate and up to date records in accordance with professional body and Trust policy & procedureTo actively promote the Service and its reputation in order to develop understanding of the teams work and its responsibilitiesTo maintain up-to-date comprehensive clinical notes and prepare formal documents such as letters, reports and summaries, in line with Trust Policy & ProceduresTo record and submit statistical information as required by the service. Statistical info will be to both local for team information or to the Trust data collection systemTo maintain expected levels of clinician client activityTo ensure administrative tasks are completed within the time scales set down in service protocolsTo attend and participate in team meetings, business meetings, supervision and support meetings as requiredPositive relationships with allied professionalsJoint work a and when clinically indicatedCompliant with mandatory training as per Trust policyMaintains own professional registrationSeeks opportunities to further develop knowledge and skillsGood time managementAppraisal is up to dateTo contribute to the formulation and evaluation of policies and the development of ideas for changing policies as appropriate.To follow trust policies and procedures and maintain up to date skills and knowledge through participation in continuing professional developmentClinical Governance:To participate in service audits, reviews and riskassessmentsTo undertake/participate in research activities, anddisseminate information to benefit vulnerable childrenTo assist in ensuring that all practice is both clinically safeand can show evidence of evidence-based practiceTo comply with the Trusts directives/ guidelines in regards Clinical Supervision, Professional Development Programs and staff evaluation projectsTo undertake the range of qualitative and quantitative outcomes outlined within the service specification to ensure quality of service, complete quarterly reports and contribute to the Services annual report.Ensure adequate mechanisms for service user involvement to influence service designTo develop an ethos of continuous quality improvement, striving to deliver a higher standard of professional care to the child and familyTake measures in order to enhance service user feedback and engagement in service design, delivery and evaluationTo value diversity and promote equality of opportunity ensuring that individuals are treated fairly and respected for their contribution in terms of experience, knowledge and skills.To be mindful to the needs of children, young people, families and individuals from a wide range of racial, cultural, sexual, religious and social backgrounds to be inclusive of learning disabilities and to develop with colleagues innovative ways of meeting these needsTo maintain competency, skills and a thorough working knowledge of the Safeguarding Children agenda.Standards are continually improved through participation in auditService user feedback is sought and actioned accordinglyTo be aware of the current legislation and guidance relating to the safeguarding children agenda and work within the requirements for staff outlined within guidance.To ensure that the care, safety and protection needs are prioritised in work.To participate in safeguarding children supervision.To access at least to the minimum standard required for safeguarding children competence of one day training per year and additional courses and seminars as required

Applicants must be willing to travel. 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
  • Relevant Professional qualification eg RMN. RN, HV, OT, clinical psychology, Social Worker at degree level or higher; teaching qualification
  • Registration with relevant professional body

  • Educated to Degree level
  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with children and families eg CBT systemic, solution focused, play therapy

  • Proven post qualification experience
  • Experience of Multi agency work
  • Skills and experience of working with children, young people and families around a range of emotional/mental health, behavioural /additional health or developmental needs / substance misuse needs.
  • Experience of teaching groups of professionals and parents


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