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CYP IAPT CBT Trainee/ CAMHS Registered Practitioner- Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Recruit to train process allows us to offer 2 CBT trainee contracts, in conjunction with Exeter University, commencing January 2023 fully funded. It is anticipated that you will attend teaching days at least twice a week (a combination of face to face & virtual delivery, subject to COVID restrictions) with the university. The remaining 3 days will be used for supervision, study & therapeutic clinical work.

Further details CBT for Depression and Anxiety (PGDip) - SOUTH WEST CYP IAPT (

This post will equip the post holder to provide interventions based on CYP-IAPT core principles and evidence based interventions within the field of CBT. Post-holder is expected to attend and fulfil all training elements . Training will focus on specific areas of work & successful completion will enable you to apply to the BABCP for provisional accreditation as a CBT therapist. Upon successful completion of the course we will be able to offer you a permanent Band 6 post within CAMHS .

Post-graduate courses will need to evidence your ability to study at this level. A minimum of second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard and/or a register able professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, social work). Please note, as this is an HEE funded course, those applying who have completed previous relevant HEE (e.g. CWPs & EMHPs) must be 2 years post completion.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist CAMHS assessment and treatment interventions for children & young people (0-18yrs), presenting with emotional & mental health difficulties and those CYP with learning disabilities.
  • Undertake clinical responsibility for caseload, adhering to risk management & care planning processes in line with Care Programme Approach (CPA) liaising with Trust and Gloucestershire multi-agency partners.
  • Provide CAMHS specialist clinical risk assessments (inc Self Harm) & complex risk management plans as part of routine clinical work.
  • Provide clinical interventions within a multidisciplinary team where expected roles, responsibilities and activity/performance expectations are outlined within a job plan. Job plan will be reviewed quarterly, may be adjusted to meet team/service led requirements.
  • Ensure high quality, accurate & contemporaneous clinical record keeping is maintained in line with current Trust policies.
  • Provide CAMHS consultation, training & advice to professionals working within a range of children's services within Gloucestershire .
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior staff as required & CPD learning activities within the team.
  • Provide professional based clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills & competencies re; a range of CAMHS interventions.
  • Demonstrate working with colleagues to develop strong multidisciplinary ethos and focus to delivering high quality clinical services.
  • The voice of the child will be central to developing personalised care plans.

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

Job description Job responsibilities

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Health or Social Care qualification: RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • Demonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC
  • Or for Counsellors: to have a post graduate counselling qualification and current registration with British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy( BACP (Band 6 posts only)
  • Evidence of formal post registration learning
  • Post graduate training within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • Profession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • Clinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation
Length and/or nature of experience Essential
  • Significant clinical experience of delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or child related services
  • Experience of undertaking specialist Self Harm assessments of children and young people
  • Significant clinical experience of specialist care planning & case management/care coordination (including complex clinical risk assessment & management) within a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • Significant experience of CAMHS related multi-agency collaborative working and joint care planning
  • Experience of identifying and managing complex safeguarding concerns, including using formal processes to escalate safeguarding issues
  • Experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/training and advice to partner agencies
  • Significant experience of providing personalised care planning to meet mental health or learning disabilities needs
  • Significant experience of delivering profession-based interventions within a clinical/therapeutic setting
  • Experience of providing CAMHS related training to other practitioners
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Experience of providing specialist consultation/ support to partner agencies
Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrate profession based clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills and competencies regarding a range of CAMHS therapeutic interventions, including current best practice
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic use and application of CAMHS specific interventions, i.e CBT, DBT
  • Sound knowledge of childhood developmental theories/stages
  • Commitment to developing the Participation agenda within the service by working collaboratively with children and young people to help ensure their voice is heard at all levels of service delivery
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current safeguarding processes and practice, including CSE, Prevent and FGM
  • Expertise in undertaking complex risk assessment and developing effective risk management plans. This includes working knowledge of positive clinical risk management approaches
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and national policies/guidance in relation to mental health issues & learning disability needs with children and young people
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of working with complex mental health/learning disability issues and applying clinically appropriate assessment and interventions within a personalised care planning approach
  • Working knowledge of key principles and best practice regarding transition of care of young people between services/agencies
  • Working knowledge of data protection issues
  • Sound knowledge base of issues related to equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Working knowledge of issues related to mental capacity, consent and confidentiality when working with children and young people
  • Working knowledge of the impact of parental mental health or learning disability issues when working with children and young people
  • Working knowledge of using routine outcome measurements within daily clinical practice, including ability to evaluate service experience and expected clinical outcomes
  • Evidence of attending evidence based/best practice clinical courses / training events related to CAMHS
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Commitment to develop/extend CAMHS related clinical skills as required through reflective practice, CPD opportunities and other initiatives
  • Commitment to actively contribute to CAMHS continuous improvement cycles and implementing learning as required
  • Commitment to actively contribute to service developments and new/innovative ways of working with children and young people with mental health and learning disability needs
  • Excellent standard of written communication and report writing
  • Excellent standard of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Excellent standard of empathic skills and self awareness
  • Ability to manage own workload, including prioritising key tasks and setting clear targets for intervention
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly to delivery high quality, safe and effective clinical services
  • Ability to operate within an unpredictable work pattern
  • Evidence of developing effective working relationships with team colleagues and multi-agency partners
  • Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Positive Behavioural Management (PBM)/Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)
Other Requirements Essential
  • This is a community based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.
  • Some CAMHS posts will require working from community sites or other CAMHS satellite bases on a routine basis
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to work flexible hours/out of hours as requested by

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