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CAMHS Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,637 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to peoples lives to enjoy a better future?

We are looking for a number Specialist Mental Health Practitioners to join the East Devon CAMHS Team based at Evergreen House, in Exeter.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to peoples lives from the moment you start.

The location

Your base will be Evergreen House, Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

Main duties of the job

About you

We are looking for applicants with specialist skills such as Non Medical Prescribing, CBT Supervision, DBT, Supervision Skills or you may be able to bring something else to the team. The role is dynamic and challenging and you will need to be committed to the development of the service. This role will be part of a multi professional team, offering leadership support within the team and provide an enhanced clinical role to support children, young people and their parents/carers.

You will often work under pressure, so we are looking for someone confident and capable. You will prioritise tasks, and manage your own workload, providing support for your colleagues where required.

You will become an important part of the team, working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care. You may be required to support the induction of new staff member, demonstrating activities to them and providing supervision to support colleagues.

About us

About us

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of six NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon. CFHD provides integrated care & treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health, which are provided by Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership Trust. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure to deliver locality-placed based, integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to wide-ranging consultation with our service users and communities.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements.

We engage service users and their families in co-design which is facilitated by a dedicated young persons lead role who also works closely with Young Devon who provide additional co-design and feedback through the Devon young peoples champions group.

Our Children and Young People say

We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Job Purpose

The post holder will demonstrate courageous and critical thinking and is a caring, compassionate and committed experienced person who, acting within their professional boundaries, will be responsible for the provision of care to the child/young person and their parents/carers. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment, treatment and evaluation of care and commit to demonstrating critical thinking in the safe clinical decision-making process. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of children, 3 February 2022 young people and their parents/carers, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing leadership as required. The post holder will work as a member of the multi professional team by providing an enhanced clinical role to support children, young people and their parents/carers in receiving high quality specialist treatment and where safe and appropriate to do so, support children and young people children, young people and their parents/carers in their own homes, working to identify and proactively prevent further deterioration in their psychological wellbeing by delivering a range of therapeutic interventions. The post holder will work as part of a multi professional team providing a clinical service that is sensitive to the needs of the population. The team will provide comprehensive assessment in order to establish diagnosis and creation of an appropriate person centred evidenced based treatment plan. The Specialist Clinical Practitioner will contribute to the development and implementation of effective models of care to facilitate timely, clinician to clinician advice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by specialist training or
  • equivalent experience to Masters level with a relevant core professional training (e.g.
  • Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, etc)
  • Training in an evidence-based therapeutic approach
  • Current registration with the appropriate professional body
  • Training in supervision and/or leadership skills
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

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