CAMHS Eating Disorder Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
24 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The North Yorkshire and York CAMHS Eating Disorder Service is looking for a Band 6 CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) Practitioner to join the team. The applicant must hold a professional NMC/HCPC registration.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established community eating disorder team supporting young people and families with eating disorders. The role of a CAMHS practitioner is varied, including opportunities in providing assessment, care coordination, physical health monitoring and therapeutic treatment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide eating disorder services and treatment to young people and their families across North Yorkshire and York. The team operate out of Orca House, York and Dragon Parade Clinic, Harrogate, also providing outreach to Northallerton and Scarborough. The post holder will be based in Harrogate, however may be asked to travel to other bases due to service need (namely Northallerton and York).

The team includes clinical psychologists, family therapists,nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists and social workers. Therefore, the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team is a requirement.

The post holder will provide evidence based assessment and treatment based interventions as part of the clinical eating disorder pathways, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers in a clinic setting. The candidate will also provide supervision, and mentorship to students and junior staff working within the team. The post holder will support the team with service development using the Trust's quality improvement methods .

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

The Eating Disorder service is looking to appoint an individual with a range of transferrable skills, who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this client group. In exchange the successful candidate will be well supported within a friendly and supportive team, with continuing opportunities for their ongoing professional development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification which details all main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

Person Specification Qualifications 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)
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign off mentor (or equivelant) or must be achieved within agreed time scale
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy
  • Recognised training in facilitation of parenting groups
Skills Essential
  • Provide effective clincial supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary 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
Experience Essential
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experiences

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