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CAMHS ADHD Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 5 CAMHS ADHD Practitioner

Permanent Contract 37.5 Hours

To work in West Lancs CAMHS

The position is open for development into a B6 ADHD Practitioner role

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the ADHD Nurse Led Service delivering high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people on the ADHD pathway.

As an ADHD CAMHS practitioner you will be expected to support the Specialist ADHD Nurses across West Lancashire, working within a systemic and holistic framework undertaking needs led and evidence based assessments within the ADHD Nurse Led Service.

Main duties of the job

You will work with children, young people, parents, carers and schools in a variety of ways to help support management of child or young person's diagnosis.

Within in the role of the ADHD CAMHS practitioner you will liaise with other professionals in order that the child and family/carers receive an integrated multi-agency approach. And you will participate in the monitoring, research and evaluation of the ADHD Nurse Led Service.

We are seeking an individual who has experience in working with children and young people or has a good understanding of childhood development.Successful applicants will be required to co-work effectively with colleagues and maintain good clinical records and data collection.

A means of transport is essential and applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • First level nursing qualification, RMN or equivalent
  • Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post
Knowledge Essential
  • An ability to think systemically and holistically
  • Demonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers.
  • Demonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based therapeutic interventions relevant to the needs of this client group
Experience Essential
  • Specialist working knowledge and experience of supporting and monitoring children and young people diagnosed with ADHD
  • Demonstrable knowledge/ understanding and experience in assessment of young people with complex mental health and/or complex needs such as ADHD/ASD
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously

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