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CAMHS Senior Practitioner (Nurse Specialist/Advanced OT/Social Worker)

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to advertise an exciting opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic and energetic CAMHS services as a Specialist CAMHS Practitioner(Band 7) within the Bromley CAMHS Generic Team, located at our clinic base near to Bromley South train station.

We are passionate about working with children, young people and their families/carers, and are dedicated to providing high-quality and caring community mental healthcare services that improve outcomes and build resilience in community relationships.

The Trust is dedicated to ensuring that staff feel valued and are pleased to also offer an extensive range of further benefits, which include:
  • Generous pay (outer-London weighting), pensions scheme (and life assurance) and leave package
  • Agile/remote and flexible working arrangements, including part-time working, job sharing, hot-desking and/or working at designated hubs
  • Access to internal training and development courses (such as Quality Improvement and healthcare leadership)

Other benefits include a cycle-to-work and lease car scheme, electric vehicle charging points and funding for school holiday childcare.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a highly competent and enthusiastic healthcare professional from within the disciplines of Social Work, Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy to join us in our Bromley CAMHS Generic Team.

The post holder will be a registered clinician with post registration experience within a mental health setting; it would be an advantage if some of this time will have been working with young people. It is important that you can show your interest and willingness to learn how to work with children with significant mental health difficulties.

The post holder will be required to work in clinic and offer evidence-based, outcome focused Assessment and Treatment to children and young people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. We are looking for applicants who have a therapeutic specialism, such as training in CBT or IPT-A. You will need to have excellent therapeutic skills and be responsive and flexible in your approach to working with children and young people within the CAMH service.

The post is advertised as full time. However, we have a positive approach to flexible working and would also be pleased to receive enquiries and applications from candidates who may wish to work part-time hours.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Details Job Description is attached. Main responsibilities include:
  • To be trained and confident in the use of CYP IAPT principles, evidence based interventions and routine outcome measures.
  • To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people presenting with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties
  • To co-ordinate and deliver individualised care packages / programmes for children and young people and evaluate these programmes, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with national guidelines and trust policy.
  • To provide specialist mental health advice, consultation and signposted using an outcome based triage model, to school based and community staff e.g. Health Visitors, G.Ps.
  • To engage therapeutically with clients and their carers in a variety of settings as appropriate to the needs of the client and to be able to assess the risk of working in particular areas.
  • To be able to plan and facilitate appropriate therapeutic intervention including group work for the specialist client group and their families and carers
  • To be able to assess and manage risk in children and young people and to do this on an on-going basis within the role as care co-ordinator

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RN Mental Health/CQSW/CSS/DipSW or equivalent Social Work qualification/Dip or BSc OT
  • Registration with relevant Professional body
  • Specialist training in a subject/skill relevant to Child & and Adolescent Mental Health (0-18 years) together with CYP IAPT Dip in CBT/SFP/IPT-A
Experience Essential
  • At least 3 years post registration experience in a setting where mental health is the primary focus some of which should have been in a CAMHS setting.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate risk/care plans to meet the needs of clients.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate awareness of MDT functioning.
  • Ability to maintain and manage own workload and
  • Willingness and ability to develop specialist knowledge of clinical aspects of child & adolescent mental health
  • Ability to recognise own limits & seek support re supervision as appropriate.
  • The ability to supervise, teach and develop the skills of student nurses/social workers/OT's and junior staff as appropriate
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

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