CAMHS Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner (Children's Services)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Long Eaton
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to staff development the CAMHS Service has a full time & part time Band 5 post within the supported care pathway. Full time across Erewash & South Derbyshire and a part time post based 22.5 hours in Amber valley.

The posts offer us the opportunity to develop creative ways of supporting young people and families in our busy service.

The post holder will be supported to develop knowledge and skills in working systemically with children and families within our experienced multi-disciplinary teams.

We welcome newly-qualified applicants and will support preceptorship.

We also welcome applications from mental health nurses currently working with adults who want to develop a career within CAMHS.

The service has moved to a locality-based model to ensure strong team working and high levels of locality knowledge.

The Recovery team have bases in Derby City, Amber Valley and a team across Erewash and South Derbyshire.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will carry a caseload of young people with support from the experienced multi-disciplinary teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a caseload of children and young people who present with a range of mental health difficulties, with the support of the wider team.

CAMHS is part of the CYP-IAPT initiative and uses Routine Outcome Measures to influence and evaluate all interventions offered.

The post will involve undertaking supervised case co-ordination and managing a caseload, offering individual evidence based Interventions and the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of all Interventions/care offered.

The post holder will work, in partnership with the CAMHS leadership team, Medical Consultants and Multi-Disciplinary Teams, ensuring the highest level of clinical practice in assessment, case management, care coordination and treatment.

Practitioners need to ensure that the best evidence-based care is given to children, young people and their families, within the resources available to the service, with anemphasis upon working with complex presenting difficulties and multi-agency networks.

We welcome applicants with transferable skills from other areas of practice and through the delivery of robust supervision and training opportunities we will aim to develop your knowledge, skills and experience within a CAMHS IAPT Service.

General hours of service are between 8.00am-8.00pm to suit both Clinician and Service.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Must have valid Professional registration
  • Qualification in therapeutic modality
Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders within children
  • Ability to assess, plan and deliver treatment and evaluate care packages.
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Skills in risk assessment and management of self harm.
Transport Essential
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

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