A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a qualified clinician to join the York and Selby Single Point of Access Team at CAMHS on a 1 year fixed term contract, 37.5 hours per week, to cover maternity leave. This post will be based at Orca House in York with some home working possible at times. This post requires the candidate to have a professional registration Child, mental health or Learning disability nurse, social worker or occupational therapist.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, well-motivated, forward thinking clinician to work as part of our team - working with young people with mental health problems living in the York and Selby area.
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.
Main duties of the job
Our team receives all the new referrals that come into CAMHS, and we offer initial telephone assessments to parents and young people. The young people we support are suffering from moderate to severe complex emotional, behavioural and psychological issues resulting in mental health problems.
Experience of working clinically with children and young people with Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental needs is essential.
If you enjoy working within a team who is passionate about children and young people's mental health, enjoy a challenge and have a flexible approach, then we would like to hear from you. You will work as part of a team but will need to be confident in your own clinical decision making skills. You will work with a range of professionals from a variety of different agencies in order to safely arrange the most appropriate service for the young people. The role will include telephone assessments, signposting advice and professional consultation.
We are a friendly, supportive team, from a variety of professional backgrounds including Nursing, Social Work and Occupational Therapy. We also have easy access to support from Psychiatrists and Psychologists within the CAMHS generic teams.
As an organisation we encourage learning and continued professional development.
Job description Job responsibilities
The role can be demanding but also highly rewarding so you will need to be someone who is motivated, resilient and passionate about working with this client group.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
- Depending on work area, recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
- Leadership or management qualification.
- Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
- Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
- Providing clinical supervision.
- Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting.
- Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for children and young people in the designated field.
- Research and development methodology.
- Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
- Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
- Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
- Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
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