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CAMHS Clinician

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are seeking to recruit a CAMHS Clinician to join the Getting More Help CAMHS team based in Middlesbrough.

We are a successful team that are driven, motivated, innovative and creative The successful applicants will be enthusiastic, motivated, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

The postholders will work with children and young people (0-18 years) with the principal objectives of providing mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions. The successful candidates will have responsibility for the effective management of a community caseload of children and young people referred to the service.

Main duties of the job

Maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all children and young people in the delivery of patient centered care recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs.

Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment (or consent from the person with parental responsibility), in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act and Fraser Guidelines, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity remain at the centre of decision-making and are fully safeguarded

Acts, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures.

Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient.

Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk. Participates in Safeguarding Children Strategy meetings.

Provides clinical/professional advice on complex issues to other members of the clinical team and staff from other disciplines.

Provides health education and advice on health promotion to children and young people and their carers.

Responsible for decision making and coordination in a crisis situation, where necessary seeking advice and guidance from other relevant professionals.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached to the vacancy which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • CAMHS Degree or post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
Experience Essential
  • Significant Experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT
  • Experience of using QI methodology
  • Experience of working collaboratively
Skills Essential
  • Provide leadership in the team
  • Undertake role of Care Coordinator/ Lead Professional
  • Manage a complex caseload

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