CAMHS Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner Developmental post

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Weston-Super-Mare
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for a Band 5 clinician to work in CAMHS Urgent Care and Assessment Team. This role includes working intensively in the community with young people, as well as seeing young people who attend the acute hospitals in Weston-Super-Mare with self harm, overdose and other mental health needs. We are looking for a suitable candidate who wants to develop their skills & experience to meet the needs of children/young people with complex social, emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and mental health needs. This post is open to mental health nurses and you must be on a professional register.

As part of our commitment to service development, we are currently offering a recruitment incentive bonus of 15% of salary for a year and are able to offer relocation expenses for the right candidate.

This is a developmental role with an aim to progress to band 6 within a year following regular supervision and review. The candidate will be both supported and developed into more senior roles within the team pending review. These include hospital assessments, assertive outreach into the community, complex discharge planning, risk management, complex care, multiagency working, care planning and risk formulation.

We offer additional in house training in areas such as DBT, CBT, systemic work, attachment theory, trauma recovery model, NVR and positive behavioural management.

The post is full time permanent position.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Band 5 clinician to work in CAMHS UCAT team with a desire to develop into a more senior role. This role includes working intensively in the community with young people, as well as seeing young people who attend the acute hospitals in Bristol with self harm, overdose and other mental health needs. We are looking for a suitable candidate who wants to develop their skills & experience to meet the needs of children/young people with complex social, emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and mental health needs. This post is open to mental health nurses, social workers and allied healthcare professionals and you must be on a professional register.

The team is delivered in partnership with Off The Record Bristol.

This is an important role to help develop skills and experience as a mental health practitioner to deliver high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and using both evidence based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with service users, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

As a team we strive to celebrate diversity and welcome applications that support our values.

Skills in DBT or interest in training in DBT essential.

The post is full time permanent position.

This post involves working weekends, evenings and nights.

For further information or to visit the team please contact 03001256700 and ask for Ben Ussher UCAT Team Manager or Loren Green.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

We are a sociable and enthusiastic team offering internal and external wellbeing supervision, we enjoy regular meals out together, ping pong and volleyball tournaments on the beach and paddle boarding days out.

The team is delivered in partnership with Off The Record Bristol.

Job description Job responsibilities

Acute Hospital assessments

7 day follow up appointments following hospital presentation

Risk management and updating risk assessments

Care and Treatment planning

Safeguarding children

Multiagency working

An in-depth knowledge of the mental health act, mental capacity act and safeguarding principles.

This is an important role to help develop skills and experience as a mental health practitioner to deliver high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and using both evidence based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with service users, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

Skills in DBT or interest in training in DBT essential.

This post involves working weekends, evenings and nights.

For further information or to visit the team please contact 03001256700 and ask for Ben Ussher UCAT manger or Loren Green.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Mental Health Nursing Qualification
Desirable
  • Diploma in MH Nursing
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to work collaboratively with other staff
  • Interest in self help material
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Interest in diversity
  • Knowledge of community care
  • Ability to travel in areas where public transport is poor
  • Understanding of common MH problems and their manager in CAMHS
Desirable
  • Work with voluntary agencies
  • Experience of working with diversity
  • IT skills


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