Getting Help Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you interested in a career working with Children and Young People within Community Mental Health Services? The Children and Young Peoples Getting Help Team are seeking to recruit a CAMHS Practitioner to join our dynamic and developing team.

The team covers the Durham and Darlington area and is currently based at the Pioneering Care Centre in Newton Aycliffe. Travel will be required as part of the role and expenses are included.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, motivated, experienced and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with children, young people and their families, as well as working alongside our partner agencies.

Applicants should hold a professional qualification and have experience of working with children, young people and families.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is able to organise their time, have good communication skills, who is keen to learn and able to meet the demands of a busy team environment.

You will be working with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs as well as providing advice and guidance to families and partner agencies.

In addition to the wide range of clinical duties the candidate will also provide clinical supervision and mentorship to students and junior staff working within the team. The post holder will support the team with service development using the Trust's quality improvement methods. There will be the opportunity to participate in service development, audit, pathway development and ongoing training needs of the team.

We have regular team meetings to develop skills and provide peer support. We have a robust clinical and management supervision structure and support and promote continued professional training and development.

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, NorthYorkshire, 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.


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 refer to the attached job description for further detailed information regarding the role and main responsibilities.

Person Specification Qualifications 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.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc.
  • Recognised training in Facilitation of Parenting Groups.
  • CAMHS Degree
Skills Essential
  • Provide effective clincial supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Write reports.
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
Experience Essential
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with children and families/parents/carers in a community setting
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experiences
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for children and young people in the designated field.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • Clinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • Research and development methodology.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)
Other requirements Essential
  • Ability to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of children and young people and their families and carers.
  • Able to engage with children and young people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Able to use own initiative and make decisions independently
  • Committed to continual quality and service improvement
  • Self aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to accept and respond positively to feedback from supervision

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