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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - CAMHS CAST

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Worcestershire CAMHS has an opportunity for a Band 6 Clinician posts within their Consultation, Advice, Supervision & Training (CAST) Team. The posts are 37.5hours per week, weekdays only, over 5 days, however there is potential for flexibility in the working pattern and hours offered

This post is ideal for a nurse or allied health professional who enjoys working with other professionals, can share their knowledge of mental health with them and has experience of mental health work with children & young people. The team is a friendly and supportive one who work enthusiastically towards their shared goal of maximising mental health outcomes for children and young people

The work base has not yet been determined but will be discussed in more detail at the interview

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join a small but well-established team that provides Consultation, Advice, Supervision & Training to professionals to help them support mental health difficulties experienced by the children and young people they are working with.

CAST are still undertaking most of their work from home which is currently being delivered online. However, as we move forward out of the pandemic a hybrid model is being developed and face-to-face appointments are being offered. As this type of work increases there will be an expectation to travel to multiple sites around the county, wherever possible we will try to limit travel to localities to minimise mileage.

CAST do not tend to work directly with children & young people, currently the main part of their role is undertaking consultation appointments, requests for CAST to facilitate supervision sessions in different settings eg health, social care and education are increasing and safeguarding underpins all aspects of the role.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Appropriate and adaptable verbal and written communication
  • Able to undertake risk assessments within Mental health
Experience Essential
  • Extensive post registration experience in mental health care including mental health assessment and risk assessment
  • Use of therapeutic interventions within mental health settings i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • Delivering teaching / training
  • Providing consultation
Qualifications Essential
  • Professional clinical qualification RMN / OT / Social Worker etc.
  • Evidence of post registered clinical qualifications/training or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of training to a minimum of post graduate diploma level
  • Current registration with relevant professional body
  • Specific qualification in a relevant therapeutic speciality e.g. counselling, Family Therapy, CBT, substance misuse
  • Non-medical prescriber
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues in CAMH Services
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health
  • Understanding of a range of communication styles when working with children and families in distress
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work as a member of a team
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

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