Senior CAMHS Practitioner (North Bedfordshire)

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Senior CAMHS Practitioner, Band 7 in the North Bedford Mental Health Support Team (CMHN, Systemic Family Psychotherapist, Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist)

The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting trailblazer project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. There is a specific focus on developing more access to helping and improving the general culture of emotional support within all primary and secondary schools including special educational provisions and PRUs. Working alongside community partners the Mental Health Support Teams will be fully integrated with community CAMHS and educational settings.

Main duties of the job

The roles will help to develop and deliver a wide range of interventions, projects and system change with the aim of whole school and whole community approaches to supporting young people's mental health.

In addition to providing comprehensive consultation, assessment, risk management and interventions for young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties in Specialist Schools and Pupil Referral Units, the successful postholder will clinically and operationally lead a diverse range of professionals who will work in a range of primary and secondary schools across the county

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see JD (Job Description) and PS (Personal Specification) for full details of role requirements.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • A qualification in Child Psychotherapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Family Therapy, Social Work or Nursing & Registration
  • The candidate to have post qualification experience. Understanding of current NHS/Social Care policies/practices relating to Mental Health and Services and understands the Child Protection Policy.
Desirable
  • Parenting qualification and parenting supervision qualification.
  • Specific therapeutic modality training and qualification e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT And accreditation with BABCP etc.
  • IAPT supervisors course
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS
  • Experience of working with a wide range of mental health problems commonly seen in CAMHS
  • Experience of care planning
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary way
Desirable
  • Delivery of parenting programmes - Webster-Stratton, Triple P, NVR etc. Previous experience working with schools in mental health capacity.
  • Supervision of clinicians delivering parenting and manualised CBT interventions
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse inner city area
  • Experience in crisis work
Skills Essential
  • Evidence of well developed clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS
  • Specialist clinical skills within in specific therapeutic modalities
  • Able to manage own time and caseload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to lead, support and influence others
  • Able to work effectively across organisational boundaries
  • Teaching skills, both in clinical setting and education centres
  • Keyboard/computer skills
Knowledge Essential
  • A high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS
  • Specific knowledge of pertinent issues for CAMHS
  • In depth knowledge of CAMHS issues including assessment and interventions
  • Knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and associated legislation
  • Knowledge of specific inner city issues which impact of care delivery
  • Knowledge of the Children's Act and other appropriate legislation
  • Knowledge of standard setting and audit implementation
  • An awareness of different research methods
  • A working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines
Desirable
  • Knowledge of development in inter agency partnership


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