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CAMHS Eating Disorder Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Durham and Darlington CAMHS Eating Disorder Service are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward-thinking CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) Practitioner to join their team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide eating disorder services and treatment to young people and their families across the Durham and Darlington areas and play a crucial link role in supporting paediatric admissions and discharges.

The team includes clinical psychologists, nurses, dietitians and psychiatrists. Therefore, the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

The post holder will provide evidence-based assessment and treatment-based interventions as part of the clinical eating disorder pathways, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers in a clinic setting. The candidate will also provide 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.

The Eating Disorder service is looking to appoint an individual with a range of transferrable skills, who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this client group. In exchange the successful candidate will be well supported within a friendly and supportive team, with continuing opportunities for their ongoing professional development.

This team now operates a 7-day service.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post requires independent travel across the locality - travel expenses and travel time are included.

Please see job descriptions for full details of responsibilities of job role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign off mentor (or equivelant) or must be achieved within agreed time scale
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy
  • Recognised training in facilitation of parenting groups
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
Experience Essential
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experiences
  • Experience or knowledge of working with Eating Disorders

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