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CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker - Access and Early Intervention

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Sussex Partnership is offering an exciting opportunity for a special person to join us as a band 6 Primary Mental Health Worker in our CAMHS Tier 2 service. Tier 2 services offer children and young people suffering with moderate mental health difficulties, access to short term psychological therapy. You will have a core qualification such as nursing, social work or OT and a sound knowledge of mental health difficulties in children and young people. The successful applicant will join a well-established team of highly skilled and motivated clinicians who are looking for someone with passion, enthusiasm and commitment to join them.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Main duties of the job

You will require excellent skills in assessing and formulating evidence based treatment plans with children, young people and their families, this will include liaising with families and professionals and developing comprehensive care plans and risk safety plans.

You will need to be able to make theoretically and clinically informed decisions. You will be able to provide a timely response, and often managing a high level of emotional need. The work is rewarding and varied. You will have opportunities to develop therapeutic skills in evidenced based direct work and group work intervention to young people and families. The appointed member of staff will also have the opportunity to participate in some consultation and training to external agencies, as well as public events hosted by CAMHS.

About us

The service is entering into a period of new development within the service as we look to expand our work into schools and offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in service development. As a Trust, we recognise the impact of the nature of our work and are committed to staff well-being, providing activities that promote the positive health of our staff, such as arts projects and staff development. We are committed to regular line management and supervision.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management, and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal, professional registration and validation and audit. As a trust we are committed to developing skills and therapeutic interventions and use a wide variety of evidence-based therapy approaches with children and young people. There will be opportunities for further professional development within the service. All staff receive regular clinical supervision, access to a variety of CPD sessions with Clinical Leads, clinical and caseload discussions with senior colleagues.

Person Specification Core Qualification Essential
  • Nursing, OT or Social worker
Experiences Essential
  • Experience of working in CAMHS
  • Experience with Children and YP

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