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CAMHS Mental Health Specialist practitioner - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Full Time
Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months to cover maternity leave .

Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment

Our service provides intensive individualised support to young people within the community to prevent the need for hospital admission and to respond to urgent situations. Our service has an excellent success rate in supporting children and young people in a mental health crisis.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced mental health professional to work with young people with complex and high-risk mental health and social care needs. The role includes offering clinical assessments, formulation of risk management plans and offering evidence-based mental health interventions for young people in the community. The post holder will work closely with parents/carers alongside the existing network of professionals such as schools, Children Social Care and Core CAMHS for a joint understanding and management of risk to ensure the young person's safety.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to extend the service we offer to an out of hours service, this will involve evenings Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm over the weekends, this will come with the perk of additional pay enhancements. In return we will be offering our candidates the flexibility to cover late shifts and weekend working, allowing them time off during core working hours.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate specialist clinical skills and expertise in the following areas:
  • Conducting mental health and risk assessments to formulate risk management plans with specialist tailored interventions to reduce escalation in the young person's mental health presentation.
  • Provide specialist clinical consultation and advice to professionals working within a range of children's services within Gloucestershire as required.
  • Extensive experience of working within a community CAMHs and/ or AMH, or Tier 4 inpatient services.
  • Managing own individual clinical case load
  • Extensive clinical experience of working alongside multi-agency networks to achieve best possible outcomes for children and families.
  • Are committed and passionate about ensuring the Voice of the Child is central within care planning and clinical risk management.

About us

In addition, CAMHS offers:
  • A strong multi-disciplinary ethos within all aspects of clinical delivery as well as robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place
  • Opportunities to develop your highly specialist clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision.
  • The challenge of complex and varied work within an integrated multi agency team
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oProfessional Health or Social Care qualification: RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • oDemonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/ Accreditation
  • oProfession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings.
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge and experience of working with parental mental health or learning disability issues and the impact when working with children and young people
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills in driving forward the CAMHS Participation agenda and ensuring the voice of the child is heard at all levels of service delivery
  • oExtensive knowledge of issues related to equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge of issues related to mental capacity, consent and confidentiality when working with children and young people
  • oHigh commitment to develop/extend CAMHS related clinical skills as required through reflective practice, CPD opportunities and other initiatives

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