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Mental Health Practitioner - CAMHS

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Building Resilience and Strengths (BRS) team has an exciting opportunity opening for the role of a Senior Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner in our Crisis Intervention Pathway. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary integrated CAMHS team, delivering high quality interventions to children, young people and their families presenting with a range of psychological difficulties and complex life experiences.

The BRS is joint funded by Solent NHS and Southampton City Council Children's Services. Staff are employed through each agency but work together as one team under a single management structure and service specification. Following the Southampton City Council's Destination 22 transformation, the service will deliver both a Crisis Intervention service and a Therapeutic service, with dedicated multi-disciplinary staff in each pathway. The role of the Senior Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner will be primarily based within the Crisis Intervention pathway but close working relationships with professionals from the Therapeutic pathway will allow for robust transition plans between the pathways as required.

Main duties of the job

As the Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner you will work closely with Specialist CAMHS and a range of professionals across Health, Education and Social Care. The role will require the post holder to have a sound knowledge of Crisis intervention work with young people and strong risk assessment and risk management skills.

The role will require a flexible approach and, as part of the Crisis Intervention pathway, there is likely to be a regularly changing clinical landscape. The successful candidate will also be confident in managing a complex caseload; able to respond quickly to challenging situations; and able to manage complex mental health and safeguarding issues with management support.

The Team will operate on a long day model including weekends, which will be supported by a Clinical Lead Nurse and Practice Manager, providing leadership, support and supervision to the post holder.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Vickie Doney, Lead Clinician, or Amie McKinlay, Practice Manager.

Tel: 023 80834430.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To be responsible for delivering highly specialist psychiatry in a way that is integrated with the work of other agencies and disciplines within the BRS and wider SpCAMHS Teams.

*To be responsible in liaising closely and integrate highly specialist child psychiatry with the work of other agencies

*To provide expertise and highly specialist child psychiatry advice, guidance, and consultation to other professionals, contributing directly to family treatment plans.

*To oversee the provision of highly specialist child psychiatry input into the placements of trainees across a range of professions.

*To manage referrals and to assess the needs of referred child and family, develop implement, and evaluate appropriate interventions.

*To participate in the development of the pathways across agencies and the SpCAMHS Teams in the City. In collaboration with other professionals within the Solent West Child and Family service line.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualifications relevant to CAMHS e.g. Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist
  • Postgraduate training relevant to Child and Adolescent Mental Health e.g. CBT, DBT
  • Significant senior practitioner experience in CAMHS setting
  • Teaching Qualification
  • Management or training qualification
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience
  • Experience of working with complex children, young people, and families, experiencing severe mental health and trauma difficulties
  • Supervisory skills -- caseload management and clinical supervision
  • Experience of multi professional/multi-agency working
  • Experience of managing change
  • Appraiser of junior staff and/or peers
  • Business Planning
  • Performance Monitoring

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