We are looking for a Band 6 CAMHS clinician to work in our CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team. This post is open to Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and clinicians who hold suitable professional registration, such as the NMC, Social Work England or HCPC. Our team has had substantial investment in both our Crisis and Hospital Assessment provision. We provide assessment of young people experiencing mental health crisis presenting to the three hospitals across Weston-Super-Mare and surroundings areas. We work in a creative, flexible way with our partner organisation Off The Record Bristol to meet the needs of young people and families, using a DBT and Systemic focus.
As part of our service development new staff will have access to an extensive training programme including: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Eating Disorder Training, Non-Violent Resistance Therapy (NVR), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), AMBIT and many more.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will provide assertive outreach to young people who have presented to hospital with self -injurious behaviour and emerging mental health problems, such as Eating Disorders and Psychosis, covering the area of North Somerset. Supported by the team and OTR colleagues to provide, outreach, containment, extended community assessments and multiagency networking.
We cover a 7 day period working a number of shifts, primarily 9am-5pm, also including crisis line management.
The post holder will provide urgent mental health assessment based on identified criteria,supported and supervised by a Band 7 clinician, in both the community and hospital settings.
The post holder will provide community interventions to manage risk and prepare young people and families for management in the community .
A proportion of the role will involve working in conjunction with colleagues in the multidisciplinaryteam to identify care and treatment options which enable service users to remain within theirexisting support/care pathways and maintain their community tenure, signposting to otherservices to meet their needs.
The post holder will maintain close working relationships with Community and specialist CAMHSservices, Adult Community Mental Health Teams as well as the Acute Hospital Services.
Day to day leadership on service delivery and development will be provided by the TeamManager, along with senior clinicians as will caseload and management supervision.
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
We are a progressive and dynamic service that work using evidence-based therapeutic treatments and approaches but also foreground anti-oppressive practice and diversity and equality as part of our daily working.
We have an extensive staff wellbeing offer , workshops and walks, as well robust supervision and training.
Job description Job responsibilities
Provision of rapid access to specialist CAMHS advice and support and to enable referrers to deal more effectively with a range of mental health problems.
Increased detection of mental health problems/needs with improved care, treatment andpromotion of improved understanding of and confidence in the delivery of mental health careand collaboration with all agencies involved in the care of young people and families.
Provision of targeted formal and informal learning opportunities for all staff within the primarycare teams to develop their knowledge and capabilities within the mental health component ofholistic care
Provision of information sign-posting and support for young people and families.
Please see attached Job Description for further details.
Person Specification Essential Essential
- Professional Registration
- Experience of working with children and families
- Experience of working in mental health services
- Therapeutic training/skills
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