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Senior Primary Mental Health Practitioner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within the Primary Mental Health Team. The position is for a Band 6 practitioner to join a dynamic, forward thinking and supportive team.

The successful applicant would be a proficient and confident member of staff who has experience of working with Children and Young people and are competent and efficient in caseload management. The successful candidate would also welcome an opportunity to work within a team who can offer a supportive learning environment from which to enhance their skills.

Assessment and treatment of mild to moderate mental health conditions, assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, supervision of junior colleagues and professional consultation.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist mental health service for children, adolescents and families who experience psychiatric, mental health disorder or emotional and behavioural difficulties.

To maintain individual caseload, from referral to discharge, conducting routine assessments and 'getting help' interventions as appropriate. Exercising autonomy.

To liaise and provide advice, information and consultation to colleagues and other agencies.

To provide learning experience for students and training for others as appropriate.

To undertake service governance activity, including research and audit as appropriate.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Job Spec Essential
  • GuidanceScore Professional qualification - RN (Mental Health / Child) / OT / Social Worker / Psychologist or equivalent
  • Post graduate Qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health or evidence-based intervention or equivalent relevant experience
  • Degree level qualification in relevant subject
  • Teaching or Training Qualification
  • Qualification in a relevant intervention
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Job Spec Essential
  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs in a child-focussed multi-agency setting
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting
  • Experience in providing training in a range of settings
Job Spec Essential
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment
  • Can communicate and establish effective working relationships with children and young people and their families
  • To impart sensitive complex information when there may be barriers to understanding
  • Up to date with legislation policy relating to CAMHS
  • Evidence of plans for further professional updating

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