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CAMHS Practitioner - Eating Disorders

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have the drive to join an experienced and highly motivated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Community Eating Disorders Service to deliver responsive and effective services to Children, Young People and Families with Eating Disorders?

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Registered Practitioner with a specialist interest in Eating Disorders to join the Worcestershire team on a permanent basis. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team who will support with clinical pathway developments and responsible for delivering a service to Children and young people who have complex physical, emotional and mental health needs.

As a member of the CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Team rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC and an employee of our Trust you will benefit from;

  • Working within a supportive and valued team of professionals
  • High quality regular Line Management supervision
  • Robust appraisals
  • Access to learning forums
  • Career Progression opportunities
  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance
  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums
  • Wellbeing and support programmes
  • A wide range of NHS discounts

No two days will be the same, so flexibility, problem solving skills and a desire to make a difference are all vital for this role.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to have proven experience working within a face paced environment, demonstrate a flexible approach, with the ability to manage workload and maintain professionalism during busy periods. You will have a strong passion for working with Children and young people with Eating disorders and complex emotional and mental health needs.

The role will provide you with variety and no two days are the same. You will have autonomy to balance and achieve the demands of the role and will need demonstrate your ability to be responsive and flexible to be able meet the requirements of the role.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team offering assessments and will deliver NICE guided interventions for Children with Eating disorders to ensure best outcomes for those accessing the service. You will require the ability to liaise with and work in collaboration with other relevant agencies according to the needs of the young person. The Community Eating Disorder team has solid links with the local inpatient paediatric service and both services work closely together to ensure consistent and collaborative care is provided.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

The post holder will carry continuing responsibility for the assessment, treatment and management of a defined caseload.

You will use a range of treatment approaches eg psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive and psychopharmacological, as appropriate, within the overall framework of the multi-disciplinary team.

The role will involve completing individual assessments, risk assessments and formulation of care plans which is the subject of regular evaluation and wherever practicable is formulated in conjunction with the patient and/or their family.

Person Specification Skills & Abilities Desirable
  • Basic IT competency
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments within CAMHS
Knowledge Essential
  • Working knowledge of Health Service
  • Good knowledge of recognised disorders and illnesses in the field of mental health
  • Understand a range of communication styles when working with children and families in distress
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act
  • Hold an interest in a specialist area
  • Working knowledge of mental health issues in CAMH Services
  • Awareness of budgets and responsible use of resources
Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/RN (Child)/RN (LD/SW or OT
  • Relevant professional registration
  • Relevant Post graduate study or be able to demonstrate further skills-based training
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role
Experience Essential
  • Experienced gained during pre- registration training either in a mental health or child placement setting
  • Use of therapeutic interventions with children and young people i.e. 1:1, counselling, family therapy and group work
  • Providing consultation
  • Liaising across Tier I-IV CAMH Services
  • 12-month minimum post registration experience in mental health care.
  • Working in inpatient settings
  • Providing care in community settings
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary Team

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