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Band 6 CAMHS Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a mental health health nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, Occupational therapist or Social worker with mental health experience?

Would you like to join a dynamic team supporting the assessment and treatment of young people within LLR?

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Outpatient Team have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to apply for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner Role within the dynamic and supportive CAMHS Outpatient Team .

The successful candidate will be a part of the Access Initial Assessment pathway within CAMHS Outpatients. The Access pathway offers assessments focused on Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental issues. The successful candidate will work within a MDT to assess and consider the most appropriate pathway options for the young people and children.

The team are dynamic and consistently evolving to be able to offer the best support / assessments and treatment to the young people and children that we serve. Come be a part of an exciting and truly multi-disciplinary approach to the patient experience, working alongside Psychiatrists, Social workers, mental health nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychotherapists, Health Care Support Workers and peer support workers all aiming to provide the best experience and quality care.

We offer flexible working with operating hours between 8am to 8pm Monday - Friday.

Main duties of the job

  • to work within a MDT offering a comprehensive initial assessment for the children and young people considering the family, mental health needs, risk and sign posting.
  • To work alongside / with the MDT to ascertain the most appropriate pathway and care
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • supporting student learning and shadowing opportunities

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Registered Learning Disability Nurse, Registered Social Worker, Registered Occupational Therapist.
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Post reg experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development
Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience in relevant area of practice
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centre care and patient education.
  • Demonstrates understanding of efficient and effective use of resources
  • Experience in supervision
  • Act as a clinical role model, mentor assessor and support for learners
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work
  • Demonstrates planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
  • Ability to motivate self and others

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