CAMHS Practitioner

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Child & Adolescent Mental Health ServicesCAMHS Practitioner

Hours: 37.5 hours per weekBase: TamworthContract: Permanant

Following recent investment, we are launching a number of new development opportunities across both our core CAMHS and our specialist CAMHS provision.

We are delighted that investment in our core CAMHS provision has enabled us to offer an opportunity for a CAMHS Practitioner to join our CAMHS Team based in Tamworth, to support the needs of our children, young people and families.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight, and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidates will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children and young people with serious and enduring mental health difficulties. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on working with children and young people and their families who experience a complex range of needs and difficulties. Acting as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide assessment, psychosocial, evidence-based interventions using a collaborative approach and will be skilled at risk assessment and management. They will complement the multi-disciplinary working of the team, providing supervision for other team members, as agreed with the Operational Manager.

They will participate in team and service development and evaluation. Liaison, advice and consultation with a wide range of agencies is central to the role.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • First level professional nursing/AHP/Social Work/Therapy qualification in mental health, Social Work Nursing or AHP or equivalent with demonstrable knowledge and continuous post qualified experience/professional development
  • Conforms to Professional governing body requirements
  • Professional registration with HCPC, NMC or equivalent
  • Additional Psychological intervention/Professional Qualification including CYP IAPT training, CBT, CBTp, Family Interventions, CAT, DBT, Solution focussed interventions, Possitve Behavious Rapport Planning
  • Motivational Interview techniques
  • Recognised appropriate qualification in mentoring/assessing/ supporting students in placement
  • Professional specific additional qualification eg non medical prescriber, sensory integration therapy trained, Approved mental Health Practitioner (AMHP)
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with those who may experience complex mental health needs in the community setting
  • Experience of working with people who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex mental health needs
  • Experience of making decisions autonomously whilst working with people and families in the community setting
  • Experience of integrating care delivery across multi-disciplinary /multi agency teams
  • Experience of assessing and managing complex needs including risk within a structured framework such as CPA/Safeguarding Children frameworks
  • Experience of effectively managing mental health related issues/referrals/need for advice face to face and virtually including telephone at times of high demand and in relation to highly stressful/emotive situations.
  • Experience and ability to carry out clinical audit

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