CAMHS Specialist Community Advisor

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derby City and Derbyshire
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a CQC 'Outstanding' Children and Young People's (CYP) IAPT Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, covering Derby City and South Derbyshire.

The Specialist Community Advisor Team provide a place based service to develop a 'prevention and promotion' approach for those working with children, young people and families in primary care, social care, voluntary & community sector and education.

Currently operating a hybrid model of virtual and office based working.

The team work in a locality model, meaning effective networks and relationships are established in the delivery of the service.

There is a current vacancy in South Derbyshire.

The team work from CAMHS delivering consultation and training to professionals working with low to moderate emotional health needs.

Main duties of the job

Offering consultation for professionals to support their identification of emotional health needs/mental health difficulties, if there are concerns about young people they are working with and to explore evidence-based ways to support these young people and meet their needs.

Providing emotional health advice and signposting.

Liaison in multi-professional meetings and networking with agencies outside of CAMHS.

Strategy Planning to proactively respond to local need, engaging in joint planning to develop protocols and mental health strategies. Influencing 'whole school approach' to mental health prevention and early help in education for students and staff.

Offering 'role-model' functions in developing and initially co-facilitating groups and workshops.

Derbyshire Healthcare is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

As a CYP IAPT Service, we endeavour to offer an accessible, evidence-basedservice to children and young people, that delivers the right intervention at the right time.

We use Routine Outcome Measures to evidence what we do and influence our practice.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, with post-registration experience, this would normally equate to 2 years, to join our multi-disciplinary team.

The vacancy is a full time post.

Our service offers extended hours between the days of Monday-Friday, 8.00am-8.00pm, which the post holder would be expected to contribute to.

We offer flexible working hours to meet the needs of the service.

Person Specification Core Profession Essential
  • Registered to a professional body
  • Additional qualifications relevant to the role
2 years experience Essential
  • Experience in practice post registration
Mental Health Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people

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