CAMHS Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Aycliffe
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Thank you for your interest in this post in South Durham CAMHS. The whole team has contributed to this description of the experience of working in the team.

The South Durham CAMHS team has a warm cohesive feel, where we are supportive towards each other and always open minded. As a team we are always approachable, down to earth and professional. Our Staff Team are often described by our patients as being very caring and professional individuals who always advocate for the rights of the child or young person in our care.

Within the South Durham CAMHS Team we have a very varied work load, which means that every day will bring new and exciting opportunities for you to develop your skills. In order to support you in your development we will use regular appraisal and talent management, to identify your interests and development opportunities. As a team we will support you with both formal training and continuing professional development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a CAMHS Clinician on a permanent basis. In order to fulfil the essential criteria for this post you need to have completed preceptorship, and be a Professional registered with a regulatory body. The South Durham CAMHS team is a dynamic team that is comprised of CAMHS clinicians with varying professional backgrounds, including Nursing, psychology, Social Workers, OT's and Speech and Language Therapists, enabling us to provide high quality holistic mental health care to the children and young people accessing our services.

The successful applicant will work with the MDT to provide assessment and intervention to children and young people. As part of the MDT we will provide ongoing support to the successful applicant through supervision and talent management.

We are a forward thinking, creative team that encourages all team members to share their ideas to improve our service for young people and their families. The role of the CAMHS clinician is crucial in young peoples recovery and improving outcomes. The successful applicant could have skills in delivering a therapy, non-medical prescribing or have experience in providing nursing or Mental Health interventions, risk management or care co-ordination.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

As part of the MDT you will have the opportunity to provide evidence based interventions and therapies to children and young peoples.

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS trust places an emphasis on Staff wellbeing and provides access to a number of formal staff support services, which are available to staff on appointment. South Durham CAMHS have identified a number of staff within the team who coordinate a number of in house staff wellbeing activities. The team are regularly available to meet with staff members and there are regular whole team events to support staff whilst they are at work.

The South Durham CAMHS teams are based at the Acley Centre in Newton Aycliffe. The Acley centre, benefits from being a spacious open plan office environment with therapy spaces to enable clinicians to work effectively with the children and young people accessing the service. Free Car Parking is available on site. The South Durham Locality is a large geographical area, combining both Urban and Rural locations. The service has very good transport links being very close to the A1 Motorway, a train station within walking distance and good opportunities to travel by bus. The Acley Centre is situated close to various local amenities including shops and petrol stations. Newton Aycliffe is easily accessible from locations such as Newcastle, Darlington, Durham and Northallerton in approximately 30 minutes.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience working in a multidiscplinary team
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • working with young people and families
  • Leadership experience
  • mentoring students
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Understanding of safeguarding and its application in practice
  • The trusts QIS System
Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • CAMHS Degree
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc.
  • Recognised training in Facilitation of Parenting Groups.

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