CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner (Children in Care)

Job details
Posting date: 16 September 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 October 2020
Location: Countywide, EX2 5AF
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 369-A-20-59671

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The role

  • Are you an experienced CAMHS clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join a service at a time of exciting change?
  • Can you work with children, young people and their parents/carers, providing evidence based intervention in the community?
  • Do you have, or are interested , in gaining clinical and systemic skills, relevant in working within complex systems, surrounding Children and Young People in Care?
  • Would you like to experience life in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas, with exciting cities, charming countryside and magnificent coastlines?

We are looking for a Band 6 Senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner who will work across locations in the Devon and Torbay CAMHS service in Exeter, Torbay, Dartington and Barnstaple who can bring skills, experience and enthusiasm to meet the needs of children and young people in care with complex emotional and mental health needs in the community.

You will join our CAMHS team, which is part of Children and Family Health Devon, at an exciting time of change. In this important role you will use your extensive skills and experience as a mental health practitioner to deliver high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and working as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team. Using both evidence based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with people, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

Our Children and Young People say…

“We would like the people who work for Child and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure”.

About you

You will be an experienced and qualified CAMHS professional (RMN, Social Work, Occupational Therapy). You will be able to work alongside colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and develop relationships across agencies to meet the needs of children and families. You will be interested in working within the often complex systems around Children and young people in Care. The ability to adapt communication and intervention style to meet individual need is important and you will have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.

Managing risk and being able to assess mental health presentations in the community is a core part of this role, responding to both urgent and routine, planned and unplanned need. You will be required to work flexibly across a range of clinical, community and home-based settings to meet the needs of the child, which could include working across evenings and weekends, contributing to our Out of Hours rota.

You will be responsible for providing therapeutic intervention that is strengths-focused, evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of the child/young person and their family/carer. Supervision of more junior staff and trainees is expected to be part of your role as you share your skills and knowledge with those around you.

Personally, we’re looking for an individual who is passionate about working with children/ young people in the community with the confidence to intervene to meet a range of mental health needs and a desire to work with others to continually improve what we do.

Interview date will be 6th November 2020.

About us

Employed by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will be part of Children and Family Health Devon, an Alliance that is unique and brings together six leading providers of adult and children’s community, acute and mental health services in Devon, along with key voluntary sector organisations and academic partners.

This Alliance has designed a system-wide service model to deliver integrated, coordinated support wrapped around the child, young person and family. It builds on our strong relationships across education, health, social care and voluntary sector services in Devon, and, most importantly, it has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • NHS pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay
  • Childcare vouchers– annual savings
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500- available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach –bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses

Living here

Devon provides a unique, varied and beautiful environment. The coastal areas of North, South Devon and Torbay provide excellent opportunities for water sports. The National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor, are havens for country lovers. Exeter is a thriving University city offering culture and city life. There are excellent rail, road and air connections, with a regional airport in Exeter

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