We welcome applicants who have not worked in CAMHS crisis services but have transferable skills relevant to the role such as skills and experience in working with young people and families with complex difficulties, including experience in completing assessments and risk management. We offer regular supportive supervision and mentoring, to help you develop and feel confident/supported in this role. We are keen to develop our team to consist of multi-disciplines and ensure staff have opportunities to develop themselves and the service.
You will deliver high-quality mental health assessments and short-term intervention to young people experiencing mental health crisis. This role is essential in responding to young people and adolescents presenting to acute hospitals (or in the community) to ensure high quality and robust assessments are carried out and to identify young people’s needs and ongoing care planning.
It is due to new investment and service expansion, that we have numerous Band 6 opportunities to work within our CAMHS Rapid Response team that sits within the Children, Young People and Families service (CYPF). We can consider both full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time applications.
In return you will benefit from a culture that is firmly centred on staff support and development, enabling genuine job satisfaction. Much of our work is innovative and you will enjoy full involvement while being encouraged to contribute your own thoughts and initiatives. Further training opportunities will ensure you can fulfil your career potential.
About the Job
• Undertake comprehensive assessments, clinical formulation and brief intervention for young people that present in crisis, ensuring you support the young person to be heard, validated and understood
• Responsible for the effective delivery and quality of care standards for a sub-division of service or for the delivery of specialist services across an organizational and geographical area.
• Able to assess, interpret and diagnose and implement treatment of children and young people’s conditions, developing, planning, implementing and evaluating specialist packages of care, including the involvement of multi-agency input around the children and young people’s needs.
• Make appropriate judgments that best improve the treatment outcomes for the child, young person and their families’ as well as improve resilience and recovery and which mitigates risk to themselves or others.
• Formulate and design interventions as part of the children and young people and their families’ care plan, ensuring that clinical policies and procedures are followed correctly and risks inherent in any procedures are minimised.
Service operating hours + Working pattern
The service currently operates between 8am-10pm Mon to Fri and 9am-5pm Weekends. Therefore, you will be expected to work within these timeframes. We encourage you to get in touch if you wish to enquire about flexible working.
Typically the following shifts are worked: 3 x 9am-8pm (with occasional 11am-10pm shift approximately fortnightly) and 1 x 9am-5pm.
Some of the benefits of joining our team:
• Salary ranging from £33,922 - £40,872 per annum (Inclusive of Higher Cost Area Supplement)
• Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
• Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
• Excellent learning and development opportunities
• Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
• Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
• Advanced IT enablement and support
• Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
• And so much more
Your work base will beWokingham Community Hospital, 41 Barkham Rd, Wokingham RG41 2XR
You will however usually be deployed to work atErlegh House, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Rd, Reading RG6 6BZ.
Some staff parking available on site
Are you familiar with Reading?
If you are not familiar with the cosmopolitan town of Reading, it has fantastic shopping in the Oracle shopping centre, it is a significant business centre, a university town and it has a championship football team. and a farmers’ market twice a month. It has excellent motoring links being close to the M4, A4 and A329.
The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:
1. Degree or master’s level qualification in either Psychotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work, with relevant registration
2. Experience in working with young people with mental health and complex needs
3. Sound assessment skills including identifying and managing risk
4. Car driver & possess full UK driver’s license or evidence of ability to efficiently travel to designated base & other sites
If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!
This advert closes on Sunday 24 Oct 2021
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