Advanced Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
8 Nov 2019
8 Dec 2019

Job Description

Do you have a passion for working with children, young people and their families? Come and join our committed and passionate team based within a creative and highly professional CAMHS multidisciplinary team. We are working together to provide a local response to those most vulnerable children and young people and the time when the most need help.
B7 Advanced Practitioner
Advanced practitioner with a proven track record in the assessment and delivery of evidence based interventions for children and young people in a specialist CAMHS service. This role is primarily clinical in focus, however there is an expectation to taken on specific leadership tasks depending on service development needs. This practitioner will need to be able to deliver highly specialist clinical interventions within the CAMHS field.
This post will be significant in the delivery and evaluation of clinical intervention by and have responsibility for the supervision of B6 staff.
This role has a responsibility for ensuring all assessments are in line with relevant guidelines along with best practice recommendations and will ensure review of all cases are carried out and recorded appropriately.
The team will provide the post holder with time and opportunity to develop their clinical skills in evidence based practice both in terms of formal training and high quality clinical supervision. We will encourage the development of leadership skills and provide opportunity to do this.
We welcome applications from a range of practitioners with a mental health background including the following fields:-
A professional qualification in mental health such as nursing, family and systemic psychotherapy, clinical psychology child psychotherapy, Arts psychotherapy or occupational therapy, social workers. Applications will need to demonstrate that this training - or subsequent additional training/experience - includes significant experience of working therapeutically with young people with mental health difficulties, preferably in a Tier 3 CAMHS setting. The work will focus on urgent assessment and care within the wider multi-disciplinary team.
The post holder will complete urgent assessment and plan care of the individual client. You will hold a small clinical caseload, undertaking appropriate mental health treatment of children and young people referred to CAMHS via UCAT and provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need. The post holder will be working with children and young people with serious and complex mental health needs often in complex family situations displaying a range of risk type behaviours.

In addition to providing direct work to families and young people the post holder will also consult with the team around case formulation and treatment planning and provide consultation to families/carer's and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person.
You will have experience of, mental health assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and young people with mental health problems and their families. Combined with the following skills and competencies of:
  • Working collaboratively with other agencies in a variety of venues.
  • Working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to provide (mental health) consultation to other health professionals.
  • Ability to help with training to frontline community professionals in child and adolescent mental health
  • Working in a wide range of setting, including lone working.
  • Some experience of working with a wide variety of child mental health problems, across the whole age range, including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
  • Experienced in providing risk assessment for complex risky behaviours such as self-harm and suicidal ideation.
  • Supervise others in the team.
  • Support the clinical leads in developing the service
The team covers North Somerset and works from 2 bases. One base is at Drove Rd, Weston-Super-Mare and the other is The Barn, Clevedon. A driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.
North Somerset CAMHS/LD is a friendly, busy and thriving service, regarded as an accessible and effective service. The post holder will be working alongside experienced multi-professional clinicians with a range of background professions.

Weston super Mare has grown to become one of the country's most popular seaside destinations, with a fabulous sandy beach, donkey rides and candy floss. The beach is complemented by lively bars, popular restaurants and of course, the famous pier, which was severely damaged by fire in July 2008 and re-opened to great acclaim in 2010.
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