Band 7 Primary Mental Health Specialist - Bristol

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
18 May 2020
17 Jun 2020

Job Description

Thinking Aloud are a small specialist team that work with children who are in the care of South Glos council or are adopted and the professionals and carers / parents who support these children. The children have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma and present with the complex behavioural, emotional, health and developmental needs associated with such histories. The work is complex, emotionally challenging and interesting.

We are looking for a practitioner, skilled and experienced with children in care and adopted children and families to take on the role of a Band 7 CAMHS Specialist Practitioner within the TA service. The post is a 2 year fixed term contract and the hours are 0.5FTE.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME and LGBTQI+ communities and those with protected characteristics or lived experience of childhood adversity. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

As a CAMHS Specialist in this small team you will show enthusiasm, humour and acceptance and will have excellent communication and therapeutic skills. You will facilitate and provide assessment services on the psychological / emotional health of children and young people in the care of South Glos or who have been adopted. You will lead and participate in multi-agency meetings and consultations with carers, adoptive parents, social workers and other professionals. You will engage in some direct therapeutic work with children and carers / parents and will contribute to presentations and training events for other professionals and carers / parents as required. As part of the TA team you will be well supported within South Glos to provide this work with regular managerial and clinical supervision and weekly clinical team meetings.

Experience of working with refugee families and unaccompanied minors is desirable.

If you want to improve the outcomes for this group of young people, meet the application criteria (see Job Description and Person Specification) and are interested in this position we look forward to receiving your application.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

Ref: 2376052

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