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CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6 - 327-20-319


Job Title - CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Base: Acorn House, Gloucester

Salary - £31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Hours per week – 37.5

Do you want to make a difference to the mental health of children and young people and shape early intervention services? We are able to offer two routes into a career with our service with a £2000 incentive for those completing accredited training.

Gloucestershire Health and Care Trust is a Trailblazer site developing four Young Minds Matter Mental Health Support Teams to work with schools. The aim of the team is to enable earlier and more effective mental health support for children, young people, their families and carers and increase resilience within school communities in managing mental health issues.

We are now expanding our team and we are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and committed mental health clinicians who enjoy working within multi agency settings to join the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST’s).

Band 6 clinicians as Senior Mental Health Practitioner (SMHP) are a vital part of the service. We are seeking people who are flexible, adaptable to change and able to develop service delivery over time and in response to feedback. This is a challenging but rewarding post supporting a service initiative entering its second year.

There are two routes to join the team;

Route 1 - We are seeking experienced Band 6 clinicians with experience of assessment, risk management, interventions, supervision and consultation. If you have clinical experience of working in Mental Health but may not want to access further education course to work within MHST’s we need your valuable skills.

Route 2 - If you have the above skill set as a Band 6 Nurse we are also offering the opportunity to complete an accredited CYP/IAPT Supervisors Training course in led by Exeter University (Exeter/ Bristol based). The SMHP job role will be providing formal supervision to EMHP’s, supporting them through their placement whilst training and once qualified as Band 5 clinicians. Appointment to this post will attract a financial incentive of £2,000 payable on successful completion of studies. Further details regarding the incentive and learning agreement will be available at interview.

Please indicate on your application which route to join the team you are interested in.

The service welcomes those clinicians who may be currently working within other children’s or adult mental health settings who have the necessary transferable clinical skills and experience.

Key elements of the role are:

  • Work in partnership with schools to deliver a range of mental health interventions within school settings. This may involve group work or direct work with children/young people as well as offering specialist mental health based consultation, and advice around mental health to teaching staff.
  • Be responsible and ensure the effective co-ordination of clinical care provided within schools including consideration to safeguarding and clinical risk issues where indicated.
  • Work with teachers and school staff to identify children and young people with emerging mental health needs, as part of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Build relationships across services to ensure joint delivery of care, develop community service links and liaise with multi-agency professionals.

What we can offer you?

  • Opportunities to develop your specialist clinical skills through specialist clinical supervision with a Band 8a CYPS Clinical Lead
  • Opportunities to develop knowledge, experience and skills through training, profession specific support and development, supervision and personal coaching initiatives
  • Robust clinical supervision and workload management support
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts

Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For further information / informal discussion please contact: Sharon Holmes - 01452 894300.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

For further information and to apply, click on the APPLY BUTTON at the bottom of this advert to view the supporting documents or apply online

Closing date for applications: 06/07/2020

Salary: £31,365 to £37,890 per annum

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