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Specialist Practitioner, ND CAMHS, Band 7 posted by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
£33,222 - £43,041 / year
NHS Band 7

Job Description

Main area
Allied Health Professional
Band 7
30 hours per week
Job ref
Foundation House
£33,222- £43,041 per annum, pro rata
27/01/2019 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist mental health practitioner to join  our  National Deaf CAMHS team. This team is a specialist community T4 service, commissioned by NHSE. There are only 6 teams Nationally and Somerset Partnership NHS Trust is proud to deliver the South West Regional part of this National Service. NDCAMHS is  embedded in our existing large CAMHS portfolio already delivering countywide services Tier 1-4, a T4 generic adolescent inpatient unit, and another Regional T4 Service ( Forensic CAMHS)

The team support young people, their families/carers and local services. We aim to support young people in their communities through effective collaboration, treatment and risk management. The team will operate with a multi-disciplinary approach involving community support workers, other specialist mental health practitioners, a psychologist and psychiatrist to provide advice, consultation, specialist formulation and treatment. All team members will contribute to developing links across the region and facilitating specialist training to upskill local services.

 We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual  with experience in mental health and experience or an interest in working with Deaf service users and their families.

The team will operate mainly core hours 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with travel across the region being a requirement of the post.

If you are looking to join a thriving, innovative service which puts children, young people and their families at the centre of all we do, then this may well be the post you are looking for.

For this exciting post you will need the following:

  • Qualified and Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist or Allied Health Professional
  • Experience of assessment and interventions  for children , young people and their families.
  • Experience of team work and contributing to service improvements.
  • Sound understanding of operational aspects of safeguarding children and young people
  • Experience of multi-agency working in CYPS

You will be supported through a specific training and induction programme.   If you:

  • Have the passion and experience
  • Are interested in providing evidence-based specialist assessments to young people and families.
  • Are interested in providing specialist support to colleagues across the region
  • Are a team player, who works collaboratively to support recovery.
  • Want to be part of developing practice across the South West region.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading. 

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on [Click here to apply].

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Job Requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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