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CAMHS Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Part time: 25 hours per week
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Temple House, Keynsham
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata
04/06/2020 23:59
Interview date

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


With a big national focus on improving services for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, there has never been a better time to join Oxford Health CAMHS and make a positive difference to children and young people’s life chances.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers interested to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service team based in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset. You will work across the Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) Risk Support and Getting Help teams to deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

The OSCA team deliver intensive community support for young people who are hard to engage, present with complex risk or have additional needs such as drug and alcohol issues and provide Liaison Assessments at the acute general hospital in Bath. The Getting Help service offers short term, goal- based interventions for young people who need more support than that which is available from first line services, such as school nurses or school counsellors.

You will be responsible for initial assessment, delivery and evaluation of care and will provide psycho-educational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on evidence- based interventions and using a collaborative, recovery focused approach. Risk assessment and management, including the need for positive risk taking, is an important part of the role.  You will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members and participate in the team service development and evaluation.

You will have the opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to our exciting service modernisation and redesign that is based on the i-Thrive model, ensuring children and young people get the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from individuals with the right skills. Liaison, advice and consultation with wider CAMHS, colleagues in Children Services and a range of external agencies such as Children’s Social Care, Education, Youth Offending Services and Police is also central to the role.

You will be required to participate in a flexible working pattern within the multi-disciplinary team to provide cover for a core day 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday –Sunday and Bank Holidays.  The flexible working patterns allows team members to work hours flexibly and for days off during the week. The post holder will also participate in covering the service’s 24 hour on call service on a rota basis. The frequency of evening/weekend shifts and cover of the on call rota is subject to change, dependent upon the needs of the service, though would typically involve working an evening shift each week, up to two weekend days per month and covering the on call rota up to four separate weeks  in a year.

This is a varied and rewarding role within a highly supportive team. We will consider flexible working applications.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Saffia Ahmad (Clinical Team Manager) or Ben Mogridge (Deputy Team Manager) on 01865 903889