Senior CAMHS Practitioner/Clinical Psychology

Band 7

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Band 7
22.5 hours per week
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Carol Kendrick Centre Wythenshawe South Manchester
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum (pro rata)
31/05/2017 23:59

Are you a mental health qualified professional
(Nurse/OT/Clinical Psychologist/Social Worker)?

Are you enthusiastic about helping young people with mental health problems? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop and share your skills and knowledge in mental health? Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, supportive and developing service? We are looking for an experienced qualified practitioner who is able to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team.

South Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work with children, young people and families aged 5-18 years and who present with a wide range of complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. This service is provided from the Carol Kendrick Centre in Wythenshawe.

You must have significant and demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people and families, who present with complex mental health needs and often risk.

You must have a current working knowledge of CAMHS and have an understanding of assessing complex mental health needs and levels of risk, including safeguarding and self-harm. You will manage your own caseload, providing a range of high quality care appropriate to the child or young person's needs which will include; mental state assessment, risk assessment and management, family and social assessment, consultation and interventions. You must have a demonstrable range of skills and knowledge base to deliver clinical aspects of the role and be competent to do this work as an autonomous practitioner within professional practice guidelines and a structured supervision framework.

You must be confident and experienced in communication, due to the high level of liaison needed between CAMHS and other services and be willing to work flexible hours in accordance with the needs of the young people. This post is a clinical post and the expectation of time management is that the majority of time will be spent in face to face clinical practice.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the South Manchester and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

As this position is made up of two different roles, there are two job descriptions attached to this advert, under the job description an person specification.

This post is also open to candidates trained in child and adolescent psychotherapy.

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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

Gill Whelan

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4797