Senior Child & Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 7
Fixed term until 30/09/2019
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Salford Civic Centre
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum (pro rata)
21/02/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner to join an innovative pilot project with Looked After Children in Salford.

The pilot is a new form of partnership in Health, Social Care and Education working to strengthen the emotional and mental health support arrangements for children and young people in home and school settings. The pilot aims to assist children and young people feel more able to cope with emotional and mental health issues and identify those children who need additional support to help them feel well and settled in their placements. The team will endeavour to understand why some children cope well when coming into care through a resilience review.

You will join a small team within the Salford CAMH Service for Looked After Children. All children and young people who have been looked after for longer than six weeks will have their emotional wellbeing assessed, and risks and resilience reviewed. This may lead to further assessment and getting help. Evidence based interventions will be offered, for example, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

The post holder will contribute to all aspects of the work in the team; screening, assessment, resilience reviewing and offering evidence-based help.

The post is based with the Salford CAMH service for Looked After Children at Unity House, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, SWINTON. M27 5AW

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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

Amanda McLeod: Clinical Lead for Salford Emotional Health and Wellbeing Pilot for Looked After Children on 0161 779 7832 

If you have problems applying, contact

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0161 276 6198