Core CAMHS Specialist Practitioner- Band 7
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking an experienced CAMHS clinician with particular knowledge and skills with children under 11 years to help us achieve our aim of improving long term outcomes for children with complex emotional, educational and social needs who present to services at an early age. The post-holder will take on a key role in their first year to scope out the children who present at primary age with needs that suggest their future mental health is significantly at risk, and determine the support and interventions that our CAMHS service could offer.
- Place the voice of the child at the heart of what we do. Improving access to mental health expertise for some of the most vulnerable children in Gloucestershire, contributing to them thriving and reaching their full potential. Tackling health inequalities.
- Offer extensive experience working in CAMHS services.
- Demonstrate Quality Improvement skills and have ideas and enthusiasm for developing high-quality services for children.
- Actively support inclusion and participation in service development with children and families, clinicians and stakeholders.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both in written and verbal form to enable sharing of findings and vision both within the service/ directorate and relevant external services
- Work as key member of our Core CAMHS Team, sharing activities at the Front Door such as advice line, screening, assessment and making and sustaining relationships with partner agencies.
Main duties of the job
- Engagement with children, family, Children Young Peoples Service (CYPS) directorate and partner agencies to promote meaningful participation in service development
- Map out current CAMHS provision within this area and identify strengths, challenges and gaps in our system
- Develop a shared understanding of CAMHS role and remit for primary school aged children who have a range of complexities and vulnerabilities that deems them high likely to have complex needs within their adolescent years
- Identify ways to capture complex needs and mental health at risk at an earlier point in the child's journey, reducing 'missed opportunities'.
- Ensuring a continuity of approach with the areas of CAMHS service focussed on under 5's and older children and young people
We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.
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.
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At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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