Core CAMHS Specialist Practitioner- Band 7

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

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.

You will:

  • 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

About us

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.

Date posted

12 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

327-22-754

Job locations

Acorn House

Horton Road

Gloucester

GL1 3PX


Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oProfessional Health or Social Care qualification: Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • oDemonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/Accreditation
  • oFor Clinical Psychology: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • oFor Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy: Completion of training and registration with the Association of Child Psychotherapists

Desirable

  • oProfession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation

Length and/or Nature of Experience

Essential

  • oDemonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings.
  • oFor LD posts, demonstrate extensive experience and expertise in delivering the above related to working with children and young people with complex learning disability needs.
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding assessing and managing children and young people with high clinical risk needs. This will include significant evidence of working within a positive risk management model of practice within either a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • For Clinical Psychology posts: Demonstrate psychological assessment, formulation and intervention using appropriate psychological theory and knowledge
  • oClinical Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy posts will be expected to demonstrate a level of expertise and competency related to their current training and experience
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking specialist Self Harm assessments of children and young people
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding CAMHS care coordination, including managing highly vulnerable children and young people with complex, multi agency needs.
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding assessing and managing children and young people with high clinical risk needs. This will include significant evidence of working within a positive risk management model of practice within either a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing CAMHS related clinical supervision
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive experience of multi-agency collaborative working and joint care planning
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive experience of identifying and effectively managing highly complex safeguarding issues and concerns
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive clinical experience of providing personalised care planning to meet mental health or learning disabilities needs
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive clinical experience of delivering profession-based interventions within a clinical/therapeutic setting
  • oFor Clinical Psychology: Directly provide specialist psychological assessment and intervention services to individuals/groups/organisations, using at least one therapeutic model
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing CAMHS related specialist training to other practitioners, including partner agencies

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowlege

Essential

  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing CAMHS related specialist training to other practitioners, including partner agencies
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking complex risk assessments and developing effective risk management plans. This includes developing safe positive risk taking plans
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge and experience of working with parental mental health or learning disability issues and the impact when working with children and young people
  • oTo hold the DCO (designated clinical offer post for SEND 0-25years) to be available to offer advice and support to any professional and attend stakeholders and commissioning meetings
  • oTo have clinical oversight of the LD waiting list and co ordinate safe and well checks and risk overview
  • oTo coordinate routine outcome measure tool for the LD CAMHS service , to monitor compliance and produce 3 monthly reports for senior management team
  • oClinical Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy posts will be expected to demonstrate a level of expertise and competency related to their current training and experience
  • oEvidence of attending evidence based/best practice clinical courses / training events related to CAMHS
  • oDemonstrate profession based and highly specialist clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills and competencies regarding a range of CAMHS therapeutic interventions, including current best practice
  • oDemonstrate extensive and expert knowledge of therapeutic use and application of CAMHS specific interventions, i.e CBT, DBT
  • oDemonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise regarding working with highly vulnerable and traumatised (i.e moderate/severe learning disabilities, children in care, those within the criminal justice system, refugees etc)
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills in driving forward the CAMHS Participation agenda and ensuring the "voice" of the child is heard at all levels of service delivery
  • oDemonstrated highly specialist and comprehensive knowledge of current safeguarding processes and practice, including CSE, Prevent and FGM
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking complex risk assessments and developing effective risk management plans. This includes developing safe positive risk taking plans
  • oDemonstrate detailed and expert knowledge of relevant legislation and national policies/guidance in relation to mental health issues & learning disability needs with children and young people
  • oDemonstrate detailed and expert knowledge and experience of working with complex mental health/learning disability issues and applying highly specialist clinical assessment and interventions within a personalised care planning approach
  • oExtensive knowledge of key principles and best practice regarding transition of care of young people between services/agencies
  • oSound knowledge base of data protection issues
  • oExtensive knowledge of issues related to equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge of issues related to mental capacity, consent and confidentiality when working with children and young people
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge and experience of working with parental mental health or learning disability issues and the impact when working with children and young people
  • oExtensive knowledge of using routine outcome measurements within daily clinical practice, including ability to evaluate service experience and expected clinical outcomes

Personal Skills. Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • oHigh commitment to develop/extend CAMHS related clinical skills as required through reflective practice, CPD opportunities and other initiatives
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills and commitment and take an active role within CAMHS continuous improvement cycles and implementing learning across the service
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills and commitment and take an active role in pursuing service developments and new/innovative ways of working with children and young people with mental health and learning disability needs
  • oExcellent standard of written communication and report writing
  • oExcellent standard of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • oExcellent standard of empathic skills and self awareness
  • oAbility to manage own workload, including prioritising key tasks and setting clear targets for intervention
  • oAbility to work independently and flexibly to delivery high quality, safe and effective clinical services
  • oAbility to operate within an unpredictable work pattern
  • oDemonstrate leadership skills in developing effective working relationships with team colleagues and multi-agency partners
  • oAbility to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Positive Behavioural Management (PBM)/Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)

Other Requirements

Essential

  • oThis is a community based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.
  • oSome CAMHS posts will require working from community sites or other CAMHS satellite bases on a routine basis
  • oWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • oAbility to work flexible hours/out of hours as requested by CAMHS Management
  • oFuture change of base may be requested by CAMHS Management
  • oAbility to maintain full compliance with all Trust mandatory and statutory training requirements
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oProfessional Health or Social Care qualification: Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, RNLD, RMHN, OT, MHSW
  • oDemonstrate current registration with a regulated professional body/ organisation: NMC, HCPC, BPS, ACP
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/Accreditation
  • oFor Clinical Psychology: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • oFor Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy: Completion of training and registration with the Association of Child Psychotherapists

Desirable

  • oProfession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/ accreditation

Length and/or Nature of Experience

Essential

  • oDemonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering evidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings.
  • oFor LD posts, demonstrate extensive experience and expertise in delivering the above related to working with children and young people with complex learning disability needs.
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding assessing and managing children and young people with high clinical risk needs. This will include significant evidence of working within a positive risk management model of practice within either a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • For Clinical Psychology posts: Demonstrate psychological assessment, formulation and intervention using appropriate psychological theory and knowledge
  • oClinical Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy posts will be expected to demonstrate a level of expertise and competency related to their current training and experience
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking specialist Self Harm assessments of children and young people
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing specialist CAMHS related consultation/ training and advice to partner agencies
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding CAMHS care coordination, including managing highly vulnerable children and young people with complex, multi agency needs.
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise and high levels of competency regarding assessing and managing children and young people with high clinical risk needs. This will include significant evidence of working within a positive risk management model of practice within either a mental health or learning disability setting.
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing CAMHS related clinical supervision
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive experience of multi-agency collaborative working and joint care planning
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive experience of identifying and effectively managing highly complex safeguarding issues and concerns
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive clinical experience of providing personalised care planning to meet mental health or learning disabilities needs
  • oDemonstrate expertise and extensive clinical experience of delivering profession-based interventions within a clinical/therapeutic setting
  • oFor Clinical Psychology: Directly provide specialist psychological assessment and intervention services to individuals/groups/organisations, using at least one therapeutic model
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing CAMHS related specialist training to other practitioners, including partner agencies

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowlege

Essential

  • oDemonstrate extensive experience of providing CAMHS related specialist training to other practitioners, including partner agencies
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking complex risk assessments and developing effective risk management plans. This includes developing safe positive risk taking plans
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge and experience of working with parental mental health or learning disability issues and the impact when working with children and young people
  • oTo hold the DCO (designated clinical offer post for SEND 0-25years) to be available to offer advice and support to any professional and attend stakeholders and commissioning meetings
  • oTo have clinical oversight of the LD waiting list and co ordinate safe and well checks and risk overview
  • oTo coordinate routine outcome measure tool for the LD CAMHS service , to monitor compliance and produce 3 monthly reports for senior management team
  • oClinical Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy posts will be expected to demonstrate a level of expertise and competency related to their current training and experience
  • oEvidence of attending evidence based/best practice clinical courses / training events related to CAMHS
  • oDemonstrate profession based and highly specialist clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills and competencies regarding a range of CAMHS therapeutic interventions, including current best practice
  • oDemonstrate extensive and expert knowledge of therapeutic use and application of CAMHS specific interventions, i.e CBT, DBT
  • oDemonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise regarding working with highly vulnerable and traumatised (i.e moderate/severe learning disabilities, children in care, those within the criminal justice system, refugees etc)
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills in driving forward the CAMHS Participation agenda and ensuring the "voice" of the child is heard at all levels of service delivery
  • oDemonstrated highly specialist and comprehensive knowledge of current safeguarding processes and practice, including CSE, Prevent and FGM
  • oDemonstrate clinical expertise in undertaking complex risk assessments and developing effective risk management plans. This includes developing safe positive risk taking plans
  • oDemonstrate detailed and expert knowledge of relevant legislation and national policies/guidance in relation to mental health issues & learning disability needs with children and young people
  • oDemonstrate detailed and expert knowledge and experience of working with complex mental health/learning disability issues and applying highly specialist clinical assessment and interventions within a personalised care planning approach
  • oExtensive knowledge of key principles and best practice regarding transition of care of young people between services/agencies
  • oSound knowledge base of data protection issues
  • oExtensive knowledge of issues related to equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge of issues related to mental capacity, consent and confidentiality when working with children and young people
  • oExtensive and expert knowledge and experience of working with parental mental health or learning disability issues and the impact when working with children and young people
  • oExtensive knowledge of using routine outcome measurements within daily clinical practice, including ability to evaluate service experience and expected clinical outcomes

Personal Skills. Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • oHigh commitment to develop/extend CAMHS related clinical skills as required through reflective practice, CPD opportunities and other initiatives
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills and commitment and take an active role within CAMHS continuous improvement cycles and implementing learning across the service
  • oDemonstrate clinical leadership skills and commitment and take an active role in pursuing service developments and new/innovative ways of working with children and young people with mental health and learning disability needs
  • oExcellent standard of written communication and report writing
  • oExcellent standard of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • oExcellent standard of empathic skills and self awareness
  • oAbility to manage own workload, including prioritising key tasks and setting clear targets for intervention
  • oAbility to work independently and flexibly to delivery high quality, safe and effective clinical services
  • oAbility to operate within an unpredictable work pattern
  • oDemonstrate leadership skills in developing effective working relationships with team colleagues and multi-agency partners
  • oAbility to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Positive Behavioural Management (PBM)/Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)

Other Requirements

Essential

  • oThis is a community based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.
  • oSome CAMHS posts will require working from community sites or other CAMHS satellite bases on a routine basis
  • oWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • oAbility to work flexible hours/out of hours as requested by CAMHS Management
  • oFuture change of base may be requested by CAMHS Management
  • oAbility to maintain full compliance with all Trust mandatory and statutory training requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Acorn House

Horton Road

Gloucester

GL1 3PX


Employer's website

https://www.ghc.nhs.uk/who-we-are/jobs/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Acorn House

Horton Road

Gloucester

GL1 3PX


Employer's website

https://www.ghc.nhs.uk/who-we-are/jobs/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Team Manager

Danae O'Connell

Danae.O'Connell@ghc.nhs.uk

01452894300

Date posted

12 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

327-22-754

Job locations

Acorn House

Horton Road

Gloucester

GL1 3PX


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