CAMHS ARRS Mental Health Practitioner - Band 7
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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This is an exciting new development opportunity for an experienced CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner to work within Rosebank Surgery as an Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme role. This role links seamlessly with overall CAMHS services within Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC) NHS Foundation Trust where you will be supported through line management, supervision and training opportunities.
This is the first CAMHS ARRS role within the county and the role and remit will develop and consolidate over time. It aims to improve mental health care of Under 18's by connecting NHS GP provision with mental health support services and community services including social prescribing. By providing targeted support and establishing strong links with local schools, we hope to reduce the referral strain on GPs by offering specialist support "in situ".
Main duties of the job
The role will include:
- Being the first point of contact for all Under 18s presenting with mental health & emotional wellbeing issues at the surgery
- Avoiding children/young experiencing system delays to access services.
- Providing more timely care through brief assessments and short-term interventions.
- Signposting children/young people to the most effective next steps
- Targeting the gap of knowledge facing GPs regarding local mental health systems.
- Gathering data on unmet needs in CYP Mental Health provision.
The successful applicant will be highly skilled in taking a lead clinical role and working closely with GPs and the Social Prescriber Link Workers (SPLW). Referrals are likely to be around Anxiety, Phobias, Neurodiversity, Low Mood, Low Self-esteem, Poor School/College Attendance relating to Mental Health Needs. Skills and knowledge around neurodiversity in particular will be beneficial.
The role will connect with newly developing system wide Children & Young People Mental Health Support Teams and the Childrens Mental Health Multi Agency Navigation Hub to promote ease of access to a range of support services and improve links with local communities: Right Place, Right Time, Right Service. You will be expected to have good knowledge of children focussed services e.g CAMHS, Early Help, school based mental health provision, local counselling provision etc.
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.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.
The primary focus of the role is to work as an advanced, autonomous practitioner providing patient-centred clinical care, encompassing the skills of assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families. This care will be delivered proportionally across clinical, indirect liaison with system partners (particularly schools) as part of signposting as well as delivering supervision and participating in operational and CPD activities.
The post holder will be expected to:
Work within a multi-professional primary care team to provide a service for Under 18s who present to the surgery with mental health or emotional well-being needs, including physical health problems that may co-exist within the registered patient population.
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.
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