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CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner - Youth Offending Service. Job in Torquay Care Jobs

Torquay, Devon
£32,306 to £39,027
Job Type
Full Time
21 Dec 2021
Are you an experienced CAMHS Mental Health Clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity?

* Do you have extensive clinical experience, and interest in working with children and young people in the criminal justice system?

* Are you interested in working as part of a multi-agency team working with Young People who have committed crime or are at risk of doing so?

* Would you like to experience life in one of the UK's most beautiful areas, with exciting cities, charming countryside and magnificent coastlines?

We are looking for a full time Band 6 Senior CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner who will be based within the Torbay Youth Offending Service. This exciting role includes one day per week working with the Torbay and South Devon crisis team, ensuring our most vulnerable children and young people have fast access to support they need , when they need it .

This post will be based in Torbay and south Devon area, well known for its beautiful coastline's, restaurant's and harbours.

You will use your extensive skills and experience as a mental health practitioner to deliver high quality care, developing and sustaining relationships across agencies and working as a core member of the Youth Offending multi-disciplinary team. Using both evidence-based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with people, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

About you

You will be an experienced and qualified CAMHS professional (RMN, Social Work, Occupational Therapy) with extensive experience working with children and young people with complex needs and interest in those who require support within the criminal justice system. You will be able to work alongside colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and develop strong working relationships within the Youth Offending team, CAMHS and across external agencies to meet the complex needs of children and families. The ability to adapt communication and intervention style to meet individual need is important and you will have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.

Assessing and managing multiple risks and being able to assess mental health presentations in the community is a core part of this role, responding to both urgent and routine, planned and unplanned need. You will be required to work flexibly across a range of clinical, community and home-based settings to meet the needs of the child/young person. You will be required to work flexibly with service users with an aim of fostering trust and engagement in change. You will be patient and tolerant and able to connect with children and young people who may demonstrate complex social and emotional connections.

You will be responsible for providing therapeutic intervention that is strengths-focused, evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of the child/young person and their family/carer. Supervision of more junior staff and trainees is expected to be part of your role as you share your skills and knowledge with those around you.

Personally, we're looking for an individual who is passionate about working with children/ young people in the community with the confidence to intervene to meet a range of mental health needs and a desire to work with others to continually improve what we do.

About us

Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) comprises an Alliance of six NHS organisations working together to improve health outcomes for children and young people in Devon. CFHD provides integrated care & treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health i.e. Children in Care, Therapies, including OT, Physiotherapy, SALT, learning disability and autism, community & other nursing and mental health services which are provided by Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership Trust. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure to deliver locality-placed based, integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to wide-ranging consultation with our service users and communities.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training. We actively engage service users and their families in co-design which is facilitated by a dedicated young person's lead role who also works closely with Young Devon who provide additional co-design and feedback through the Devon young people's champions group.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

* Commitment to career development

* Up to 41 days of paid leave per year, depending on length of NHS service, includes bank holidays

* Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay

* NHS pay progression

* Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements

* Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay

* Commitment to flexible working

* 24/7 free confidential advice and support service

* Freedom to speak up 'Guardian Service', enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
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  • Job Reference: 453769275-2
  • Date Posted: 21 December 2021
  • Employer: Devon County Council
    Devon County Council
  • Location: Torquay, Devon
  • Salary: £32,306 to £39,027
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension Scheme
  • Sector: Mental Health, NHS, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time