CAMHS Practitioner – Band 6

CAMHS Professionals are currently recruiting for CAMHS Community Mental Health Nurses for 3 months with the view to extend. Some flexibilities offered with remote working however you will still be required to report into the service.

Location: 
North Wales

About the position: 
This position will be working within the NHS.

This role includes:

  • To provide assessment and therapeutic intervention and / or specific evidence based therapies to children and young people with mental health problems and significant mental health disorders.
  • To support parents carers and front line professionals in understanding and supporting the child / young person through providing education, advice and direction on how to manage the condition.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualified RMN with proven experience working within a CAMHS community setting and a passion for delivering the highest level of care.
  • Compliance: Enhanced DBS on the update service, current NMC pin, references to cover last 3 years, indemnity insurance, mandatory trainings, right to work in UK etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide initial, detailed and specific mental health assessments with children and young people referred to the service and / or specific therapies to children and young people as indicated
  • To provide direct and indirect work for children / young people with severe mental health disorders
  • To participate in parent, foster carer, adoptive parent and kinship carer support and training groups where indicated
  • To provide clinical assessment and therapeutic intervention / therapy in conjunction with wider CAMH Services where appropriate
  • To provide risk assessment of a range of potentially harmful behaviours and factors related to mental health disorders or deliberate self-harm
  • To provide urgent and emergency assessments for young people and involving Tier 4 services if appropriate
  • To provide acute intervention where emergency situations arise in relation to children receiving support from specialist CAMHS
  • To promote effective working relationships within the multi-disciplinary team by working collaboratively and jointly with other team members and professionals from other agencies
  • To provide advice, consultation and supervision for support staff in school and community settings where appropriate
  • To participate in clinical discussion and case review with colleagues
  • To effectively manage caseload and develop therapeutic programme and practice including necessary administration
  • To promote evidence based practice by applying clinically relevant research and / or teaching of students and multi-agency groups
CAMHS Professionals
CAMHS Practitioner – Band 6

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