CAMHS Reaching Out Mental Health Practitioners – Band 6 And 7

CAMHS Professionals are currently recruiting for full time CAMHS Reaching Out Mental Health Practitioners on a locum basis, 3-6 months contracts offered with the view to extend.

South East England

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

This role includes:

  • Initial assessments
  • Developing risk assessments
  • Managing a caseload of young people referred to the service in order to assist them to overcome the obstacles they face and to achieve their potential.
  • Engaging and supporting the most isolated and vulnerable young people through a multi-agency network
  • Work in partnership with young people, families/ carers and other services regarding decision making and planning to help them to make informed decisions, to enable them to clarify and express their needs and to co-produce solutions.

Applicant Requirements:

  • 2-year post qualification experience of working in the community with young people with mental health difficulties and their families.
  • Experience of and ability to undertake: Mental Health Assessments, Risk Assessment and implementation of risk management plans
  • Use of outcome measures to evidence good practice
  • This role will involve outreach into the community to meet young people in their own environments, therefore this role requires a clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work
  • Qualifications: Degree or diploma level qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Occupational Therapy
  • Experience: 2+ years working as an RMN within CAMHS in the UK
  • Compliance: Enhanced DBS on the update service, NMC registration, references to cover last 3 years, immunisation history, indemnity insurance, mandatory trainings, right to work in UK etc

Key Responsibilities:

  • The post holder will work closely and in collaboration with housing, education, substance misuse services and other services supporting young people.
  • You will respond to requests for consultation and when referred, you will assess and case manage young people presenting with emerging mental health difficulties and/or behavioural /neurodevelopmental needs.
  • Work in accordance with the trusts’ policies and procedures to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and to protect the public.
  • Follow lone work according to the trusts’ policy and safety procedures.
  • Ability to engage and build relationships with vulnerable children and young people, who will often have complex backgrounds.
  • Persistence and tenacity in building rapport and relationships with children and young people, who struggle to communicate and trust.
  • Being able to think creatively about how to engage with vulnerable children and young people.
  • Understanding a young person’s needs/challenges and signposting to appropriate services to support that young person.
  • Understanding of the criminal justice system and linking in with SCC Teams and wider support networks to create an action to plan to prevent children/young people from re-offending.
  • To liaise with colleagues and other professionals or agencies as required, including attending case conferences, planning meetings etc.
  • Being able to work with families in a way which is helpful to that young person.
  • Being willing to do outreach work and travel across the county to see young people within their environments such as home, park, cafes.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Safeguarding procedures and the experience of developing a plan of care to safeguard an adult or child.
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CAMHS Reaching Out Mental Health Practitioners – Band 6 And 7

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