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CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner - SPOA

Job Type



North West



£35,392 - £42,618 per annum, pro rata

Posted Date

12 December 2023

South Manchester CAMHS, Wythenshawe

Closing Date

19 December 2023

Working for our organisation
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our over 28,000 workforce to pursue their career goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from an extraordinary scale of opportunity.

We’re also creating a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research & innovation through the introduction of Hive; our new Electronic Patient Record system, launching in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, offering a robust infrastructure to facilitate high-quality research programmes. Moreover, we’re excited to be progressing our MFT Green Plan along with our vison to become an Anchor Organisation, creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood.

At MFT, we create & foster a culture of inclusion & belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open & transparent, protecting your health & wellbeing & shaping MFT’s future together.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’ that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Person specification
Essential criteria

registered/accredited with a professional body:
Essential criteria

have a recognised qualification in nursing, social work , OT or other relevant qualification
Desirable criteria

Qualifications in Psychological Therapies
Mentorship course ENB998 or equivalent
Essential criteria

Proven experience of working effectively with people with mental health difficulties
Experience of assessing and managing risk, including safeguarding
Experience of developing and providing evidence based assessments, formulations and care plans
Experience of liaison and working with a range of other relevant agencies and professionals
Experience of autonomously managing a caseload within a service
Experience of mentoring and supervision of others
Desirable criteria

Experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Experience of providing interventions for children and young people with mental health problems and their families
Community mental health experience
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Essential criteria

Up to date knowledge of child mental health and relevant legislation.
Understanding of evidence -based practice and the ability to demonstrate how this influences
The ability to assess, formulate and manage care appropriately, ensuring discharge is timely
The ability to use assessment tools and outcome measures effectively and in collaboration with the child, young person and family.
To be able to function as a part of a multidisciplinary team and to liaise effectively with other agencies, ie, education, social care, GPs, maintaining positive working relationships.
ability to manage own caseload and act as lead case holder
Ability to manage and organise own time and diary and work flexibly and creatively in a clinical context
The ability to work independently with the support of clinical and management supervision
IT competence.
The ability to maintain written and electronic clinical records
Desirable criteria

Experience of delivering training
Demonstrable therapeutic skills
Knowledge and understanding of the research process
Work Related Circumstance
Essential criteria

Use of a car or access to a means of travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs.
Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
Personal Attributes
Essential criteria

A commitment to undertake further relevant training and self-directed study
Punctual and flexible across hours of work when required

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Job documents

B6 MHP SPOA JD South Manchester CAMHS nov 23

B6 Functional Requirements (PDF, 920.2KB)

B6 Functional Requirements (PDF, 920.2KB)

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