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Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Shropshire Children in Care, (BeeU) CAMHS Practitioner

Job Type

Fixed term





£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

2 May 2024


Closing Date

17 May 2024

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have received additional investment to improve the support available. As a result, we are excited to advertise a number of new roles, to welcome clinicians who want to work in Children’s Mental Health Services. Where people are interested in applying but would need to relocate we can support. Where people are interested and passionate about working with children but have identified additional training, we may be able to train staff to develop the appropriate skills.

We are looking to recruit a CAMHS practitioner, who has a keen interest in specialising with supporting looked after children. You will have an active role in providing Mental Health Consultation and Specialist advice to Social Workers and other care providers and be involved in carrying out assessments (including risk management) and holding a caseload, in which you will have the opportunity to deliver person centred effective treatment and interventions, with the aim of helping children and young people within the LAC system; develop skills and strategies to enable them to thrive.

Main duties of the job

- The post holder will be embedded in social work team to improve the mental health of Looked After Children, Young People, their Carers and Families.
- To provide highly specialist mental health advice and consultation to social workers and care providers to support practice and management of young people presenting with a range of complex needs.
- Assessing and providing therapeutic interventions for young people who are classed as ‘Looked After’ under the care of a local authority.
- Management of a caseload, which includes, assessment, care planning in conjunction with service user and carer/multi agencies and utilising service specific outcome measures to guide and evaluate effectiveness of individual treatment plans

Working for our organisation

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by;

- Supporting your career development and progression
- Excellent NHS Pension scheme
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Options for flexible working
- Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
- If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
- Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
- Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
- Salary sacrifice bikes up to £2k
- Free car parking at all trust sites
- Free flu vaccinations every year
- Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to £250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Prior to application for this new and exciting role, we would recommend potential applicants to refer to the detailed job description and person specification for this role.
Person specification
Essential criteria

- Registered Mental Health Professional with appropriate professional body

Desirable criteria

- Additional therapeutic (e.g CBT, EMDR, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Systemic Family Therapy) training
Training or relevant experience in managing suicide risk and risk management.

Essential criteria

- experience of working with children and young people
- Experience of working with looked after children
- Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with mental health needs, in a community setting.

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