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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Specialist Registered Practitioner-Band 7

Job Reference: 327-20-653

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Job Title – CAMHS Level 3 Outreach Specialist Registered Practitioner – Band 7

Base – To be confirmed

Salary – £38,890 - £44,503

Hours per week – 37.5

Gloucestershire’s CAMHS is developing a new care pathway to provide intensive mental health support to extremely vulnerable young people aged 11-18 years who present with high levels of risk and complex needs. As part the CAMHS Outreach Team, this Band 7 postholder will work as part of a multi disciplinary team to:

  • Meet the mental health needs of those young people at risk of Tier 4 admission or require additional support to “step” down from Tier 4 Units at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure the young person is understood from a mental health, social care and psychological perspective via clearly articulated clinical formulations to aid multi agency and joined up understanding of the young person.
  • Offer clinical assessments and interventions to young people with complex and high risk mental health and social care needs. This will include delivering mental health based assessments and interventions.
  • Supporting the young persons’ Network to take a fresh perspective of fully understanding challenging behaviors from psychological, mental health and trauma focused theory and practice.

We are on an innovative journey and you will have the ability to shape the future and make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people. The role will involve some direct clinical service delivery.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate specialist clinical skills and expertise in the following areas:

  • Extensive clinical experience and specialist clinical skill set of working within a community CAMHS/Tier 4 pathway
  • Extensive clinical experience of working directly with a variety of Tier 4 Units (both NHS and private providers), understanding the likely challenges and benefits of building sound working relationships with Units.
  • Extensive clinical experience of working alongside Community CAMHS care co-ordinators to achieve best possible outcomes for children and families.
  • Commitment to working with young people with complex and high risk mental health needs who are stepping down” from Tier 4 adolescent units or deemed likely to be admitted
  • Are committed and passionate about ensuring the Voice of the Child is central within care planning and clinical risk management .

In addition, CAMHS offers:

- A strong multi-disciplinary ethos within all aspects of clinical delivery as well as robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place

- Opportunities to develop your highly specialist clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision.

- The challenge of complex and varied work within an integrated multi agency team

- A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification i.e Nursing, OT, SW. All CAMHS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description, however specialist skills and responsibilities related to working within this work role will be clearly reflected within a personalised job plan.

The post is full time, and will require flexible working which may include some evenings and weekends. It is a community based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.

For further information please contact Jane Prothero Evergreen House, Cheltenham Tel: 01242 634050

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from BAME, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 4th October 2020

Shortlisting date: 5th October 2020

Interview date: 13th October 2020

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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