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CAMHS Registered Practitioner - Learning Disabilities

Job Reference: 798-0577H

Employer:
Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services
Department:
Learning Disabilities - Benet Building
Location:
Hereford
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 pa pro rata

As of 1st April 2020 Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services will be transferring to Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. This change will be reflected in any correspondence you receive relating to an offer of employment.

We serve a population of 189,000 spread across 850 square miles of Herefordshire. We offer a wide range of in-patient and community mental health services covering all ages including Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Perinatal, Working Age and Older People Services. In the most recent CQC inspection the organisation retained its overall rating of good amongst which several services were rated as outstanding.

Herefordshire Mental Health & Learning Disability services employ approximately 400 staff currently.

Recent service developments have included perinatal mental health, personality disorder/complex trauma, liaison & diversion services and Individual Placement and Support Services. We are an innovative forward looking organisation keen to work with people in our aim to improve outcomes for people with mental health and learning disabilities of all ages.


BASED AT THE BENET BUILDING, HEREFORD

 

CAMHS LD PRACTITIONER (RMN, OT, SOCIAL WORKER)

BAND 6

30 HOURS PER WEEK

 

Do you have the drive to join an experienced and highly motivated CAMHS team to deliver responsive and effective services?

You will be part of the exciting changes working within the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team inputting into clinical pathways, developments and delivering therapeutic interventions, with specific focus on meeting the mental health needs of CYP who have a learning disability.

You will be a qualified professional with current registration with a relevant professional body.

You will hold a caseload of young people with complex mental health needs and will take responsibility for providing assessments and therapeutic treatment programmes for these CYP. You will care co-ordinate a number of young people on your caseload. You will have a proven ability to liaise with and work in collaboration with other relevant agencies according to the needs of the young person.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the very busy Hereford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) based in Hereford City. CAMHS LD sits within CAMHS alongside our Eating Disorder and Duty teams, as well as our core CAMHS service. No two days will be the same, so flexibility, problem solving skills and a desire to make a difference are all vital for this role.

As part of the national transformation of CAMHS, some infrequent on call weekend working is required.

Herefordshire is a predominately rural county with small market towns and transport links to the city of Hereford. The area offers excellent living and working prospects and a rich cultural life. Nearby are the Wye Valley AONB, the Forest of Dean, the Malvern Hills, the Brecon Beacons National Park and easy access to the M50 and M5. A thriving Arts Centre (The Courtyard) and good schools and colleges contribute to making Herefordshire a great place to live.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all mandatory training including PBM (subject to Occupational Health Clearance). Any training requirements should also be including in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For further information please contact Melanie.davies20@nhs.net

All staff whatever their role, level or responsibility will be encouraged and supported to do their job well and to improve their job.

 

Making Every Day Better for patients, staff, service users and carers is the responsibility of all of us and we want to embed a culture within the organisation that encourages and supports the drive to improve what we do.




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.

Applicants should note that all new appointments to theTrust 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, we 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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