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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

CAMHS Liaison Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-CSP350

Employer:
Solent NHS Trust
Department:
Childrens Services
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a. pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We have a special opportunity available that we are able to offer those from mental health and other backgrounds without specific child mental health experience, are encouraged to apply and if successful will be enrolled into our new CAMHS Academy to develop into a specialist CAMHS practitioner.

Portsmouth is a vibrant and diverse city, and our innovative and proactive CAMHS team are looking for colleagues who are passionate and dedicated to improve the outcomes of the young people in our city.

CAMHS Liaison is providing a unique opportunity to be involved in a new way of working and delivering a children’s specialist mental health service in a medical setting. This service will be one of few in the country who aim to assess and meet the needs of young people within a timely manner, based in an acute hospital. It aims to reduce wait times and avoidable admissions, and improve young people’s experiences in these environments. The clinical delivery of this service will function 7 days a week, with shifts covering hours of 9am – 12 midnight.

The post holder will be part of this new exciting service which will involve assessing the mental health needs of young people who attend the local acute hospital following self harm or a mental health need. They will beconfident in engaging young people, and their families whilstassessing and managing the risks identified. They will be dynamic, passionate and flexible in order to deliver a high standard mental health service in a medical setting.

The successful candidate will have a core qualification/ registration, i.e. RMN, RN, RNLD, OT, Social Work, CBT Therapist, and have a level of experience in working with young people, preferably in a mental health setting.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Claire Campbell or Jade Simango on 03001236632.

 

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

 




Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.


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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