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Developmental CAMHS Eating Disorder Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-CSP395

Solent NHS Trust
£24,907 to £30,615 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

Portsmouth CAMHS is excited to announce that we have recently received new financial investment from the local Commissioning unit to strengthen and enhance the Eating Disorder pathway for children and young people within Portsmouth, who are referred to Portsmouth CAMHS.

This new investment means that the Portsmouth CAMHS team has an opportunity to recruit a full time CAMHS Developmental Community Mental Health Practitioner who will work as a fully integrated and valued clinical member of the newly established CAMHS Eating Disorder team based within the overall Portsmouth CAMHS team, within Falcon House, St James’ Hospital.. This will be a developmental post and the successful candidate will have a developmental plan devised by the Team Lead which will allow for progression from a Band 5 to Band 6 post within the team.

We are looking for dedicated and pro-active professional who would share both our Solent NHS Trust values and Portsmouth CAMHS team ethos.

You will work under the guidance of the Eating Disorder Pathway Lead and work both within the clinical and child/young persons’ home setting. You will join other clinicians within the Eating Disorder to offer clinical assessments and individual, group and family-based therapeutic interventions to children and young people who are referred to the Portsmouth CAMHS Eating Disorder Team. The successful candidates will hold a clinical caseload as allocated by the pathway lead and be offered regular 1:1 line management as well as individual, team and therapeutic models’ clinical supervision. Whilst also having an opportunity to join clinical case discussion meetings, peer supervision groups and regular academic learning events.

In addition, we now have a CAMHS Academy competency framework that will support practitioners to develop within a children's mental health service and will therefore support those who may have passion and transferable skills but limited experience of working with children or young people.

For further information please contact Alex Millham, CAMHS Team Lead, Eating Disorder Team and/or Nigel Sampson, Operational Manager on 0300 123 6632.

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.

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