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CAMHS Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-RK-CS-200-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community CAMHS
Kirkstall HC
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

At Leeds Community Healthcare, we're hugely proud of the work our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is doing. Offering pioneering care, we are pushing the boundaries to deliver the best options to our service users, putting the child at the heart of every decision made about their welfare. We are entering a new phase of service transformation and we are exploring and reviewing how we provide to children and young people presenting with a variety of mental health needs across the city of Leeds.
We are committed to going beyond expectations by ensuring young people and their families are at the heart of decisions about their welfare, and the future of our pioneering services. In line with Local and National Targets, we are striving to provide a service in the most young person friendly way, intervening early to promote a better experience and better outcomes for children and young people. We are committed to going beyond expectations by ensuring young people and their families are at the heart of decisions about their welfare and the future of our pioneering services.
Our approach is progressive - from harnessing digital technology, to developing joined-up, multi-agency working. Join us and you'll be a step ahead, too. We offer excellent training and development, plus a uniquely satisfying experience of making a difference. Together, we'll always go a step further.

At Leeds Community Healthcare Trust we are looking for applications from experienced staff and offer a package of induction for staff who are successfully appointed.
You will work as a CAMHS practitioner within a hybrid model with the opportunity to work virtually from home and in one of our bases across Leeds. Leeds CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary service which offers assessment and treatment to young people and families with a range of mental health difficulties. You will work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, working within clinical pathways and offering for example, assessment, consultation and/or brief intervention. In this ACBI model you would be required to offer brief therapeutic interventions.
You will work closely alongside other mental health practitioners to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate client care and interventions at a specialist level. You will be responsible for holding a clinical caseload aim ing to reduce the impact of mental health and/or neuro-developmental difficulties in young people and assist in their CAMHS journey. You will work with your colleagues on the duty Rota.
We would welcome applicants from clinicians with training in a specific modality for example CBT, IPT or Family Therapy. We would also welcome applicants who have experience in the assessment of neurodevelopment disorders.
This post is open to all staff with a professional qualification and we would welcome applications from Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social workers and other professions.
To join us in this role you will need to demonstrate working knowledge of mental health difficulties experienced by children and young people. Experience of multi-agency and team working as well as the ability to work autonomously, essential for this role.
You will need to be able to travel independently across the city. The service currently runs Monday to Friday 9 - 5.
It is highly recommended that you contact the service prior to interview for further information. To discuss the role, please contact Julia Berry, Vanessa Broadbent-Lucas or Emma Lydon, Team Managers on 0113 8432710.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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

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