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Mental Health Practitioner Wing College

Job Reference: J187-A-19-6414

Cambian Group
Bournemouth, Dorset
£29,177 to £33,222

Mental Health Practitioner

Salary: £29,177 to £33,222

Permanent Full Time

The Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Mental Health Practitioner

We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.

Cambian Wing College is a specialist further education college, offering day, 38-week and up to 52-week residential placements for young people aged 16-25 with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism.

Job Role

You will be providing a therapeutic service to young people placed within Dilston College by assessing and identifying their needs and meeting them through direct therapeutic work, care planning, consultation and management in conjunction with the Multi-disciplinary team.

Dependant on your experience you may be required to supervise other Mental Health Practitioners, Clinical Psychology Trainees, Healthcare Students and Assistants.

The core of your role you will be providing specialist assessments of children and young people within the Education setting. So, subsequently, you will formulate and implement plans of therapeutic intervention/management of children and young people’s presentation based on psychological understanding the difficulties within current evidence-based practice, in conjunction with the wider MDT at the setting.

Further duties are described in the attached Job Description.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward-thinking Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly team.


  • Nurse background required
  • Learning Disability or Mental Health Qualifications
  • Registered with a relevant professional organisation (HCPC, NMC etc)
  • Be a strong team player
  • Have excellent communication
  • Have good organisational and time management skills
  • Previous experience in working with children & adolescents is advantageous.

In return we offer:

  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Clinical supervision
  • Meetings and peer support
  • Developmental opportunities
  • Research opportunities & support
  • Internal/external training on new initiatives

You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.


Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.

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.

UK Registration

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

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