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CYPS Registered Practitioner - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-19-079

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Acorn House
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

As part of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the Children & Young People Service (CYPS) provides high quality specialist mental health and learning disability services to children and young people up to their 18th birthday and has locality bases in Stroud, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Gloucestershire has been successful in a bid to become a ‘Wave 1 Trailblazer site’ for the Governments recently published Green paper to reduce CAMHS waiting times for children and young people with moderate/severe mental health problems to be seen within 4 - 6 weeks of referral. This is a prestigious pilot project with Gloucestershire being one of few areas across the country to gain trailblazer status.

This brings an exciting opportunity to recruit six Band 6 specialist CAMHS trained clinicians to join core Level 3 CYPS services. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our service who have previous experience to undertake a clinical role working within a community multi-disciplinary team as a registered CYPS/CAMHS practitioner.

We would welcome applicants who are existing registered Band 6 staff working within adult mental health settings who have the necessary transferrable skills and competencies to join the child mental health workforce within Gloucestershire.

The successful candidates will have the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to complete CAMHS clinical assessments including sound clinical formulations and clinical risk assessments. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate experience in providing mental health treatment interventions for children and young people and/or their families/carers.

In order to meet the referral-treatment waiting times, CYPS is implementing a clinic based system for CHOICE and Partnership provision to ensure all Level 3 clinicians access weekly clinic based supervision from specialist CYPS colleagues, including medics.

Key elements of the job include:

  • Providing a range of CYPS assessment and treatment interventions in line with the Choice & Partnership Approach (CAPA) system for children and young people and their families/carers who present with emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Undertaking Care Coordinator responsibilities for a caseload of children and young people who have moderate/severe emotional and mental health needs. This includes adhering to risk management and care planning processes in line with Trust policies, liaising with multi-agency colleagues as required.
  • Opportunities to contribute to a priority treatment pathway for those children and young people presenting with high risk, safeguarding or other vulnerability needs.
  • Provision of CYPS specialist clinical risk assessments (including Self Harm assessments) and complex risk management plans as part of routine clinical work.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to ensuring routine outcome measures are embedded within clinical work to demonstrate clinical based improvements for children, young people and parents/carers.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to working with team colleagues to develop a strong multidisciplinary ethos and focus to deliver high quality clinical services where the “voice” of the child is central when developing personalised care planning.

What we can offer you?

  • Opportunities to develop your highly specialist clinical skills through training, profession specific support and development supervision and personal coaching initiatives.
  • The opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, experience and skills with a leading CAMHS provider
  • The challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload
  • A variety of competitive employee benefits including access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts

Our service is proud of its strong multi-disciplinary ethos within its clinical delivery and has robust clinical supervision, workload management and Continuing Professional Development structures in place.

The successful applicant must have the necessary professional qualification, including current registration as outlined in the person specification i.e nursing, OT and SW. All CYPS Registered Practitioners hold a generic job description, however specialist skills and responsibilities related to working within this role will be clearly reflected within a personalised job plan.

The post is full time, and will require flexible working which may include some evenings and weekends. It is a community based post and therefore a valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date you have not been shortlisted. We are sorry we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter.

For further information please contact Melanie Harrison, Service Manager, Acorn House, Gloucester Tel: 01452 894300


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. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

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.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

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.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

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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