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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/04/2019.

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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2019-57919

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Sefton Tier 3 (912327)
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

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Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer, aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities . All appointments will be made on merit.

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Sefton CAMHS, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Based in Waterloo, L22 Agenda for Change band 7 Are you a senior mental health practitioner looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to appoint two full time enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Practitioners to join the busy and committed Sefton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS) based in our brand new offices at Burlington House, Waterloo. The Mental Health Practitioner will be a member of specialist, multi-disciplinary CAMHS and will provide a range of appropriate, evidence based clinical interventions informed by assessed individual need. Children often present with anxiety, low mood and self-harm so experience working with these difficulties would be advantageous. The post holder may also be required to provide support, advice and consultation to families/carers and other professionals involved in the life of the child/young person. Within the service there are 3 multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) each with an Assistant Clinical Lead under the leadership of the Clinical Lead. The Locality Manager and Operational Support Manager are available to support and manage staff. The role is a challenging one and job plans are busy but Mental health practitioners in our service will let you know how supportive and welcoming colleagues. You are welcome to contact us to hear more about the role or arrange a visit. Alder Hey has already earned our place as one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, thanks to innovation and pioneering medical work. We treat 250,000 young patients a year and have a broad range of hospital and community services, serving the local population of children, as well as being a tertiary referral centre for children from across Merseyside, Cheshire and parts of Lancashire, Shropshire and North Wales. Every individual makes a valuable contribution and Alder Hey is proud of its long history of providing pioneering and innovative healthcare to children and young people. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to join our dynamic and experienced CAMHS team.

Informal discussions and visits may be arranged by contacting: Dr Vicky Killen, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead for Sefton Specialist CAMHS or Kate Walker, Locality Manager,

Please note: If you do not have a core profession (HCPC, Social Care or Nursing) you will need to submit a Knowledge, skills and attributes (KSA) portfolio. KSA portfolios are to be submitted via email toRecruitment@alderhey.nhs.ukby the closing date. Please ensure that you include the job reference number and application reference number. For more information regarding KSA’s please visit

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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