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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2019.

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Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2019-09620

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Liverpool T3 (912326)
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Please Note: Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Please note: If you are an ‘At Risk’ NHS employee you must state this clearly at the top of the Additional Information section on your application form.

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.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link below


Alder Hey CAMHS provides mental health & emotional wellbeing services to young people & families across Liverpool and Sefton. We have a Tier 4 regional inpatient unit for 0-14 year olds. We work closely with our multi-disciplinary colleagues and in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local authorities, other agencies, voluntary organisations, local universities, carers and users of our services. We offer a range of therapies and interventions to help children/young people (0-18) who have a complex mental health difficulty requiring intervention from a multi-disciplinary team. As part of a wider CAMHS system that offers interventions and consultation across tier 1 and 2, Liverpool CAMHS focuses on providing mental health care to young people with high risk presentations and whose daily functioning is severely compromised. Liverpool CAMHS is organised into 4 teams, each working with the range of child and adolescent mental health difficulties. We also have expertise in working with vulnerable groups (16-18 year olds; Youth Offenders; Looked after Children; Children with Learning Disabilities). We now have a vacancy for a Key Worker and would welcome applications from individuals keen to work in a multi-disciplinary setting working to engage children/young people, their families or carers, in a therapeutic process. The post holder will be involved in supporting the implementation (under the supervision of an experienced CAMHS clinician) of complex mental health interventions, liaising with external agencies, including health, education, social care and the voluntary sector, acting as the named Key Worker to children/young people and families accessing Alder Hey CAMH services. They will be required to carry out effective and evaluated assessments in line with their knowledge base and Trust policies and procedures. The post will support both generic CAMHS and the Learning Disability pathway. The post holder will also be responsible for enabling effective and meaningful service user participation in the design and delivery of services through individual and group engagement, facilitation of events/focus groups, and supporting the wider CAMHS participation agenda. The successful candidate will have the ability to self-reflect and ensure they work within their job remit. They will be required to attend team meetings, attend regular supervision sessions, and be willing to joint work cases with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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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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