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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2019.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner, CAMHS Enhanced Outreach Team, Band

Job Reference: 184-CYGEN02-A

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Wessex House, Broadway Park, Bridgwater, Bridgwater
£30,401 - £37,267 per ann

Enhanced Outreach Team (EOT)

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Base: Countywide service

An exciting opportunity to be involved in delivering enhanced high quality care to young people.

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is seeking enthusiastic clinicians and practitioners to join its CAMHS Enhanced Outreach Team in providing an extended hours service to young people who require intensive crisis and home treatment community support. For some young people, this work may involve supporting them and their families/carers to prevent admission and may also involve facilitating earlier discharge from hospital.

The team currently operates from a multi-disciplinary approach with nursing, psychology, psychiatry and social care experience all contributing to providing care and treatment plans. Interventions primarily take place in the young person’s home environment, community settings and via in-reach to the local district general hospitals and inpatient psychiatric ward. The team support young people with a range of difficulties from anxiety and depression, to emotional dysregulation and high risk taking behaviours, to eating disorders.

As part of a continuing development process the team are looking to recruit clinicians and practitioners with a background from any Allied Health professional discipline in a mental health setting, to add to the expertise of the team. The team provides a seven day a week service 8am-8pm, operating on a shift basis. Additional support for the team is provided by Psychiatric Liaison Practitioners, the on-call Consultant and Manager, the developing Community Eating Disorders Services (CEDS) and close links are in place and will be reinforced with the district general hospitals. The team is moving towards a core therapeutic delivery model grounded in differing therapeutic interventions (including DBT) and training and development opportunities will be available within this approach.

If you:

  • are interested in providing evidence-based treatment and brief interventions to young people and families at times of crisis,
  • have the skills to provide additional support when this is required;
  • are a team player, who works collaboratively to support recovery;
  • want to be part of developing practice across Somerset.

we would be very interested to hear from you.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Nancy Southcott, Operational Service Manager, CAMHS EOT

0300 124 5013

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

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