Overview

Job Description

Mental Health Practitioner – Complex Service South West

Salary: Up to £33,222

Permanent: Full time 40 hours per week

Location: Covering across residential homes, Devon, Plymouth & Dorset

We all know that the Coronavirus is changing the way we go about our everyday lives but, at The Cambian Group, there is one thing that doesn’t change – our absolute commitment to the children and young people in our care.

We are making sure that the support we offer is constant, reliable and of the highest quality and it is our fantastic staff who are making this happen.

Amidst all the uncertainty, as everything we do changes, how about changing your story too and, in turn, help to change the lives of our children and young people?

Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in children’s residential care, education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated individual to join the company as a Mental Health Practitioner. The post will require someone with previous experience of working in CAMHS settings, specifically within Looked After Children’s services.

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

Job Role

You will be providing a therapeutic service to young people placed within community residential setting by assessing and identifying their needs and meeting them through consultation and training to Residential and Care staff, direct therapeutic work, care planning 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 residential 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 the 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.

Essential:

· Registered with the relevant professional organisation (HCPC, NMC)

· Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills

· Have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills

Beneficial

· Previous experience in working with children & adolescents is advantageous

· CAMHS experience