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Mental Health
Band 5 (Indicative)
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Broadway Health Park
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
22/09/2017 23:59
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Mental Health Practitioner - Outreach CAMHS

Band 5 (Indicative)

Enhanced Outreach Team (EOT)
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Base: Countywide service

Be part of delivering enhanced high quality care to young people.

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG) and NHS England, are developing their current outreach team to provide an enhanced, extended hours service to young people who require intensive 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 occupational therapy all contributing to providing care and treatment plans. Interventions primarily take place in client’s homes, community settings and via in-reach to the local district general hospitals and inpatient psychiatric wards. The team support young people with a breadth of difficulties from anxiety and depression, to emotional dysregulation and high risk taking behaviours to Eating Disorders.

As part of the development process the team are looking to recruit enthusiastic clinicians and practitioners, with a background from any discipline in a mental health setting, to add to the expertise of the team. Within the developmental plans the team are looking at providing intervention from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, operating on a shift basis. Additional support for the team will be 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 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 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.

Then please do apply for this post.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kerry Allen, Head of CAMHS
Email:| Mobile: 07342 059777
Holly Cornell, PA to Head of CAMHS | 07833 058875

If you have problems applying, contact

01278 432023