Senior CAMHS Practitioner/Clinical Psychology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
09 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Are you passionate about helping young people with mental health problems?

Are you a registered Health care Professional such as Occupational Therapist, Paediatric Nurse? Mental Health Nurse? Social Worker? Clinical Psychologist.

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in mental health? Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, supportive and developing service?

Salford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) work with Children, Young People and Families aged up to 18 years and who present with a wide range of complex emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The role will involve working within our Community CAMH team based at Pendleton Gateway Salford City Centre, the need to travel across the city independantly is required in order to engage with young people and other agencies to encourage engagement with CAMHS.

The succesful candidate will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering therapeutic interventions to our young people and families within the Salford city as well as engaging and working alongside all our partner agencies, education social care Gp's etc to ensure we deliver holistic timely and effective support to our young people and their families.

The role will work in line with Salford Transformation agenda and also in line with the Thrive principles of allowing access to apporpiate mental health assesments and advice in a timely and effective way.

We are looking for an experienced mental health practitioner who is able to work autonomously at Band 7, within a multi-disciplinary team. You must have significant and demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people and families, who present with complex mental health needs and often risk to self and or others.

You must have a working knowledge of CAMHS and or adult mental health and have an understanding of assessing complex mental health needs and levels of risk, including safeguarding and self-harm. An undersatnding of the wider childrens service provision and multi agency consultative process is essential.

You will manage your own caseload, providing a range of high quality care appropriate to the child or young person's needs which will include; mental state assessment, risk assessment and management, family and social assessment, consultation and interventions.

A considerable amount of the intervention and assessments provided salford CAMHS are of Neurodevelopmental issues such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), we therefore welcome applications from those with experience in these areas.

A proportion of your working time is likely to be targeted towards these pathways alongside treatment of Mental Health Disorders via Evidence Based Practice and effective Clinical Supervision.

You must have a demonstrable range of skills and knowledge base to deliver clinical aspects of the role and be competent to do this work as an autonomous practitioner within professional practice guidelines and a structured supervision framework.

You must be confident and experienced in communication, due to the high level of liaison needed between CAMHS and other services and be willing to work flexible hours in accordance with the needs of the young people.

This post is a clinical post and the expectation of time management is that the majority of time will be spent in face to face clinical practice.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across Manchester and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The Clinical Support Unit for CAMHS within Manchester Foundation Trust was just re-awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (both 2016 and 2019). Therefore, this is an exciting time to join the trust to be a part of a service that is part of the Greater Manchester footprint committed to dynamic and responsive engagement with our community.

Please note, it is likely that opportunities will exist in the four main CAMHS teams at the point of interview. You will be asked if selected for interview for specific preferences.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Shelley Bunting

CAMHS Service Manager

Pendleton gateway


M6 5FX

( Email address removed )

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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