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Senior CAMHS Practitioner- Paediatric Liaison

Job Description

Formed in 2002, 5 Boroughs Partnership achieved NHS Foundation Trust status in early 2010 and has established itself as a leading provider of mental health services regionally and nationally by delivering innovative approaches to providing high quality services. In 2011 the business expanded to incorporate community service provision enabling the Trust to begin to design and deliver integrated high quality care services. This is a large, dynamically changing and complex multi sited organisation employing 3,400 staff.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.

We expect all new starters in clinical, patient facing posts (bands 1-4) to complete all 15 standards of the Care Certificate, within their first 3 months with us.

Are you committed to outstanding patient care?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 CAMHS Practitioner to join our multi-disciplinary team within the Paediatric Liaison Service at Wigan CAMHS. We are a busy service which welcomes new skills and new ideas. This is a permanent full time post (375 hours). Our services operate during core business hours 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

We are looking to appoint to our community based Tier 3 specialist multidisciplinary CAMHS team. The team offer mental health assessment, and intervention to children and young people, in particular those within the Paediatric Liaison Team. You will have experience of working with children and young people who have mental health problems and undertaking mental health assessments and interventions. Experience of assessing and managing risk is vital.

The post holder will receive clinical and professional support from a Senior Practitioner in the specialist CAMHS team and have opportunities for further training and development.

The successful applicant will take up a role in the Partnership (Intervention) areas of the service as per the CAPA model. You will also act as a care co-ordinator and take up a role within our duty system offering urgent and emergency mental health assessments on a rota basis. You will also attend and provide consultation to outpatient clinics as part of the Paediatric Liaison Team.

As an employee of 5 Boroughs Partnership, you will receive the following benefits:

• Free 24 hour access to our Health and Well-being Centre and Gym at the Hollins Park site, including tai chi and pilates classes.
• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (29 days after 5 years’ and 33 days after 10 years’ service).
• Access to the NHS pension scheme.
• The opportunity to access a range of NHS discounts, such as NHS Electronics Scheme, Salary Sacrifice Car and Bikes for Staff Schemes.
• Regular supervision and access to a range of training courses at our Education Centre.
• Access to our Library at Hollins Park House, providing resources to support you in your development and/or research.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £4750 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

We are committed to the delivery of outstanding care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate both our Trust values and our culture of compassionate care.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Rebecca Dickinson, Team Manager or Ian Rushton, Clinical Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Important: All communications regarding the progress of your application, including any interview arrangements, will be sent electronically to the email address from which you applied. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.

There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy early once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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