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Support Worker - CAMHS

Job Description

Support Worker
Salary; £750p/h

Must be aged 22 or over

40 hours a week (2 weeks of days and 2 weeks of nights)

Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Support Worker. Although experience is desirable don’t worry if you’re new to the career as full training is provided.

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

Specialist mental health services

At our CAMHS T-4 service, young people receive supported and caring treatment delivered in a modern and welcoming environment that is fully geared towards their well-being.

Job Role

To be responsible to the Home Manager as a member of the staff team for the direct day-to-day care of the children and other supportive tasks and duties.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Professional Child Care Practice

  • To provide primary care and a nurturing, (therapeutic) environment in line with CAMHS policy and statutory requirements.

  • To have an understanding of all relevant documentation.

  • To be a positive role model, to include high standards of personal presentation, for the child and encourage the child to develop meaningful relationships and attachments.

  • To contribute to the normal development of the child to enable them to reach their fullest potential by providing a stimulating and varied lifestyle.

  • To work with firm and consistent boundaries in order to create safety and containment for the child as part of the staff team, within CAMHS policy and statute and as part of the children’s Treatment Plan.

  • To work alongside the child to help develop a true sense of identity and feel of self-worth.

  • To be sensitive to the needs of individual child, taking account of race, culture, language and religion as set out in SACCS policy, statute and within their Individual Treatment Plan.

  • To talk and listen to the child, to observe their behaviour, and record significant features.

  • To work within Child Protection/Safeguarding policy and practice. To be aware of the child’s rights and to work in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner.

  • To assist in preparation for reviews, meetings and attend when required.

Relations with Colleagues and other Professionals

  • To act as a member of the staff team, supporting colleagues and being prepared to receive support as necessary in order to deliver the child’s treatment programme.

  • To act as an ambassador for CAMHS and the home in all contact and activities with external professionals including Social Workers, School Teachers and Health workers providing appropriate literature, reports and information as required

  • To participate in staff meetings appropriate to level of training and development with specific reference to basic standards of home management, observational reporting, assessment of internalisation and the treatment plan.

  • To act flexibly, within reasonable boundaries, in order to ensure the necessary cover for the home. To work within the on-call rota system as required

  • To inform colleagues of relevant developments, for example during handover.

Household Responsibilities

  • To maintain all operating functions within the home to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children, staff and visitors

  • To ensure that all statutory and CAMHS policy requirements are completed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis including, H&S and hygiene standards of cleanliness, waste management, property and vehicle maintenance.

  • To set high standards in home making in line with CAMHS policy including modelling of adult behaviours, demonstrating good home making practice, and coaching children in maintaining those standards.

  • To ensure that all CAMHS equipment, property and additional resource such as grounds are not damaged or misused at any time and to report such damage or misuse immediately using the appropriate materials and methods.

  • To be accountable for monies allocated for specific purposes, to maintain records as required and the appropriate use as set out within the reasons for allocation.

  • To adhere to Health and Safety Regulations and Procedures.

  • To be responsible for accurate, concise recording of information pertinent to the child and the role.


  • To attend and make use of regular supervision.

  • To report to a line manager, or other appropriate person, malpractice or evidence which may suggest it.

  • To attend and complete the CAMHS Training Pathway

  • To achieve a suitable role specific qualification.

  • To commit to ongoing personal and professional development

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