Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

CAMHS Community Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Band 6
30 per week
Job ref
Shelley Clinic
£21,252 to £28,461 p.a.
28/11/2017 23:59





Are you passionate about working with children, young people and their families?

Are you thinking about moving to sunny Dorset, with its golden beaches and beautiful scenery?

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the provision of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the county. Our teams offer a range of individual, family, group and pharmacological interventions depending on the needs of the child, young person and family/carers. The Trust is also part of the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (IAPT).

An exciting opportunity for a CAMHS Community Practitioner has arisen to join Bournemouth & Christchurch CAMHS based at Shelley Clinic in Boscombe, Bournemouth. You will hold a clinical caseload and provide support to children/young people and their families by providing assessment and therapeutic intervention in a clinic and community setting, as well as contributing to the team duty rota.

Applicants will have experience in one or more evidence based clinical interventions, such as CBT, have developed engagement skills and be focused on working with children/young people and their families to meet their goals.

Previous experience of working with children is desirable but not essential for this post. Applicants without previous experience must be able to demonstrate an ability to transfer skills from previous experience to children and families.

We have links with Reading University and CYP IAPT training opportunities are available. Our Trust is committed to developing staff through training and supervision and offers a range of other relevant training opportunities for staff as well.

We may consider development opportunities for newly qualified members of staff.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email

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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

Zoe Carter,Team Leader on 01202 646300

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277158