- Band 6
- 37.5 per week
- Shelley Clinic
- £30,401 to £37,267 p.a.
- 21/11/2019 23:59
Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.
Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.
Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.
We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?
‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)
Dorset HealthCare is the first mental health trust providing community services in the South to be given an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – and one of only a small handful nationally.
It is an exciting time to join our CAMHS services, our community services are rated Good and our inpatient unit is rated as Outstanding. We have been fast tracked by NHSE to deliver New Care Models providing a closer to home crisis home treatment service. We are also part of the national trailblazer to Deliver Mental Health Support Teams in schools across 3 pilot sites in Dorset. NHSE have commissioned Dorset Healthcare to build a new state of the art 8 bed PICU.
We currently provide the following CAMHS services across Dorset:
- 6 Community teams
- 10 bed adolescent inpatient unit
- Dedicated CAMHS psychiatric liaison services within 3 acute hospitals
- Out of Hours crisis service
- Discovery college
- Peer specialists working within our community and inpatient teams
We are also working closely with our local commissioners to develop new and innovative services including a CAMHS retreat to support the emotional health and wellbeing of young people across Dorset.
Bournemouth and Christchurch Core-Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service are seeking to recruit a full-time, permanent CAMHS Community Practitioner. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, who has experience of working with young people and their families with mental health difficulties.
You will hold a clinical caseload and provide support to children/young people and their families by providing assessment & 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, e.g. 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 £40 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.
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
Lisa White, Clinical Service Manager or Zoe Carter, Team Leader on 01202 646300.