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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner - Bristol

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Colston Fort
From £30,401 per annum
29/04/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


We are looking to recruit 4 CAMHS practitioners to join our Camhs Triage Assessment and Outreach team (CTAO) at band 6.

Bristol and South Gloucestershire CAMHS is undergoing exciting and innovative changes and this post will be supporting the transformation of CAMHS by developing a new front door and intensive community response to young people presenting in crisis.

This is an exciting opportunity for a post into CAMHS for a mental health nurse/ social work practitioner with experience at this level who has a desire to work with children, young people and families. The post holder will contribute to assessment and intensive community support of young people at risk of tier 4 admission and facilitate early discharge with the support and supervision of members of this multidisciplinary team.

The role involves working evenings till 10pm and weekend working on a rota basis.

We are a supportive and cohesive team currenting developing to meet the needs of young people who present in crisis.

We welcome applications from mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists.


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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

Bernadette Chinnock/Stacey MacDonald

0117 919 2360