Thinking Allowed is a small specialist team that works with children who are in the care of Bristol City Council or are adopted and the professionals and carers / parents who support these children. The children have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma and present with the complex behavioural, emotional, health and developmental needs associated with such histories. The work is complex, emotionally challenging and interesting.
We are looking for a practitioner, skilled and experienced with looked after and dopted children and families to take on the role of a Band 7 CAMHS Specialist Practitioner within the Thinking Allowed service. We particularly welcome applications from BAME and LGBTQI+ communities and those with protected characteristics or lived experience of childhood adversity. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.
As a CAMHS Specialist in this small team you will show enthusiasm, humour and acceptance and will have excellent communication and therapeutic skills. You will facilitate and provide assessment services on the psychological / emotional health of children and young people in the care of Bristol City Council or who have been adopted. You will lead and participate in multi-agency meetings and consultations with carers, adoptive parents, social workers and other professionals. You will engage in some direct therapeutic work with children and carers / parents and will contribute to presentations and training events for other professionals and carers / parents as required. As part of the Thinking Allowed team you will be well supported within Bristol to provide this work with regular managerial and clinical supervision and weekly clinical team meetings.
Experience of working with refugee families and unaccompanied minors is desirable.
If you want to improve the outcomes for this group of young people, meet the application criteria (see Job Description and Person Specification) and are interested in this position we look forward to receiving your application.
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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Christina Saltmarsh (Speciality Clinical Lead) 0300 1245 944
As this post is being advertised over the summer period please get in contact if you are interested in the post but not available on the interview day as we will try to accommodate you.