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Band 7 Senior Clinician CIOT - Bristol

Band 7

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Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (weekends, nights)
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Kingsdown Fort
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
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Job overview

Band 7 Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Are you an experienced CAMHS clinician looking for a new challenge and opportunity to join a service at a time of exciting change?

Can you work with children, young people, their families and carers, providing evidence-based intervention in an intensive outreach team?

We are looking for a Band 7 CAMHS clinician to work in CAMHS Intensive Outreach team.  We are looking for a candidate who can bring skills, experience and enthusiasm to meet the needs of children/young people with complex social, emotional, behavioural, neurodevelopmental and mental health needs.  This post is open to mental health nurses, social workers, or other appropriate trained clinicians. You must be on a professional register and be up to date.

 Using both evidence based practice and routine outcome measures, you will use a strength-based approach to work collaboratively with service users, in line with CYP-IAPT key principles.

Skills in DBT or interest in training in DBT essential

The post is full time permanent position.

This post involves working weekends, evenings and nights.

For further information or to visit the team please contact 0117 919 2360 and ask for Bernadette Chinnock, Clinical Service Manager or Loren Green, Team Manager.

Main duties of the job

To manage own caseload from referral to discharge, holding medium to high risk cases working autonomously the majority of time using highly developed specialist expertise.

To provide a systematic, specialist assessment, consultation and treatment service to children, their families or their professional carers, referred to CAMHS team.

To provide reports and maintain written records of assessments, clinical interventions and consultation meetings.

To work within the guidelines of Clinical Governance and employing NHS Trust policies..

To assess child safeguarding issues for each case. To practice within local safeguarding guidelines, sharing and directly referring on concerns when appropriate and participating in multi-agency safeguarding conferences.

To ensure throughput of clients and to create regular assessment slots in work schedule. To work closely as part of the multi-disciplinary CAMHS team.

To liaise closely with our partnership agencies of Education, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector in order to facilitate proper coordination and development of services for children/young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems.

To liaise with other disciplines and agencies to ensure the best practice is shared.

To remain updated on local working together arrangements (e.g. children in need/Child Protection procedures).

To participate in suitable clinical supervision (as provided) and ensure that time is available to undertake this effectively.

Working for our organisation

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To ensure high quality provision of Child & Adolescent mental health assessment and treatment plans

To work individually and jointly with the team to provide a specialist, assessment, treatment and consultation service to children, adolescents and their families within the South Glos and Bristol CAMHS team and to work with the wider care systems which impact on the welfare of the child.

To work within a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young people with serious and complex mental health difficulties.

To  support colleagues and senior managers  on service delivery and service improvement.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • professional qualification
Desirable criteria
  • experience of working with children
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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
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Clinical Service Manager
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