Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Band 8a

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CAMHS Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Band 8a
33.75 hours per week
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Monks Park House
£40,428-£48,514 per annum (pro rata)
29/10/2017 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


The Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP) provides a wide range of services to the Bristol and South Gloucestershire communities. We are currently recruiting for a band 8a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (CAMHS) to join our community based North Bristol (CAMHS) team. This post provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative practitioner.
We welcome applications from experienced tier 3 CAMHS Psychotherapists.
The post holder will work as part of multi-disciplinary team holding a small generic CAMHS caseload and will be undertaking appropriate mental health assessments of children and young people referred to CAMHS. The post holder will also be responsible for managing the specialist psychotherapy clinic in North Bristol CAMHS and supervising and overseeing trainee psychotherapists.
The post holder will need to demonstrate that they can:
• Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
• Work collaboratively with other agencies in a variety of venues.
• Experience of working with a wide variety of child mental health problems, across the whole age range, reflecting all levels of clinical severity including maintaining a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems and verbal and physical abuse.
• Experienced in providing risk assessment of self harming behaviour.
.Ability to travel within the community for visits and meetings is essential.

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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

Paul Anthony, Acting Clinical Service Manager, 0117 414 2524
or Paul Barrows, Professional Lead for Child Psychotherapy, 0117 919 0330

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731727