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Band 6 CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner - Bristol

Band 6

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CAMHS Mental Health Practitoner
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Vinney Green Secure Unit
From £30,401 per annum
24/06/2019 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.


Are you passionate about the care and wellbeing of young people? Would you like to be involved in supporting vulnerable young people who are involved with the Youth Justice system? If so Vinney Green Wellbeing Team have a vacancy for a band 6 Mental Health Practitioner.

The team are NHS England funded to provide both mental health and physical health interventions within Vinney Green Secure Unit. The team form part of a National funded implementation of the secure stairs focusing on the development and roll out of an integrated care framework that addresses the needs of children and young people in Secure Children’s Homes, Secure Training Centre’s and Young Offender Institutions. This framework allows for a joined up approach to assessment, sentence / intervention planning and care, including input from mental health staff regardless of previous diagnosis, as well as from social care professionals, education professionals and the operational staff working on a day-to-day basis at the setting.  It also seeks to ensure that staff have the right skills and support to care for the children and young people appropriately.

If you have CAMHS experience and are looking to be involved in developing an innovative new service, or think you have relevant experience to bring to the role, we look forward to receiving your application.

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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

Community Service Manager Victoria on 07767 441107 or via email at