CAMHS Liaison Practitioner

The closing date is 28th Feb 2024

Job summary

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in CAMHS?

Then this might be just the right role for you! We are the CAMHS In-reach Liaison Service based in the Paediatric Emergency Department at University Hospital Southampton. This role is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to be involved in the delivery of a new service that will make a huge impact on the wellbeing of young people in Southampton and surrounding areas.

Join the Solent NHS Trust Children & Families Service line to support in the delivery of high-quality children's mental health services. We are looking for exceptional individuals with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience for children and their families to take on the role as a Liaison Practitioner. In return we are committed to developing you in your career.

CAMHS offers high quality, child and young person-centred assessments to young people under the age of 18 who present to University Hospital Southampton in crisis. We are committed to ensuring young people can access the support they need out of hours and as such this role includes working a 7-day shift pattern, including evenings.

You will benefit from being a member of a wider CAMH Service which includes Mental Health Support Teams, SpCAMHS and a multi-agency crisis intervention service which come together under the umbrella of an integrated CAMHS Leadership team.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

*The post holder will provide a rapid assessment and short-term intervention for young people presenting in mental health crisis at the local acute hospital and will work within the principles of the agreed model of care for the service as laid down in the operational policy.

*The post holder will work as an autonomous and accountable practitioner within an integrated team. This will involve the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care provided and effective liaison with all agencies involved with the service user.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

Nationally recognised core qualification i.e. RN, RMN, Social work, Psychology

Professional Qualification at first degree level or equivalent

Completion of further post-qualification specialist training at post graduate level

Experience

Essential

Experience of specialist mental health assessment and treatment of children and adolescents and their families/carers where appropriate as a full member of a multi disciplinary team located in community, primary care, outpatients or inpatient settings

Experience of working with a wide variety of children, adolescents and their families/carers across the whole range and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.

Post qualifying experience of working as a specialist mental health worker within a mental health setting

Experience of teaching and or training other professionals

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Liz Kitcher 

elizabeth.read@solent.nhs.uk 

 

Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 

Band

Band 6 

Salary

£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly

Contract

Permanent 

Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number

449-Team3-1450 

Job locations

University Hospital Southampton 
Tremona Road 
Southampton 
Hampshire 
SO16 6YD 

Attachments

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