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CAMHS SPA CLINICIAN

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
CAMHS
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5
Job ref
285-882-CYPF
Site
48 Lodge Road
Town
Sandwell
Salary
band 6
Closing
16/07/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk. 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic mental health practitioner to join our multi disciplinary and multi agency, Sandwell CAMHS Single Point of Access team (SPA).  The SPA team consists of a  CAMHS SPA team lead, two CAMHS practitioners  and two workers from partner agencies.  This team is part of our wider Sandwell CAMHS team based at Lodge Road West Bromwich.

The successful candidate will have considerable community CAMHS experience and be able to confidently triage and manage  referrals as they come into CAMHS. They will possess excellent assessment skills and have a  good knowledge of risk factors and safeguarding. The post holder will be able to confidently talk on the phone and reassure professionals, young people and their families  and be able to offer support and advice as required. The service is busy and exciting and the post holder will have to be able to prioritise tasks and respond to incoming referrals as appropriate.

The post will also involve completing initial assessments, either remotely or by face to face.

The service operates Monday to Friday 0900-1700.

Please note, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have merged together as one organisation to create Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1st April 2020. Our aim as one trust is to provide sustainable, high quality, accessible and responsive services. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We are really excited by this opportunity and hope that you are too, we look forward to you expressing an interest in working joining us.

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like further information then please contact Debbie Gray SPA lead 01216126620 or email Nicky Mountford Service Manager nicky.mountford@nhs.net