The CAMHS Early Intervention service is designed to provide young people with expert help from one easy access point and is run by Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. This service was created as part of the CAMHs Transformation Plan for Somerset. The team triage referrals into CAMHS from across the county and provide signposting or where appropriate, early intervention for low to moderate mental health difficulties. They aim to make sure CYP get access to the right level of support or have access to early intervention or additional support before needing the specialist CAMHS service has gone though some exciting positive changes which have improved care for young people over recent months. This is a really great opportunity to be part of an evolving and dynamic team making a real difference to children and young people in Somerset.
Main duties of the job
In this role, you’ll become a value member of the ‘front door’ services to Somerset CAMHS, which includes the Single Point of Access Team and Early Interventions, and the Mental Health Support Teams.
Alongside with other colleagues, you’ll be responsible for providing comprehensive, holistic psycho-social assessment and interventions for children and adolescents presenting with mental health difficulties, and their families/carers, referred to the Somerset CAMHS services.
You’ll also develop close working relationships with key partner agencies, including GP practices, schools, colleges and social care practitioners.
The CQC has rated Somerset CAMHS as outstanding.
The post holder will have access to a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
Somerset CAMHS is one of the community services that makes part of the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, based in Somerset. The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.
You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!
25 April 2023
Agenda for change
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working
The Horizon Centre
Is this the ideal role for you?
- This exciting new role will be crucial to ensuring that young people and their carers receive a comprehensive mental health service and that they receive a holistic assessment and care.
- It is essential that you hold a recognised professional qualification in nursing, social work or occupational therapy (evidence of qualifications is required).
- You must be able to demonstrate that you are a team player, as well as able to work autonomously.
- You will be expected to contribute actively to the development of this new service and be able to work effectively with the wider systems that young people are in contact with, and other clinically focused services such as MHST, Young Somerset and the other CAMHS teams.
- You will offer joint assessments with Specialist CAMHS professionals when required.
- Clinical activities are delivered either face to face (COVID PPE may be required), by telephone or video platforms.
For further details on full duties and responsibilities, please check the attached documents: job description, person specification and supplementary information.
- Recognised professional qualification in nursing, social work or occupational therapy.
- Evidence of continuous post-qualifying professional development.
- Working towards degree in related field.
- Post-qualifying training in therapeutic interventions.
- Experience of working with children and young people.
- Experience of multi-agency working.
- Experience and understanding of Safeguarding Children and other relevant legislation and policies.
- Empathy and ability to communicate and engage with client group and families/carers.
- Ability to prioritise and take responsibility for own caseload.
- Full range of mental health assessment skills, including assessment and management of risk.
- Compassionate – Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, carers and relatives (as appropriate) remaining sensitive and empathetic.
- Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members.
- Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities.
- Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner.
- Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team.
- Ability to record and retrieve information on paper/electronic records as appropriate.
- Good standard of Literacy/English language.
- Willingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients.
- Act in a ways that support equality and diversity.
- Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the patients.
- Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service. Role covers all Somerset.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).