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Mental Health Practitioner

  • Job reference: SouMHPr1
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Adults
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Job description: Hello, SCS are currently recruiting for a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner in a secure children's home in Southampton. The role is a full time contract Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours p/w covering shifts across 8am-8pm.

Your role will be to work individually and jointly with the team to provide assessment, treatment and consultation service to children, adolescents and their families within a Secure home and to work with the wider care systems which impact on the welfare
of the child. You will also be expected to work within a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young people with complex mental health difficulties.

We are looking for someone with the following skills and traits:

* Professional qualification leading to registration with professional body e.g. Mental Health Nursing,
Family Therapy, Occupational Therapist, Child Psychotherapy or other professional qualification with evidence of robust community CAMH experience and the use of CAPA approach to clinical assessment and intervention.
* Post qualification experience of providing an assessment, treatment and consultation service to children and families with, complex and enduring emotional/behavioural problems using a
CAPA approach within a CAMH service.
* To maintain professional registration and practice within legal and professional frameworks such as the Children Act and Professional Body guidelines.
* Knowledge of national and local guidelines/policy regarding provision of public sector services to children/young people and their families.
* Knowledge of working together arrangements in particular, Children in Need assessments Clinical Risk assessment and Child Protection guidelines.
* Knowledge of evidence based practice in working with children and young people with emotional behavioural and mental health difficulties. Experience of CAMH multi-disciplinary team working
* Ability to provide a direct assessment and treatment to children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and their families or their professional carers.
* Ability to organise and prioritise client caseload
* Ability to address complex clinical issues within the context of multi-disciplinary team working.

The benefits of Service Care Solutions:
* Twice weekly payroll runs
* £250 training allowance
* Excellent pay rates
* Exceptional referral bonuses
* Specialists mental health consultants offering single point of contact
* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.
We have shifts available immediately so if you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply to Isaac Swinney at Service Care Solutions calling me on 01772 208 962 now or email with your updated CV.