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Home Intensive Treatment (HIT) Senior CAMHS/Mental Health Clinician

Manchester University
Carol Kendrick Centre, Manchester
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are delighted to offer you the unique opportunity to be part of a new CAMHS Home Treatment Team to support children and young people across Manchester, Salford and Trafford. This is an exciting opportunity to be fully involved in developing and creating the highest quality service provision for young people - and those who care for them - from the start and we need you to help us achieve this!

We are looking for qualified practitioners who are passionate, dynamic, and skilled professionals and we would support staff who are ready for a new challenge to significantly improve children's experiences and outcomes.

Ideally applicants would have experience working in health or social care with complex family issues and be able to demonstrate our Trust values. We can offer a bespoke introduction and training in Children's and Young Peoples Mental Health Services that will enhance your knowledge and skills in risk assessments of young people.

About the Role

This is a diverse and challenging role that requires the development of specialist skills to deliver recovery focused interventions to Children and young people. Our focus is to support children young people - and those who care for them - to remain in their own home and aid their recovery during the crisis episode.

You will be a qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker and will have worked in a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have significant post qualification experience in mental health and preferably within crisis services.

The post requires practitioners to be confident assessors who can make clear decisions about risk management, care planning and the appropriateness of home treatment team interventions. Effective gatekeeping assessment and the identification and delivery of the best treatment packages for people presenting to services in crisis will also be key.

You will provide brief clinical risk and mental health assessment, formulation and short-term contingency planning for children and young people presenting in mental health crisis.

Working within the community, you will deliver a range of brief solution focused interventions. You will work collaboratively with our CAMHS and other Mental Health Services across the system as well as Acute Hospitals, Ambulance Service, the Police, Education and Social Care to provide risk and mental health assessment, formulation and contingency planning for children and young people presenting in Crisis.

About the Team

This is a new team and service being created that will see you working within a highly skilled and knowledgeable multi-disciplinary team, who will support you in your development and your ability to deliver the best care you can to children, young people and families. As part of your professional development, you will receive specialist training in the interventions that support people when in crisis.

The rota for this role includes working weekends and weekdays between the hours of 8am and 10pm and therefore includes unsocial hours payments in addition to basic pay.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Al Ford

Job title: Director

Email address:

Telephone number: 0161 701 1666

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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