Mental Health Practitioner - Potterspury Lodge School
Permanent: Full Time, 40 hours per week.
£34,000 Pro Rata
Location: Potterspury Lodge, Towcester
Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in children’s residential care, education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated individual to join the company as a Mental Health Practitioner. The post will require someone with previous experience of working in CAMHS settings, specifically within Looked After Children’s services.
We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.
You will be providing a therapeutic service to young people placed within Potterspury Lodge School by assessing and identifying their needs and meeting them through consultation and training to Residential and Educational staff, direct therapeutic work, care planning and management in conjunction with the Multi-disciplinary team.
Dependant on your experience you may be required to supervise other Mental Health Practitioners, Clinical Psychology Trainees, Healthcare Students and Assistants.
The core of your role you will be providing specialist assessments of children and young people within the Education setting. So, subsequently you will formulate and implement plans of therapeutic intervention / management of children and young people’s presentation based on psychological understanding the difficulties within current evidence-based practice, in conjunction with the wider MDT at the setting.
Further duties are described in the attached Job Description.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly team.
Mental Health Nurse background
Registered with relevant professional organisation (HCPC etc)
Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills.
Have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.
Previous experience in working with children & adolescents is advantageous.
In return we offer:
Full support from a multidisciplinary team
Regular clinical supervision
Meetings and peer support
Research opportunities & support
Internal/external training on new initiatives
You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.
Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.
Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.
All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.
Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.
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