B7 CAMHS Practitioner

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary £30 per hour
LocationWest Midlands
Discipline CAMHS Practitioner
ReferenceB7 CAMHS
Contact NameHannah Chapman

Job description

 Job Specification: Band 7 CAMHS Practitioner Locum (CPN, Social Worker)

Location: West Midlands, UK

Position: Band 7 CAMHS Practitioner Locum (Community Psychiatric Nurse, Social Worker)

Pay Rate: £30 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Duration: Long-term placement

Key Responsibilities:

  • Holistic Initial Assessments: Conduct comprehensive assessments of children, providing a thorough formulation of their needs and developing a detailed plan for subsequent support.
  • Risk Assessment and Safety Planning: Evaluate and create safety plans around potential risks, ensuring the wellbeing of the child.
  • Safeguarding: Demonstrate Level 3 safeguarding knowledge, identify signs of abuse, and understand when to refer to social care and other relevant agencies.
  • Mental Health Expertise: Offer expert advice on managing mental health presentations and associated risks.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate, contemporaneous records in accordance with the NMC code of conduct and trust policy.
  • Communication and Engagement: Exhibit strong communication and engagement skills, fostering positive interactions with children, families, and other professionals.
  • Organisational Skills: Display excellent organisational abilities and the capacity to work effectively under pressure.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional Registration: Current registration with the NMC (for CPNs) or HCPC (for Social Workers).
  • Experience: Proven experience in a CAMHS setting, with a strong understanding of mental health issues affecting children and adolescents.
  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of safeguarding procedures and mental health legislation.
  • Skills: High level of competence in conducting assessments, formulating care plans, and managing risk.

Personal Attributes:

  • Organised: Ability to manage workload efficiently and prioritise tasks.
  • Calm Under Pressure: Capacity to maintain composure and effectiveness in a high-pressure environment.
  • Collaborative: Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team, contributing to a supportive team environment.
  • Empathetic: Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity in dealing with children and families in distress.


  • Competitive Pay: £30 per hour.
  • Working Hours: Standard working hours with no shift work, promoting a good work-life balance.
  • Professional Development: Opportunity to work within a dedicated team, enhancing your professional skills and experience.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to hchapman@hg-mh.com


Look forward to hearing from you!