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Early Help Senior Practitioner

Band 8a

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Band 8a
18.75 hours per week
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SS BED CAMHS Early Help, Bedford Borough Council / CAMHS 9 Rush Court
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

CAMHS Early Help Practitioner embedded within our Bedford Local Authority and supported by our Emotional & Behavioural Team. Band 8a (18.75 hours a week) 1 year fixed term position.

‪ In Bedfordshire we are at the forefront of innovation within CAMHS, a service which is designed to provide young people with expert help at the time they need it by East London NHS Trust, in partnership with our two local authorities.‬‬‬
Working in partnership with Bedfordshire CAMHS and our local authorities, we have an exciting job opportunity where we offer early help support to young people across Bedfordshire with mental health issues. Making a real difference to their lives, youll thrive on the chance to drive change through the system so that even more people can access support.
We are currently seeking a proactive, highly motivated, and enthusiastic forward thinking Mental Health Practitioners with a vision for future development of early help and mental resilience services in Bedfordshire.
The clinical work is rewarding and multi-faceted, tapping your skills at multiple levels using strong theory practice links. We are looking for a dynamic and organised Professional to join our friendly and professional team. The post-holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy, self-management and drive with the ability to work well in a team and within the multi-agency environment. ‬

‪To support you in this role, you will receive regular, separate clinical and management supervision sessions, access to a variety of CPD sessions, and annual performance appraisals. The work of the team is managed and supervised by a Clinical Team Lead embedded in one of our Emotional and Behavioural Pathways. ‬‬‬

‪The Senior Management Team within Beds CAMHS is committed to staff development: there are regular opportunities for staff to apply for appropriate training courses, including IAPT, and to get involved in quality improvement initiatives and new developments in the service, some associated with a higher banding during the time of the project. We also have a significant number of positions in the trust for clinicians up to band 8D, opening up paths for promotion for ambitious members of staff. The East London NHS Trust prioritizes staff wellbeing and we are introducing a range of staff wellbeing initiatives to support this. ‬
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‪This post is based in Bedford, Bedfordshire, close to the M1 and easily reached by rail and car from North London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The clinic also has the added benefit of free parking and all clinicians are supported by very dedicated and efficient administrative staff. Whilst most of the work will be based in the clinic, access to a car is helpful as some travel will be required to our other multi-agency sites.‬
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‪For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please call our clinic on 01234 310800 and speak to:‬

Chris Morris, Senior Early Help Practitioner at Bedford Borough Council Early Help Team 01234 718430
Kate Kapasi, Clinical Team Lead / Emotional & Behavioural Team Mid Bedfordshire 01234 310800

‪It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible. We have the right to close adverts once we receive 50 applications. Off line or late applications will be not accepted.‬


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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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