Mental Health Practitioner - New Elizabethan School

Cambian Group
£30,000 per annum
29 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mental Health Practitioner

Salary: £30,000 - 35,000 pro rata

Permanent: Full Time, 40 hours per week. Term Time 38 weeks per year.

Location: Harlebury, Worcestershire

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.

Cambian New Elizabethan School

Cambian New Elizabethan School is a day school that offers outstanding opportunities for boys and girls with a diagnosis of communication difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, complex needs and challenging behaviour.

Job Role

You will be providing a therapeutic service to children and young people placed within the New Elizabethan 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.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly team.


  • Mental Health Nurse background
  • CAMHS experience
  • 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 with Cambian Occupational Therapists
  • Developmental opportunities
  • 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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