Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner

Vacancy posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

Salary: £31,972 - £34,436
Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: ORK01305


Community Mental Health Team

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner

35 hours per week
Temporary†up to 31 August 2016
£33,970 - £36,434 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Orkney Health and Care mental health services due to the established post holder taking a secondment to undertake further training. This is a 3 year, full time secondment opportunity for an enthusiastic practitioner, with substantial experience of working with children and adolescents with mental health problems.

If you are a confident, creative practitioner who is able to work independently and as part of a wider team then this could be the job for you. The post sits within the wider established community mental health services in Orkney which offer evidence based interventions to address the mental health difficulties for the population of Orkney. Orkney CAMH's services are well regarded in the North of Scotland and the current post holder has done much to establish good working relationships with a wide range of practitioners nationally. These act as a source of support and supervision for casework and also a link into the north of Scotland tier four network. Management supervision will also be provided locally within the management structure.

With no inpatient bed availability locally this practitioner will utilise well developed assessment and risk management skills to appropriately mange care delivery and risk within their caseload. Psychiatrist and psychology support are provided by visiting practitioners through established formal links.

This job entails working with children, young people and their families at home, school or in community venues to achieve treatment goals for a range of mental health conditions. Evidence of the knowledge and delivery of psychological therapies would be an advantage in this post.

You should have substantial experience of working in child and adolescent services, preferably mental health.

You must hold a professional qualification with active registration with relevant professional body. Either NMC, HPPC or SSSC. This post is not discipline specific, those holding qualifications in Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Psychological Therapy will be considered.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Angela Colborn-Veitch on 01856 888280

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults and children.

Closing Date: Sunday 30 October 2016

Please note that interview and resettlement expenses will be paid for this post.

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About Orkney Islands Council

Forget images of remote islands - Orkney is well served by superb modern transport links.

Forget the idea of a few people in the middle of no-where - Orkney is home to over 20,000 people.

Orkney may bring to mind certain images, but the chances are they are, to say the least, a little off the mark. Sure, we're a bit off the beaten track, but the needs of our community are just the same as anywhere else. And, as a result, the opportunities we can offer you are comparable with those you'll find elsewhere. Of course, there are a few differences: for starters Orkney consists of 100,000 hectares spread over 70+ small islands (19 of which are inhabited), so, like our service users, you'll need to make the most of the transportation links which are vital to Orkney's social and economic well-being.

Orkney Islands Council may be the smallest local authority in Scotland, but we can offer some big challenges. And big opportunities. This could be your big chance to make the move, and make a difference.

OIC has an impact on many aspects of everyday life. With around 1,800 staff, we are also the countyâ€â„¢s biggest employer.

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