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Band 6 Core CAMHS Practitioner - Solihull

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Bishop Wilson and Freshfields Clinic
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an CAMHS Practitioner within Core CAMHS Team here within Solar. Solar provides specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for young people 0-19 year olds.

We are a service that has embraced the transformational change as part of the CYP IAPT programme and have worked collaboratively with our local training providers to embed the model across the service. Solar offers a stepped approach to care and our team consists of a wide range of professional groupings. The Core CAMHS team usually works between Monday and Friday and is based across two clinics within the Solihull borough, with an emphasis on community working to help promote positive engagement with our young people and families.

Main duties of the job

We offer generous supervision arrangements including both peer/individual and support from a vast and varied multi-disciplinary team, we work closely together offering high levels of experience and expertise, within a friendly and professional atmosphere. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated addition to the team who can help us on our journey to offering outstanding care for young people and families within the Solihull Borough.

About Solar

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT), Barnardo’s and Autism West Midlands have come together to provide emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Solihull.

Our work is based on holistic and person-centered principles, which involves the active participation of children/young people with their assessment and care plan, and provides a package of work tailored to the individual young person’s needs.

Working for our organisation

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/OT/Practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • Degree/Dipoma/Specialist training


Essential criteria
  • Relevant post registration experience in mental health
Desirable criteria
  • CAMHS Community Experience
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Josh Holdship
Job title
Team Lead Core CAMHS
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