Mental Health Practitioner – CSE Service South West

Mental Health Practitioner – CSE Service South West


Salary: Up to £33,222


Permanent: Full time 40 hours per week


Location: Covering across residential homes, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Torquay, Plymouth & Dorset



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.


Job Role


You will be providing a therapeutic service to young people placed within community residential setting by assessing and identifying their needs and meeting them through consultation and training to Residential and Care 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 residential 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 the 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.




· Registered with the relevant professional organisation (HCPC, NMC)

· 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

· CAMHS experience




Achieve your personal best at Cambian

Careers at Cambian are rewarding, challenging and satisfying. Join our team of passionate, caring professionals as we make a significant difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young adults in the UK.


Everyone has a personal best. Together we can find it.


We believe that every single person in our care has a personal best, and we are committed to helping them achieve it. Join us, and we'll show the same commitment to helping you achieve your personal best in your career.


About Cambian


We are one of the UK's largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children. We care for almost 2,000 children and young people from over 200 locations across the UK, and employ more than 4,000 committed, caring people.