Newly Qualified Mental Health Practitioner - Wing College

Newly Qualified Mental Health Practitioner


Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum


Permanent: Full Time, 40 hours per week


Location: Wing College, Bournemouth



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. This post is a newly created role to join a successful expanding therapy team at Wing College in Bournemouth, the post will require someone who is motivated to work with young people and help them reach their personal best.


Cambian Wing College is a specialist further education college placements for young people aged 16-25 with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism, offering day placements and 38 to 52 week residential placements.



Job Role


You will be joining an established onsite clinical team of professionals that include, Mental Health Nurse, OTs, SaLTs, Psychology and Psychiatry all providing a therapeutic service to young people placed at the College.  You will be working alongside the existing mental health practitioner assessing and identifying the student’s mental and emotional health needs taking a “hands-on” approach. It is essential that you will be a strong team player, with excellent communication, organisational and time management skills. Following the initial assessments you will undertake either direct and/or indirect work including with students, holding a skills lead case load, delivering tailored groups with student’s and members of the MDT, offering reactive and proactive ad-hoc support, alongside consultation and training to both educational and residential care staff. The role will require autonomous practice and an individual who is able to think ‘outside the box’.



Candidate Profile


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



Person Specification


Hold a professional and accredited registration with relevant professional body

Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills

Good organisational and time management skills.

New qualified candidates welcome to apply





Previous experience in working with children & adolescents

Experience of supporting young people with ASD and High functioning autism

Providing consultation to groups

In return we offer:

Full support from a multidisciplinary team

Clinical supervision

Developmental opportunities

Research opportunities & support

Internal/external training on new initiatives

Preceptorship for NQs



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.


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.