Senior Mental Health Practitioner -Meeko House

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Closing date:

17 September 2020

Senior Mental Health Practitioner


Salary: Up to £36,000 pro rata / £22,000 per annum


Permanent: Part time hours available 24 hours


Location: Meeko House, Wisbech


We all know that the Coronavirus is changing the way we go about our everyday lives but, at The Cambian Group, there is one thing that doesn’t change – our absolute commitment to the children and young people in our care.


We are making sure that the support we offer is constant, reliable and of the highest quality and it is our fantastic staff who are making this happen.


Amidst all the uncertainty, as everything we do changes, how about changing your story too and, in turn, help to change the lives of our children and young people?


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 Meeko House isa 16 bedded children’s residential home catering for 12 – 18-year-olds with on-going mental health needs and challenging behaviors that may prevent them from functioning within the community without continued support.



Job Role


You will be providing a therapeutic service to young people placed within Meeko House 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 a 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.





Intellectual disability nursing qualification or experience

Learning Difficulties Nursing Qualification or experience required

Registered with a relevant professional organisation (HCPC etc)

Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills

Good organisational and time management skills.




  • Previous experience in working with children & adolescents is advantageous.
  • Mental Health Nurse background
  • CAMHS experience


In return we offer:


  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • Meetings and peer support
  • 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.




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.