Apprentice CAMHS Healthcare Support Worker - ELFT - Advanced (Level 3)

East London Nhs Foundation Trust (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £348.00
37.5 hours per week Mon - Friday 9am - 5pm with some flexible out of hours as required.
18 months (duration)
28 May 2021(start date)
Senior healthcare support worker (apprenticeship standard)
21 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To work in a specialist CAMHS service, supporting clinicians with people participation and equality and diversity work with parents and young people.


To lead in organising and supporting parenting groups both in CAMHS and in the community, with a specific focus on NVR. To support with collecting and analysing outcome data to support evidence-based practice. To be an active team member in the Conduct Disorder and Outreach Pathway, and  carry out pieces of work directed by clinicians. 

•    Engage and support with providing evidence based practice with young people and their families
•    To assist in the development and implementation of group-work programmes for the clients and families of City & Hackney CAMHS CD Team
•    To liaise with and where appropriate participate in joint work with other members of the CD Team CAMHS, and other clinicians in CAMHS generally
•    To ensure that the needs of the client group is paramount, and be aware of and adhere to ACPC & LSCB Guidelines relating to Child Protection
•    To be responsible for developing and maintaining knowledge of local resources and developing working relationships with relevant statutory, voluntary and community groups and organisations
•    With the line manager and supervisor, and in consultation with City & Hackney CAMHS, to construct a job-plan which contains workload targets in line with service needs and local agreements
•    To be fully conversant with Moving and Handling and Security Policies in practice
•    Ensure PMVA (Prevention and management of Violence and Aggression) guidelines are followed when using these techniques to manage patients
•    Ensure you are full trained and annually updated in management of aggression and violence in order that Trust guidelines are followed in the management of violent patients
•    Apprentices should not form part of any Rapid Response Teams but may respond in emergency situations in a supporting capacity, but should not be the first port of call
•    Apprentices may be allocated a small caseload as an associate nurse but this should be agreed with the Nurse Supervisor and carried out under their supervision
•    Routine and enhanced Observations of Service Users may only be undertaken if competencies have been agreed with the supervising nurse

At East London NHS - Children and young peoples centre you will be working towards a Senior Healthcare Support Worker L3 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 18 months.

Future Prospects

On going training and development.

Skills Required

•    Professional attitude (e.g. timekeeping, willingness to learn and adapt to the changing demands of CAMHS work)
•    Good organisation skills
•    Communication skills (engaging with wide variety of audiences both in person and in writing)
•    To be able to work in emotionally demanding environments and/or difficult working conditions

Qualities Required

•    To provide a service to clients that is collaborative and takes into account their individual, psychological, physical and social needs, including issues to do with disability and beliefs about mental health

•    To work in ways which are sensitive to the needs of families from a wide range of racial, ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds and to develop with colleagues innovative ways of meeting these needs

•    This includes an ability to understand and offer therapeutic interventions to a variety of family forms including single parents, extended families, blended families, same sex couples and their wider family networks, accommodated children and their network of care, children whose are subject to on the Child Protection plans

Qualifications Required

GCSE 4/C+ (Maths and English) 

Training Provided

  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker L3 
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skills in ICT
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