Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) jobs

Young people are our future - help make a better life for them.

We’re transforming our children and young people’s mental health services across Greater Manchester and looking for people to join our fantastic team.

We have lots of jobs available from assistant mental health practitioners, staff nurses, senior mental health practitioners, psychotherapists and psychologists. Browse our latest jobs below.

We offer:
• Psychological therapies training programme for all clinical staff
• Perceptorships available
• Access to external development training, including improving access to psychological therapies and therapy skills
• Staff wellbeing service, including workplace wellbeing plan for every staff
• Mentoring and coaching
• Flexible working
• Great benefits and pension
• Senior leadership apprentices

Read more about our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

We have developed a new acute care pathway for children experiencing a crisis in their mental health. If a young person experiences a crisis we can respond in the right way, at the right time and with the right support.

That could mean keeping young people out of hospital and caring for them in the community, so they experience the least amount of disruption to their lives and the lives of their families; or if a young person is admitted to hospital we support them to be discharged in the safest and quickest way possible with the right resources in place in the community to prevent re-admission.

It is made up of 6 diverse teams offering different aspects of care and treatment. From our enhanced community crisis services which include rapid response teams and home based treatment teams; through to assessment based services which are our Greater Manchester assessment centre and paediatric liaison teams; through to our specialists services, inpatient CAMHS and community eating disorder teams.

When you join our acute care pathway services, we have many great training opportunities to continue to develop your career, including:

  • AMBIT (Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment)
  • Social work and nurse apprenticeship
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and DBT skills workshops
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for eating disorders
  • Mentalisation based therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • STORM skills training (Suicide Prevention and Self-Harm Mitigation)
  • Family intervention Training
  • Improving access to psychological therapies​​​​​​​ skills-based training

Our services are designed to work flexibly around the needs of young people but also flexibility around you. This means there are opportunities to work across the pathway, helping you get a range of experience across different teams. 

Jobs in our paediatric liaison mental health team

This is a great opportunity to work with young people admitted to paediatric wards within our five boroughs (Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside) who present with mental health needs or risks. We are looking for individuals passionate about working with children and young people, who can work innovatively across traditional boundaries and help young people get the right care, from the right team, at the right time and in the right place. Helping to improve outcomes and improve experiences for families of mental health support. We're seeking staff with a professional registration (nursing, social work, occupational therapy) to work in a multi-disciplinary team offering assessment, support, signposting, and intervention in this new and developing pathway.

CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner – Paediatric Liaison Team - Closing date 15th October 2023. 

Jobs in our our rapid response teams

Our rapid response teams are part of the crisis care pathway for children and young people across Greater Manchester which provides accessible, holistic, child-centred, recovery focused care, enabling you to effectively address the needs of children and families when they are at their most vulnerable. These posts are higely rewarding and you will receive a structured induction and comprehensive training programme,

Jobs in our crisis care teams 

Our Greater Manchester assessment centre provides a central point for assessing whether a young person requires inpatient mental health care (tier 4). We provide a holistic assessment to ensure all other options have been considered. If a young person is admitted, we also work with them and our inpatient team to make sure they are discharged as soon as possible.

Health care support worker - Tier 4/CAMHS inpatient unit - Closing date 25th September

Medical Secretary - Closing date 20th September

If you don't see a role for you, do check back regularly or register for a jobs account where you can set up job alerts, and we can keep you posted when new jobs are advertised. 


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