Job Description

Job reference: 053454

Location: Various sites

Job closing date: 01/06/2021

Job posted date: 18/05/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£32,118 – £39,560)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Fife

An opportunity has arisen for dynamic individuals to take on the role of Primary Mental Health Workers within Fife Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.

CAMHS Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHW) is an initiative within Fife CAMHS which seeks to expand the current provision for children and young people with mental health difficulties. You will join a team which provides early-stage mental health interventions through liaison, consultation, supervision and training to primary care professionals. PMHW’s also provide direct and collaborative clinical interventions with children and young people whilst seeking to enable community and primary care-based professionals to effectively recognise children and young people’s strengths and difficulties and the impact on mental wellbeing.
The Primary Mental Health Worker is responsible for delivering these key functions whilst assisting the nurse consultant in developing this service in collaboration with the existing CAMHS teams and primary care partners.

In order to fulfil this role you will be confident in providing consultation, supervision and training to primary care professionals and other agencies who are engaged with children and young people in Fife. You will have skills in delivering effective training packages and will be able to provide direct input to children and families through group interventions or individual assessment and treatment to those who present with mild to moderate mental health difficulties across Fife. An essential component of this role will be the ability to develop effective relationships across agencies to ensure a partnership approach to care.

Applications are invited from staff qualified as Registered Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology (CAAP) with evidence of continuous professional development and who can demonstrate skills and competencies normally associated with relevant experience in a Child & Adolescent Mental Health setting and specifically within the role of a Primary Mental Health Worker.   You will be able to work autonomously and respond to the needs of the locality which will include the ability to travel across Fife and wider as required.

For informal enquires please contact Mr Eugene Adams, Nurse Consultant on 01334 696034 or e-mail

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

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