We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking Mental Health Practitioner to join our friendly team. You will be working within an existing multi-disciplinary team, which consists of Mental Health Practitioners and Clinical Psychologists.

Working as a member of an integrated residential Children’s Service to support the emotional wellbeing, mental health and placement stability of looked after young people who have experienced significant adverse childhood experiences and exploitation.

Supporting our teams across residential homes, you’ll will be providing a combined clinical consultative and direct therapeutic service for Looked After young people placed in community residential settings.  This includes assessing and identifying young people’s needs and meeting them through consultation, supervision and training for residential and care staff, care planning and management in partnership with the team as well as direct therapeutic work.

About us

The Cambian Group, part of the CareTech family of companies, is one of the largest providers of specialist education and care services for children and young people in the UK, delivering across Special Education Schools and Colleges, Residential Care Homes and a Therapeutic Fostering Services.

Candidate Profile

To be successful within this role you will need to have experience in:

Working with Looked After Children and young people presenting with a range of clinical severity and needs.
Knowledge of theory and practice of therapeutic interventions with children and young people.
Assessment, intervention and management of a range of mental health needs including trauma.
Partnership working supporting agreed placement objectives, care planning and progression including regular clinical reporting and routine outcome measures


Registered with the relevant professional (HCPC, NMC, SWE, BABCP)
Mental Health background and/or CAMHS experience
Relevant qualifications to allow you to offer children therapy, when required
Be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills
Have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills

In return we offer:

Full support from a multidisciplinary team

Regular clinical supervision
Meetings and peer support
Development opportunities
Internal/external training on new initiatives

You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children and young people that we support.

Salary: Up to £36,500 pro rata

Location: Shrewsbury, SY2 6LG

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