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Join our ‘virtual open days’ to learn about CAMHS job opportunities

Posted: 16/04/21

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), a leading provider of mental health and disability services, will be holding virtual open days to showcase job opportunities in their Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

CNTW has a number of nursing opportunities across three sites: Ferndene in Northumberland, Alnwood in Newcastle, and Acklam Road Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Taking place on 19th April at 1pm and 22nd April at 5.30pm, the events will give attendees an insight into working in a Trust rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. They will include an overview of working in CNTW and its benefits, followed by a Question & Answer session with members of the team.

There couldn’t be a better time to join the service, which has recently expanded to include Lotus Ward at Acklam Road Hospital. The 10-bed inpatient unit opened earlier this month and will be providing services from 1st May 2021, following extensive collaborative work with service users and families and carers. It will provide support to young people with complex mental health difficulties who require assessment and treatment.

Jill Stewart, Associate Director for Specialist Children and Young People’s Services at CNTW, said: “We welcome anyone looking for a new challenge and a rewarding, progressive career to attend our virtual open days. Whether you’re a student or an experienced Registered Nurse interested in a change of specialism, we encourage you to come along.

“Due to the recent expansion of our services, we are looking for caring, empathetic, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who have a passion to improve the lives of children and young people who require care in an inpatient setting.

“CAMHS is a great place to work, we are continuously looking at ways we can develop to provide the best possible care to those who need us.”

CNTW has a long history of providing children and young people’s services across the region, allowing people to support children, young people and their families to ensure their needs are met.

Staff coming into the service will receive opportunities for both personal development and career progression.

The Trust offers a wide range of staff health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits including a Lease Car scheme, salary sacrifice schemes for electrical items, salary deduction benefits such as a cycle scheme and travel passes, and NHS staff discounts.

There is also flexibility to ensure work/life balance and a strong focus on health and wellbeing. CNTW is a Global Digital Exemplar for Mental Health and has won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.