CAMHS Key Workers liaise with external agencies including health, education, social care and the voluntary sector and act as a named key worker to children, young people and families accessing Alder Hey CAMH help-availables.
Some of their duties include:
- Working directly with children, young people and families, supporting the implementation of therapeutic interventions / care plans formulated by the case manager.
- Working in the community, including home visits and through agreed activities to positively improve a young person’s social and emotional development.
- Working flexibly in order to maximise opportunities for engagement of children, young people and families
- Working in a variety of settings including schools, to allow direct observation and also to support therapeutic interventions.
- Working to identify appropriate leisure activities for young people and develop a local knowledge of youth groups and alternative voluntary projects young people can link with.
- Supporting young people to participate in the shaping of CAMHS