SPA Senior Mental Health Clinican CAMHs

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
SPA Senior Mental Health Clinician

A senior opportunity has arisen with the Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS SPA Team for a registered professional to work within the SPA Team but also form part of the wider CAMHS multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The role will support the Team Leader by supervising and leading staff within the SPA Team and deputise for them during periods of absence. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to deliver high quality training and supervision to staff in both clinical and daily supervision to the most complex cases and across the full range of presentations.

The successful candidate must demonstrate exemplary assessment skills with the ability to formulate and summarise their assessments to a high standard.

About us

Were passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The clinician will contribute to the delivery of high-quality care through receiving and responding to incoming referrals. They will assess the most complex mental health care needs and ensure referral to the appropriate provider in accordance with clinical need and signpost to social and voluntary sector where appropriate.

The clinician will also undertake high quality face to face complex mental health triages of children within both the hospital and within the home and community settings.

The clinician will be expected to have excellent risk assessment skills.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification in either: a psychological or therapeutic field, Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy
  • Additional qualifications or training in child and adolescent mental health gained through accredited courses workshops, study and in-house training programmes. CBT training (e.g. CYP-IAPT)


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent



  • Substantial experience working in child and adolescent mental health.
  • Significant experience of assessing complex mental health presentations
  • Experience of working as a member of a multi disciplinary team or multi agency working
  • Good understanding of the range of child and adolescent mental health services



  • Excellent communication assessment, planing and recording skills
  • Ability to relate to young people and families

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Eaglestone Health Centre


Milton Keynes


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