Specialised CAMHS Clinician

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will hold a caseload of highly complex service users.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of service users, conscious of their changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity, working collaboratively, with other clinicians and stakeholders.

You will be required to work within a multi-disciplinary team delivering a range of outcome focused, evidence based, and complex interventions and responsible for the formulation and delivery of specialised programmes of care.

The post holder will contribute to the quality, safety and continuous improvement of services provided to service users and their families.

The post holder will foster a culture of networking in an open and transparent way with internal and external partners.

You will act as a positive role model and participate in the education, development and mentorship of other staff.

You will ensure that all organisational systems and processes are adhered to.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties, Leadership and Supervision.

The post holder will hold their own highly complex caseload within the team including risk management and clinical governance.

Provide clinical supervision to trainees and less experienced and consultation as required to external agencies, for example to GPs/Schools/Local Authorities.

The post holder will undertake clinical assessments of service users/patients and offer skilled treatment or therapy using appropriate therapeutic modalities.

*Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

About us

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people's lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.

The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information please review the attached JD/PS for full range of responsibilities and duties.

Person Specification



  • Qualified in one of the core CAMHS professions (systemic psychotherapy, Clinical, Counselling or Educational psychology, social work, nursing, CYP IAPT LD& ASD, Behaviour Analyst)


  • Additional training in models to support children and families with disabilities ( e.g. ADOS, PBS etc )



  • Experience of working with Children with Disabilities and their families.
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional team.
  • Experience of specialist discipline specific assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including community, primary care, outpatient and inpatient settings


  • Experience of multi-professional service development.

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

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Crowndale Centre

218 Eversholt Street



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