CAMHS Practitioner

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Chadwell Heath
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (plus HCAS)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
CAMHS has an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to step into an established role within a diverse and experienced team.

CAMHS team has a base in Redbridge.

The CAMHS Practitioner role is to support the development and implementation of a range of interventions within the Thrive Model as indicated by CAMHS and NICE guidance.

The role will include completing assessment, treatment and outcome measures to track progress and working within a multi agency framework. This post would suit clinicians with good experience in working with young people who present with complexity and significant levels of distress, working with the wider systems including education, social care and family/carers.

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the attached job description and personal specification when completing your application.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Skilled in assessment, formulation, management and delivery of therapy to people experiencing mental health difficulties in the community and hospital settings.
  • Experienced in assessing and managing clinical risk, drawing on dynamic case formulation skills and working collaboratively with service users to agree their treatment and safety plans.
  • Possess a current Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapist, Counselling, Psychotherapy or equivalent professional qualification and be skilled and experienced in the delivery of evidence-based approaches to therapy (including DBT/CBT/Systemic & Creative therapies).
  • Having knowledge, understanding and experience of working with the legal frameworks which relate to the care and treatment of children and young people, with particular reference to Children Act 1989, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007.
  • The candidate will possess the ability to work independently as well as being a collaborative and supportive member of the Multidisciplinary Team, and have an understanding and appreciation of the networks that surround young people in a modern age, especially in relation to mental health and mental health crisis.
  • Are flexible in practice and approach and able to carry out high quality Assessments and Risk Assessments and deliver talking therapy and aforementioned evidence-based informed intervention.
  • Able to formulate specific care and treatment plans, providing skilled and specialist interventions and care to young people with complex mental health problems. Completing detailed written assessments in a timely manner.
  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality care to young people and their families.
  • The use and management of clients electronic records.
  • Managing busy or complex workloads as part of a team.

Person Specification

Essential Critera


  • Professional Qualification
  • Has a professional registration or significant CAMHS experience
  • Experience of mental health in hospital and community settings
  • Experience in formulating care and treatment plans

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

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove

Grove Road

Chadwell Heath


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