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Behaviour and Conduct Pathway Lead (CYPMHS/CAMHS)

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Come and work for NELFT'sChildren andYoung People's Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) in Thanet and be part of one of the UK's most innovative healthcare Trusts. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate qualified health professional (e.g. nurse, social worker, occupational therapist BACP Accredited CBT Therapist) to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team. Driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) the service provides the latest in evidence based NICE compliant psychological interventions to children, young people and their families experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

Main duties of the job

You will be a highly motivated and innovative individual with clinical experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

About us

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 focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will: -
  • Be responsible for managing the referrals within the Behaviour and Conduct Pathway and you will undertake mental health assessments and routinely measure clinical outcomes and deliver evidence-based clinical interventions in line with the CY-IAPT programme within MYPWS
  • Promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community through clinical interventions in the care pathway
  • Undertake initial school based and community based assessments and deliver a range of early interventions to children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties where appropriate
  • Assess and develop plans of care to meet the complex needs of patients with a variety of conditions.

There is one Childrens Single Point of Access (SPA), a Neurodevelopmental & Learning Disabilities Service, All age eating disorder service and a Crisis Team that work across Kent and Medway.

What difficulties can be referred to the service?

Mood and anxiety disorders

Behavioural and conduct disorders

Emerging personality and attachment disorders

Psychotic disorders

Deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation

Substance misuse with co-existing mental health needs (dual diagnosis)

Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) - with co-occurring mental health needs

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - with co-occurring mental health needs

Neurodevelopmental disorders

All referrals to the service are assessed using a care pathways approach, developed in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance criteria (NICE) and based on a best practice model of treatment.

The aim of ourservice is to respond earlier to children and young peoples needs in order to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for more specialist interventions. This transformation of children and young peoples mental health services has a clinical focus, integrated with local authorities to deliver a long term collaborative approach to planning and delivering services.

CYPMHS focuses on emotional wellbeing as well as mental health and includes access to self-help tools and services based in schools and the community. The CAMHS Tier II and Tier III service no longer exist, replaced with an integrated CYPMHS. Training and support is available to other professionals and agencies. We are creating a modern service that fits with childrens lives in a way that best suits them. Key new features include a Childrens Single Point of Access (SPA) into the service, clear early signposting, and use of digital channels such as Big White Wall to access support and services. The locality team have care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led, with care pathway leads operationally managing all YPWS practitioners working in that care pathway. With the support of the team manager, care pathway leads are responsible for assessment, treatment and systematic outcome measurement in that care pathway.

Care pathway leads and practitioners ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to all children and young people who need it. This means establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with wider social, health and voluntary services. If working in our CYPMHS team in South Kent Coast is for you and you are excited by a modern approach then we would very much like to hear from you.

Person Specification



  • Core professional registration
  • Post grad dveleopment and training in CYPMHS



  • 3 plus years experience in working with CYPMHS
  • Theraputic work undertaken with complex cases
  • Experience of working with difficult, disturbed or challenging children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
  • Experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people with complex mental health problems

Skills / Knowledge


  • Evidence of groups work or ability to run groups

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


Orchard House

17 Church Street


CT10 2TT

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