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CAMHS Specialist Practitioner

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
We invite applications with a professional registration to join our thriving CAMHS in Bromley, to work in our new integrated SPA with Bromley Y. We have a positive approach to flexible working and would also invite applications from candidates who may wish to work part-time.

This post is situated across Bromley CAMHS and Bromley Y working in our integrated single point of access team. This will involve screening all referrals for young people aged 0-18y in Bromley who are experiencing emotional / mental health difficulties. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, screening and assessing risk to ensure that families and young people are directed to the most appropriate service in a timely manner. We strive to maintain positive interagency relationships so consultation and training to our colleagues in partner agencies is often available alongside the varied direct clinical work.

We value and encourage your continuing professional development and will support you with experienced supervision and other learning opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Bromley integrated Single Point of Access (SPA), will be delivered in partnership with Bromley Y, a local Third Sector organisation. The integrated SPA manages all referrals for children and young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties in Bromley. The post holder will hold a key role as a senior member of the team. There will be supervision of junior colleagues, as well as providing consultation to multi-disciplinary colleagues and possibilities for service development work.

The post holder will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the CAMHS SPA Team. This includes ensuring high quality, safe and responsive interventions are provided to children, young people, parents/carers and professionals, who are referred to the team and/or SPA.

The post holder will offer triage, assessment, formulation and possibly evidence-based intervention for children and young people (CYP) within Bromley. The successful applicant will have experience with working with children and young people in a mental health settings, training in evidence-based interventions and experience in managing/supervising staff

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work with Bromley Y and other partnership agencies to ensure CYP mental health services are delivered according to local objectives and joint care strategies.
  • To play a key role in formulating and implementing team/service objectives
  • To support team managers with policies and procedures within the team and service wide to ensure safe and consistent service delivery and development.
  • To support junior staff within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment, analysing complex issues and responding to them in a timely and effective manner.
  • To initiate and participate in research and audit projects, in order to inform best practice and evaluation of service delivery.

Please see job description for further information

Person Specification

Interview / application


  • Professional registration
  • Experience of working in CAMHS


  • Management / Leadership experience

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Bromley CAMHS

38 Mason Hill



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