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CAMHS 8a Clinical Psychologist/Family Therapist/Psychotherapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Basildon, Essex
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
Essex SET CAMHShas an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to step into an established role within a diverse and experienced team.This recruitment drive comes following a recently completed consultation and redesign process, moving this well-established team to the I-Thrive model of delivery. We are excited to be delivering a new therapeutic model informed by collaborative formulations which offer the opportunity for both targeted and longer-term interventions.

Working as the Senior Practitioner in the SET CAMHS in Basildon & Brentwood you would have a high standard of knowledge and experience of working with young people in CAMHS services who are experiencing a range of mental health presentations.We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about helping young people and their families and values multi-disciplinary working in their practice.

Main duties of the job

We are a friendly and innovative team covering the Basildon & Brentwood area of Essex.

The role of senior practitioner is to support the development and implementation of a range of groups and 1-1 therapies within the Thrive Model and as indicated by the SET CAMHS and NICE guidance. You would ideally have experience of supervising and managing others, although support and training can be given for this to the right candidate. You would also have a keen interest in developing innovative strategies to support young people and their families.

Children and young people who are referred to CAMHS have a range of presentations which would include: early presentation of psychosis, self-harm and suicidal ideation, other trauma related emotional difficulties, low mood, anxiety, obsessional compulsive disorders and other mild to moderate mental health difficulties. For those with additional neurodevelopmental needs, interventions for their co-morbid mental health issues are provided within the neurodevelopmental pathway.

As well as holding your own case load, the pathway lead supports their clinical team to deliver therapeutic interventions and continues pathway development through supervision, teaching, and mentoring. Knowledge and experience of delivering interventions within child mental health is essential.

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

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

As an inclusive and supportive team applications are welcomed by professionals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, including mental health nurses, counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, art psychotherapists, drama therapists, occupational therapist and other suitably qualified professional staff that meet the person specification and who are currently registered with an appropriate professional body.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a post-graduate trainingin psychological practice (e.g. psychologist, or family therapist)



  • To be eligible for registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, ACP, AFT, NMC)



  • Extensive experience of working with difficult, disturbedor challenging children/youngpeople requiringskilledand complex interventions



  • Extensive experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people in crisis with complex mental health problems



  • Knowledge of research methodology and outcome research methodology and outcome research desig and ability to critically interpret research findings.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Great Oaks Clinic (SET CAMHS)

Great Oaks

Basildon, Essex

SS14 1EH

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