CAMHS Clinician in Training - RtT Parent Training

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Shooters Hill
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Oxleas CAMHS has an exciting opportunity to join the service in Greenwich as a Recruit to Train Trainee, part of the Health Education England (HEE) funded Recruit to Train Programme in partnership with the Anna Freud Centre, University College London, and Kings College London. The post-holder will be training on the Children & Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Course in the modality of Parent Training and carrying out clinical work in the service to complement their studies and use their newly developed skills.

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic mental health practitioners to work and train within our service. The training post will equip the post-holder to provide cognitive behavioural interventions for children and young people using an evidence-based approach. The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

This is a training position and so all candidates will need to apply for both the trainee role with our organisation and the KCL Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy at the same time, in order to be shortlisted for interview. Please complete your University Application at the same time as the job application using the KCL Application Guidance supplied.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS clinician in training, candidates will work within one of the multidisciplinary CAMHS teams carrying out evidence-based assessment and intervention in conjunction with their training, in addition to care coordination and contributing to service delivery within the team as required. This is a permanent post with this training year funded by HEE. After successful completion of the course you will continue your employment within the service using the new skills you have developed.

This role will be best suited for applicants that are able to balance a busy work and study schedule. You will be an employee at the service but also enrolled on a Postgraduate Diploma course. As this is a Postgraduate level training, you will be required to study and perform at academic level. Applicants must be prepared to work towards their studies outside of protected study time (such as on weekends and after work). Protected study time or teaching days are typically two days a week during term (with possibility of extra university days at the beginning) and will be a mixture of in person and online sessions. Applicants must be willing to travel into London to attend their lectures.

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 Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Greenwich CAMHS is a large community mental health service for children and young people 0-18 presenting with a broad range of mental health difficulties. Across 5 specialist pathways, multidisciplinary teams deliver evidence-based interventions and support to children, young people and their families working closely with education, social care and other partner agencies. Greenwich CAMHS also provides mental health advice, support and intervention within local schools, including a Mental Health in Schools Team and clinical in-reach to services across childrens social care aimed at prevention and early identification of emotional well-being difficulties. Greenwich CAMHS has embedded the principles of CYP-IAPT within its service provision. The service sits within culturally diverse Greenwich and offers a rich and stimulating environment from where to work. There is a supportive management structure and regular clinical supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development.

Oxleas Trust has consistently achieved high ratings in quality assessments, patient and staff surveys with a culture of supporting staff whilst providing excellent services within a robust clinical governance framework. There is a programme of work underway Building a Fairer Oxleas committed to making changes within the organisations that have a positive impact for all staff, but in particular BAME staff, disabled staff and LGBT+ staff.

As these are training positions, please be aware that this is a dual application process where you must be employed in a Recruit to Train funded job to also receive a place on the course, and vice-versa. If you are ineligible for the University Course, we will be unable to be offer the role. If you withdraw from an employment offer but you have accepted a university offer, you will be unable to join the course. You must apply to the course at the same time as this job.

Please note in this instance the training course is not optional the roles are dependent on meeting all course requirements. Applicants for this training at KCL will need to be available to start by the 15th of January 2024 at the latest (with the course starting on the 22nd January 2024).

If you apply to this job, you are giving permission that information relevant to establishing eligibility can be shared between the HEI and the Service. No irrelevant information will be disclosed or discussed.

Person Specification



  • To have undertaken a recognised Qualification in one of the core mental health professions e.g. psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, social work
  • Current Professional Registration


  • Minimum second-class Bachelor's Degree from a UK University or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject



  • Two years professional experience working in mental health services
  • Experience of working with safeguarding issues
  • Experience of multi agency working and liaising across internal & external agencies


  • Experience of working with child behaviour problems using parenting approaches
  • Experience of working with children with behavioural problems and families their families



  • Experience of working within a multicultural framework
  • Has clearly applied for this specific post - understands it is a training role in parenting modality
  • Demonstrates specific interest in CAMHS
  • Experience of CYP-IAPT

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Highpoint House

Shooters Hill

SE18 3RG

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