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Recruit to Train CAMHS IPT-A Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 Nov 2023
This is an exciting opportunity to join Community CAMHS working as an Trainee Interpersonal Therapy with Adolescents (IPT-A) Practitioner.

This post provides the opportunity to complete the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) training in IPT-A that is being run in collaboration with Manchester University.

Applicants will be predominantly qualified members of the main mental health professions (Mental Health Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists in Mental Health, Accredited Counsellors). Please consult the following link for a list of all health, mental health and social care professions currently accepted by BABCP as a recognised core profession, which will be accepted as entry criteria: Core Professions (

Applicants without one of these recognised core professions but with experience of working in a mental health service delivering therapy will be considered for eligibility via the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) framework based on that developed by the BABCP. The KSA requirements for this training programme will be sent out to applicants. An example of KSA requirements can be found on the BABCP websiteKnowledge Skills and Attitudes (

Successful candidates will have some existing knowledge and experience of delivering therapy to young people with mental health difficulties. Experience of at least 2 years clinical work with children and young people is essential.

Main duties of the job

There are two posts available and these will be based within one of the community teams: Community CAMHS South (Hopewood), Community CAMHS West (Lindsay Close) and Community CAMHS North (Newark). You will be able to express a preference for location at interview.

Applicants need to be able to start the Post Graduate training programme academic dates in January 2023 and commit to attendance.

You will work in the service for the remaining days of the week using your newly developed skills to ensure you gain the necessary clinical practice hours to fulfil the academic programme.

Due to COVID-19 it is likely that some of the training will be delivered remotely, and therefore you must have access to appropriate IT equipment to engage in online learning.

  • Students cannot be accepted onto any training programme if they are currently undertaking studies elsewhere or registered with another university.

Please do not contact the service directly with questions related to the training programme, for further course details please visit:

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Recruit To Train CAMHS IPT-A Practitioner you will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team offering assessment and evidence-based interventions to children and young people with common mental health disorders. Alongside this you will be studying at Manchester University working towards accreditation in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents, an evidence based and NICE recommended treatment for child and adolescent depression. The programme is part of the national Children and Young People - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) project and has gained validation by IPT-UK. It is a part-time multi-disciplinary programme (one day a week teaching and one and a half days spent in clinical practice and supervision) across three 10-week terms, commencing in January 2023.

You will be working as an IPT-A practitioner within one of the CAMHS community teams for the duration of the one year course and would split your time between training and carrying out clinical work.

The successful applicants will work within CAMHS as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high-quality, outcome informed, focused and evidence-based interventions for children and young people in accordance with the competency framework for their therapeutic modality.

Please note in this instance the course is not optional there will be a joint interview process including Manchester University to appoint to this role. The roles are dependent on meeting all course requirements.

You will receive weekly supervision in the workplace and with the university.

All applicants will need to be available to start the training in January 2023.

Applicants must be willing to travel to Manchester University.

Applicants must be willing to travel. A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification



  • Ability to identify training needs and prepare and deliver training packages for tier 1 (universal) practitioners
  • Ability to offer individual and group therapeutic interventions


  • Providing clinical supervision and mentorship to junior staff



  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and documents pertaining to children (eg Children's Act, Mental Health Act, NSF, Every Child Matters, Future In Mind)
  • Knowledge and experience of provision of a holistic emotional/mental health assessment.
  • Knowledge and experience of the provision of different models of therapy and interventions
  • Ability to manage a defined caseload and organise own work schedule
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with Trust policies and procedure
  • Ability to be an autonomous practitioner whilst being able to work as an integral part of a multi agency locality team
  • Be committed to anti discriminatory/ anti oppressive practice and equal opportunity


  • Knowledge and application of behaviour programmes and support for parents of children with emotional health problems
  • Ability to use electronic data recording systems



  • Proven post qualification experience
  • Experience of Multi agency work
  • Experience of teaching groups of professionals and parents
  • Skills and experience of working with children, young people and families around a range of emotional/mental health, behavioural and additional health or developmental needs.


  • Evidence of the ability to use and provide clinical supervision
  • Community experience



  • Relevant Professional qualification eg RMN. RN, HV, OT, clinical psychology, Social Worker at degree level or higher teaching qualification
  • Registration with relevant professional body


  • Educated to Degree level
  • Qualification in therapeutic approaches with children and families eg CBT systemic, solution focused, play therapy

Contractual Requirements


  • To work flexibly with regards to location and hours
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Physical requirements


  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Community CAMHS

Foster Drive



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