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CYP CBT Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Are you interested in a career as a CBT Practitioner? Would you like to be involved in developing an innovative new service delivering support directly to the school environment?

In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the Newham Mental Health Support Team (Wellbeing In Newham Schools Team) is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for confident CAMHS professionals with experience delivering CBT based interventions who are keen to develop their skills in providing evidence based interventions to children and young people both within schools and in CAMHS clinic setting. You will have a demonstrable track record of providing collaborative and supportive interventions with children, young people, families, and parents/carers. You will have professional registration within your chosen profession, for example Nursing, Social work, Occupational Therapy Psychology, or alternative therapies, CWP or EMHP with practical experience post-qualification. The community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness and complexity of this multicultural context.

We offer an exciting and dynamic environment where your ideas and career development will be valued. You will be supported directly by senior colleagues and we will develop the service together.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the applicants CYP mental health expertise the post holder will be expected to contribute to CPD of the trainee education mental health practitioners (EMHPs), supervision of junior staff, contribution to community development such as communities of practice and attendance at education forums such as SENCO and designated safeguarding leads forums. The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal and audit. We will empower the applicant to apply their skillset and special interest areas in the early intervention space to support pupils and families.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • CAMHS Specialist/ Educational Psychologist /Occupational Therapist / Clinical Nurse Specialist (Mental Health) / Social Worker/ Creative therapist (Art or Drama)/ Senior CWP or EMHP/ CYP IAPT recruit to train candidates
  • Appropriate level of qualification for your profession e.g. PG Diploma, BSc, Masters
  • Registration with your appropriate body where applicable (e.g. UKCP, NMC, HCP, BCAP etc.)
  • Evidence of continuous and relevant professional training and development (CPD), as appropriate with qualification period
  • Qualification in CBT/ Counselling / psychotherapy / behaviour modification / social skills or group therapy



  • Experience delivering CBT based low intensity, short term interventions for low mood and anxiety
  • Experience in working with children and young people with mild to moderate emotional and behavioural needs.
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS, education or community organisation with a focus on social emotional and mental health needs
  • Experience of working with a wide range of social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs.
  • Experience of working with families, school and other partner organisation to support young people who may be displaying behaviours that challenge.
  • Experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary context

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of early intervention skills and knowledge in children, young people and family mental health
  • Ability to deliver evidence based intervention for CYP, parents/carers
  • Experience of delivering group interventions and psychoeducation in person and virtually.
  • Able to manage own time and Caseload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Presentation/teaching skills
  • Experience of therapy modalities suited to children, young people and their families

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham CAMHS

York House, 411 Barking Road


E13 8AL

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