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CAMHS Clinical Team Lead- City & Hackney AMHT and E&B Team Lead

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 a year Including HCAS
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time

A Clinical Team Lead is required for the City & Hackney Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team and co-leading the Emotional and Behavioural Services. The service is based on Homerton Row and John Scott Health Centre. City And Hackney Specialist CAMHS is a long-established service for assessing and treating young people up to the age of 18 years, their families and carers living in the borough and has an excellent reputation. This vacancy has arisen following the previous post holder leaving the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder is be expected to provide clinical leadership to the Adolescent Mental Health Team as well as co-leading the E& B team and contribute to the front door Assessment Clinic.
  • The primary role is to support adolescents experiencing complex and serious mental health problems. The AMHT delivers a robust multidisciplinary team approach offering individual, family and group interventions, which are evidence based and trauma informed.
  • The post is joint with the Emotional & Behavioural team clinical leadership, where the post holder will be required to participate in joint work with, other members of the E& B team in CAMHS and other clinicians from other CAMHS teams.
  • The post is divided as 0.6WTE in AMHT and 0.4WTE in E& BT, exact WTE will depends on candidates contracted hours and needs of both team.
  • The post holder will also be required to provide senior clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, offer consultation to other professionals and agencies and facilitate the development of the team and wider service.
  • The post holder will be required to work with the newly developed Intensive Community Crisis Service works with the AMHT to provide an admission avoidance pathway and stepdown from inpatient admission.
  • The post is a full time post (1WTE) but application will be welcomed from candidates looking to work reduced hours, minimum 0.8WTE.
  • The post holder will be based in C& H CAMHS and John Scott Health Centre.

About us

The local population is very diverse with high levels of deprivation. There are good working relationships with Community CAMHS, Social Care, Education and Third Sector agencies through the C& H CAMHS Alliance. ELFT and HUH CAMHS have recently established a Single Point of Access for CAMHS referrals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please contact Dr Sharon Davies,Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director on if you would like further information.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Degree level study or equivalent / Further post degree qualification
  • Current Registration with appropriate professional body e.g. ACP/ HPC / UKCP / NMC
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Honours degree. Postgraduate Diploma / MA in Psychoanalytical Observational Studies or recognised equivalent. Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Child & Adolescent.
  • or Clinical Psychology Honours degree. Postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent for those trained prior to 1996) as accredited by the BPS.
  • or ? relevant clinical or management field or able to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • or Family & Systemic Psychotherapy Qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession such as Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Nursing or Counselling. Masters or Doctoral level qualification in Systemic Psychotherapy or AFT agreed equivalent
  • or Nursing Registered Mental Health Nurse (Part 3/8/13 or 15 of the NMC Register) ENB 998 or equivalent Educated to master degree level in CAMHS related area
  • Relevant specialist training or qualifications
  • Leadership / management training



  • Ability to manage the multiple demands of a senior role
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Ability to contain and work with organisational stress and to hold the stress of others



  • Experience of providing senior clinical leadership
  • Experience of supervising and line managing in a multidisciplinary / multiagency context
  • Experience of contributing to service developments
  • Experience of representing the service a multi-agency strategic planning level groups
  • Experience of partnership working with other agencies
  • Experience of multiagency consultation and organising and delivering training and presentations
  • Experience of performance managing staff within HR processes
  • Significant post-qualification experience including substantial multidisciplinary experience of working with children, adolescents, families and groups

Knowledge & Skills


  • Advanced knowledge within own clinical discipline and sufficient knowledge of other disciplines / modalities to provide overall psychological therapies leadership
  • Broad theoretical knowledge base in the analysis of highly complex facts or situations to arrive at appropriate formulations
  • Knowledge of clinical risk management systems and processes
  • Knowledge of specialised assessments for violence risk e.g.: SAVRY
  • Knowledge of differential risk factors for development of emotional and behavioural disorders including environmental, family, peer and neurodevelopmental factors
  • Up to date knowledge of NICE and other best practice guidelines
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for the CAMHS client group
  • Knowledge, understanding and clinical experience with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and families with a high level of deprivation, social exclusion and marginalisation
  • Knowledge of current developments within CAMHS, in particular CYP IAPT

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


East London NHS Foundation Trust

Children & Young People's Centre 15 Homerton Row London


E9 6ED

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