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CAMHS Nurse/Practitioner, Adolescent Treatment Team

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Adolescent Treatment Team is a Multi-disciplinary Tier3 CAMHS Service that works with adolescents who present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties (including Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Severe Depression, Anxiety, Complex Trauma and Emotional Instability including self harm and suicidal behaviour). The team is composed of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologists, CAMHS Nurses including an Early Intervention in Psychosis Practitioner and Care Co-ordinators, and Family Therapists. Often the team are working with young people and family systems in the community where the young person may have complex needs including moderate to high levels of risk and / or safeguarding issues. The team offers intensive psychiatric and psychological support in an assertive model to support young people in the community, often to avoid or step down from hospital admission. We work closely alongside wider tier 3 CAMHS teams, specialist tier 4 services and inpatient settings as required. The team work in collaboration with complex networks around the child including social care, education, residential services and other healthcare providers. Many of the young people we work with have LAC experience and or / underlying complex neurodevelopmental conditions.

Main duties of the job

The role involves providing care coordination and therapeutic skills to a multi disciplinary team who provide mental health services for vulnerable, complex and high risk young people in Lewisham. The appointee will hold a caseload of young people with severe and enduring mental health issues such as psychosis and those with emotional regulation needs. The team run a highly successful Physical Health Clinic and the appointee will be expected to support this service.

The role also involves duty work, assessment of potential complex mental health presentations and liaison with a variety of outside agencies. There will be co-working and consultation.

About us

About the location:

The LYPS Team is based at 78 Lewisham Park, London, SE13 6QJ. This is one of the three outpatient clinics for Lewisham CAMHS. There is some free parking on a first come first served basis and very good public transport link with buses and trains. There is a local park and plenty of places to buy and eat lunch.

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefit fromkeyworker housing which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through Health Service Discounts website.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

About the role:

The role is to provide
  • Assessment, stabilisation and direct interventions with a range of young people with first episode psychosis and/or other serious mental health problems, often presenting with high risk
  • Care coordination of cases where the intervention may be undertaken by the post holder or by a colleague
  • Engaging in individual and group interventions
  • Contributing to the thinking of the ATT multi-disciplinary team meeting
  • Supporting the Physical Health Clinic with the support of other nursing staff in the team.
  • Supporting the team in staff training.

  • Person Specification

    Qualification and Registration


    • All applicants will require a professional training and relevant CAMHS experience in combination with professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) , Health & Care Professional's Council (HPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), or British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
    • First level qualification/registration RMN or RSCN or HV , Occupational therapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Social work, Family Therapist or art, play, drama, music therapy or psychotherapy with related CAMHS experience


    • Further post qualifying training and education in working with children and adolescents with mental health problems
    • ENB 998 or mentorship and or equivalent experience and training (Nursing only)



    • oAssessed supervised clinical experience working with children and adolescents with mental health problems/needs or clear evidence of transferable skills.
    • oWorking in collaboration with supervisor, service user, carers and MDT in assessing needs, planning and implementing care.
    • oexperience of the following: initial assessments, group, individual and family work, multi-disciplinary work, clinical governance and audit or clear evidence of transferable skills



    • oMental health disorders in children and adolescents
    • oThe Children Act 1989, 2004 and The Mental Health Act 1983, Human Rights Act 1998 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • oAssessment of risk and management of risk factors.
    • oIT and data entry skills to enter clinical information into databases.
    • oGood written and verbal presentation skills



    • Skills in providing physical health care to support mental health needs.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


    Lewisham CAMHS

    78 Lewisham park


    SE13 6QJ

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