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CAMHS Practitioner

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
5 Dec 2023
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Enhanced Support Team. We are a small multidisciplinary team who work closely together to provide enhanced support to some of our most vulnerable young people. We specialise in reducing and managing a young persons risk by building resilience in them and their families and supporting them to access services. We offer extended assessment and formulation to those young people where there are additional complexities and risks or experienced inpatient care.

As a team we work alongside clinicians from other areas of the CAMHS service, including the Therapies and Crisis Teams.

We are looking for NMC, HCPC or SWE registered clinicians with the right attitude, skills and experience in managing risk who have an enthusiasm for working with children and young people and share our passion to deliver the best quality care experience. Full and part time vacancies available.

Main duties of the job

You will work with children and young people and families who present with high risk or with complex needs. You will work directly and indirectly with C& YP using a therapeutic informed approach to provide enhanced support and you will liaise with other services to support the needs of the C& YP.

As a member of the team, you would hold an individual caseload, but would be supported by our Multi-Disciplinary Team that consists of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, and Social Workers and admin.

You would participate in supportive twice weekly scheduled group supervision where we take a team approach to formulation and risk management to ensure we keep young people safe, promotes a recovery-based model.

In addition, you would support the wider CAMHS team by undertaking the duty role on a shared rota.

We invite you to call the Clinical Team manager for an informal chat and to discuss this role.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
  • 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
  • A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
  • Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
  • Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
  • Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous practitioner. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1. Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles

1.2. Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.

1.3. Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments

1.4. Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records

1.5. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment

1.6. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard

1.7. Prioritises their own workload, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.8. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

1.9. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.

1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role

2. Leadership

2.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff

2.2. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management teams and other key individuals across the organisation.

2.3. Manages team and resources on a day-to-day basis in an unpredictable environment that require solutions to complex problems where there are many interacting factors

2.4. Demonstrates the ability to delegate, organise and prioritise workload to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager and making judgements in complex situations

2.5. Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement

2.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations

2.7. Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address

2.8. Ensures that all objectives, for self and those directly responsible for, are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.

2.9. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.

Person Specification

Skills and Attributes


  • Specialist assessment, planning and evaluation skills
  • Detailed theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to service area and profession
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care, ethics and innovation
  • Demonstrates awareness of limits


  • Experience in research and/or clinical audit



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
  • Post Graduate qualification in specialist field
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration
  • Must be willing to participate in any relevant training identified to develop skills required to carry out duties


  • Supporting Learning in Practice (SLIP) or equivalent
  • Leadership and management training ILM 3 or equivalent



  • Experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area as part of a wider multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in supervising and delegating to other members of staff


  • Working in community or primary care based teams

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Parkside Community Health Centre

311 Dewsbury Road


LS11 5LQ

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