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Behaviour Support CAMHS Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Behaviour Support Practitioner to come and work in the socially and ethnically diverse borough of Newham. The successful applicant will have expertise in working with children and young people with learning disability, autism or both, and in behavioural approaches, including Positive Behaviour Support.This post is part of a comprehensive Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, within the East London NHS Foundation Trust. This is a community based post in Newham CAMHS. The post holder will be part of a Monday - Friday, 0900-1700 intensive support service within the Neurodevelopmental Team (NDT).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to conduct specialist behavioural assessments and offer evidenced based clinical interventions to children and young people with autism, learning disability or both, who are at risk of admission to hospital or home placement breakdown.

About us

The post holder would directly contribute to and support a positive working environment with the Multidisciplinary team. This is a community-based post, which also requires a high degree of professional autonomy and self management. The post holder will be supervised by a senior colleague within the team. There is a strong commitment to clinical supervision and professional development within CAMHS and the wider NHS Foundation Trust including many learning and teaching opportunities.Newham CAMHS is a large and vibrant specialist child and adolescent mental health service with a reputation for innovation and flexibility in meeting the complex mental health support needs of Newham's children, young people and families. It is centrally located on one site in Plaistow, Newham, and provides an extensive and growing range of services including multi-disciplinary specialist teams such as the Emotional & Behavioural Teams, Adolescent Mental Health Team, Paediatric Liaison Team, Neurodevelopmental Team, and Mental Health in Schools Team. There is a broad spectrum of disciplines (approximately 50 whole time equivalent clinical staff) and a long tradition of effective multidisciplinary and interagency working. The service undertakes considerable outreach and consultation work and training.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please watch this video to learn more about Newham CAMHS from our service users and families: provisional date for interviews Tuesday 14th NovemberPlease contact Bethanne Willingham on if you would like further information.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Bachelor's Degree followed by PG Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis, or Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual Disabilities, or equivalent PG Diploma.
  • Evidence of continuous and relevant professional training and development (CPD) in keeping with qualification period.
  • Training in behavioural approaches, including Positive Behaviour Support, from a recognised provider.



  • Experience of applied behavioural assessment and intervention with clients with a range of needs of a complex nature.
  • Experience of working with families, school and other partner organisation to support young people who may be displaying behaviours that challenge.
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families in emotional crisis.
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse inner city area.
  • Experience of receiving clinical supervision across a range of relevant client needs.
  • Experience of working with Child Protection issues, serious mental health problems and challenging behaviour.

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham CAMHS

York House, 411 Barking Road


E13 8AL

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