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CAMHS Triage Practitioner

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate qualified health professional (e.g. nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, creative therapist, with clinical child and adolescent mental health experience to join our Triage team in a full time role.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Main duties of the job

Barking and Dagenham CAMHS is for anybody aged 0-18 and living in Barking and Dagenham. Any young person experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health problems, (or any parent, guardian, professional or teacher of a child who is experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties), may access our service.

We are creating a modern service that fits with children's lives in a way that best suits them. This is an on-going process of change and development and therefore provides a great opportunity for workers to take an active part in shaping new service developments, building new service models and thinking creatively about how we can build our service to meet the needs of CYP in the best way.

For this post we are looking for a suitably qualified and highly motivated mental health professional to work within Barking and Dagenham CAMHS The successful applicant with be part of a busy integrated CAMHS service. The post holder will be responsible for operating within multidisciplinary team, providing clinical triage assessment and brief intervention to children and young people with emotional wellbeing needs (both routine and urgent risk) who access CAMHS.

About us

Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a registered mental health nurse or AHP. They will be responsible for undertaking assessments and brief intervention within CAMHS triage .The role will encompass the provision of effective clinical supervision to of more junior staff members ensuring effective assessment and triage of children and young people who may require a mental healthinterventions.The post holder will support their peers and Triage lead and be an effective team memberworking under direction of the triage lead and where appropriate working on their own initiative and supporting the delivery of the triage function within CAMHS. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals and agencies.

We are seeking individuals with a range of assessment skills and significant clinical experience of using evidence-based interventions with children, young people, and their carers as well as experience of working with professionals from other agencies. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a high degree of autonomous working. The role will require both telephone triage as well and face to face assessment, and therefore the candidate will have significant experience of working in an initial assessment / Triage service.

You will hold NMC registration as an RMN, or equivalent HCPC / professional registration and will need to evidence the ability to work to high standards, showing good time management and be able to prioritise your work effectively.

Person Specification



  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • RMN or AHP professional qualification
  • Registration with a professional body


  • Additional Training in mental health such as CYIAPT training



  • Experience of working with children and young people with Mental Health difficulties
  • Experience working within a Triage Model or an Assessment Team
  • Experience working with complex cases
  • Experience with case management including assessment, risk management and care planning


  • Experience working within a CAMHS service
  • Experience of supervising more junior staff



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, clinical governance priorities
  • Extensive knowledge of Mental health conditions and there assessment and treatment


  • Knowledge of the Ithrive model



  • Advanced clinical skills within the community setting and ability to work autonomously
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Additional therapeutic skills such as CBT.

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Child and Family Centre

49 Axe Street


IG11 7LZ

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