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CAMHS Operational Pathway Lead LD

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 Per Annum inc HCA
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative CAMHS Operational Lead to come and work in the socially and ethnically diverse borough of Newham. The successful applicant will have significant 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 open to applicants from Psychology, Nursing and Social Work.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 Pathway (ISP) within the Neurodevelopmental Team (NDT). 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.

Main duties of the job

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.

About us

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.

Please watch this video to learn more about Newham CAMHS from our service users and families:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please contact Bethanne Willingham on if you would like further information.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • Qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession including:
  • Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist / Clinical Nurse Specialist (Mental Health or LD) / Social Worker
  • Appropriate level of qualification for your profession e.g. BSc, Masters or Doctorate
  • Registration with your appropriate body (e.g. UKCP, NMC, HCP etc.)
  • Evidence of continuous and relevant professional training and development (CPD) in keeping with qualification period.
  • Positive Behaviour Support training with recognised provider.
  • Qualifications/ training in specialist skills e.g. systemic therapies, neuropsychology



  • Substantial experience at Band 8a in delivering specialist mental health assessment and treatment interventions in CAMHS for children and young people, and their families, with autism, learning disability or both, and significant and complex behavioural or mental health problems
  • Substantial experience at Band 8a of delivering behavioural interventions, such as Positive Behaviour Support
  • Substantial experience of working in a multidisciplinary and multi-agency context and with complex networks
  • Substantial experience of working with a wide variety of patient/client groups across the whole life course presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity including a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly emotive and distressing problems, verbal abuse and the threat of physical abuse
  • Substantial experience of working with children and young people in an emotionally demanding environment

Knowledge and Skills


  • Masters or Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology consistent with and relevant to CAMHS practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as required by professional guidelines
  • Knowledge of and skill in using a wide variety of CAMH theories and interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need and work setting
  • Knowledge of Neurodevelopmental conditions and skill in using suitable interventions with this client group.
  • Sufficient knowledge of other modalities to engage appropriately with colleagues and their work with clients

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Newham CAMHS

York House, 411 Barking Road


E13 8AL

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