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CAMHS Practitioner - Luton School's Liaison Team

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024
In line with the governments priority to increase access and availability of mental health and well-beingsupport for children and young people, an exciting opportunity for a CAMHS Practitioner has arose todeliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across botheducational settings and healthcare sectors in Luton.

This provides an opportunity to embed your skill set in the schools and early intervention setting. Weexpect to attract applicants from diverse professional backgrounds that can deliver evidence-basedintervention for pupils aged 5-19, their parents, carers and families. Applicants will also support schools'staff to look after their own well-being, increase their knowledge and skills around mental health andcontribute to the development of a whole school's approach.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for developing and disseminating packages of care. The care may includea variety of evidenced based interventions and work with parents and teaching staff on an individual andin a group setting. The post holder works collaboratively with young people and their familiesincorporating the use of outcome measures within their work. They offer specialist support, consultationand training to staff within the service and other agencies where appropriate. The post holder provides assessment and therapeutic interventions at Tier 2 level.

The Luton Schools Liaison Team sit at the getting advice/getting help aspect of the Thrive model andare supported by specialist CAMHS. The post holder is responsible for supporting the development of the teams and embedding its services within educational settings. The post holder will hold a caseloadand undertakes the role of lead professional for children/young people with mild to moderate mentalhealth problems in educational settings. They work as an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Thisinvolves the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the care for the child or youngperson.

Candidates will play a key role as members of the Luton CAMHS Schools Liaison Team (CSLT)), who will have the responsibility for delivering schools overarching approach to providing mental health and well-being support for children and young people.

About us

Our clinics are readily accessible from North London or Milton Keynes and Northampton (Bedford). ELFT offers attractive recruitment packages and we are committed to offering our staff the opportunity to develop their skills.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full information from the Job Description and Personal Specification please refer to the attached document.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • oQualification in appropriate mental health profession such as Nursing, Child Psychotherapies Counselling, Art Psychotherapy, Social Work, Family Therapy (two years with diploma), Occupational Therapy, or Experienced EMHP/CWPs
  • oRegistration with relevant UK governing body.


  • oParenting qualification and parenting supervision qualification.



  • oExperience of working with a wide range of mental health problems
  • oExperience of care planning
  • oExperience of working in a multi-disciplinary way


  • oPrevious experience of working in CAMHS
  • oExperience of working in a culturally diverse inner city area



  • oEvidence of well-developed clinical skills relevant to CAMHS
  • oSpecialist clinical skills within in specific therapeutic modalities
  • oAble to manage own time and caseload
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills
  • oAble to work effectively across organisational boundaries
  • oKeyboard/computer skills


  • oSkilled in emergency and crisis assessments
  • oTeaching skills, both in clinical setting and education centres



  • oA high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • oAwareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS
  • oSpecific knowledge of pertinent issues for CAMHS
  • oA knowledge of CAMHS issues including assessment and interventions
  • oKnowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and associated legislation
  • oKnowledge of specific inner city issues which impact of care delivery
  • oKnowledge of the Children's Act and other appropriate legislation
  • oA working knowledge of safe guarding Guidelines


  • oKnowledge of development in inter agency partnership Interview



  • oTo offer supervision to junior staff
  • oCommitment to equal opportunities
  • oSelf-motivated, assertive and flexible
  • oProven qualities in sustaining the mental, emotional and physical demands of specialized therapeutic work with disturbed and distressed children, adolescents and their families'/carer networks.
  • oCar driver essential
  • oFreedom to act:


  • oPhysical effort: Confined sitting position(therapy) travelling within community keyboard skills
  • oMental effort: writing reports planning training concentrating for therapy sessions /clinical supervision
  • oEmotional effort: Dealing with families in breakdown experiencing trauma and abuse occasional patient complaints
  • oWorking conditions: Occasional abusive behaviour unpredictable clinical scenarios

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Charter House

Alma Street



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