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CAMHS Practitioner - Lambeth CAMHS Neurodevelopmental Pathway

Employer
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lambeth
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum plus HCAs
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Neurodevelopmental Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Practitioner, who has an interest in working with children and adolescents who present with a range of complex mental health difficulties.The Lambeth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is a specialist multi-disciplinary CYP-IAPT Tier 3 mental health team. The post-holder will undertake CAMHS assessments of children and young people up to age 18 with a formulation and diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will have a therapeutic caseload, offering therapy children and adolescents with complex needs. You will also be working at times with their families. You will have the ability to deliver a range of interventions for children and young people. Close working relationships with members of the team and partnership agencies e.g. Social Services, Education and others is essential. You must demonstrate an interest in multi-agency and multi-disciplinary work and be familiar with evidence-based practice. There are excellent opportunities for CPD, in service teaching and supervision within the team and the trust. Applicants must be able to work independently and have good clinical/therapeutic and case management skills. Lambeth is an inner city, ethnically diverse community. Applicants will need a good understanding of diversity issues.

About us

Benefits:

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefit from keyworker housing which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants


Job description

Job responsibilities

All applicants will require a professional training and relevant CAMHS experience in combination with professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) , General Social care council (GSCC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) or The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Relevant professional training will include: First level nursing qualification/registration RMN or RSCN or HV with related CAMHS experience or:

First level qualification in Occupational therapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Social work, or equivalent with related CAMHS experience.

Qualification as a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) with relevant CAMHS experience.

First level qualification in art, play, drama or music therapy (leading to a registered qualification with one of the above statutory bodies) with related experience in the psychological aspects of caring for children and adolescent with mental health problems/needs.

A good working knowledge of the following: Mental health disorders in children and adolescents.

Theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and the general evidence base for treatment in child and adolescent mental health.

Key legislation relevant to CAMHS setting: The Children Act 1989, 2004 and The Mental Health Act 1983, Human Rights Act 1998 and Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Experience and ability to function as a practitioner in child and adolescent mental health

Experience of working as a case manager in child and adolescent mental health sector

Evidence of good practice in child and adolescent mental health assessments, assessments of behaviour and performance, family functioning

Ability to take on new concepts/forward thinking.

Good written and verbal presentation skills. Basic IT and data entry skills.

Proven ability to be reflective in therapeutic practice and adapt practice from this reflection.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • First level nursing qualification/registration RMN or RSCN or HV with related CAMHS or First level qualification in Occupational therapy, Clinical or Counselling Psychology, Social work, or equivalent with related CAMHS experience.
  • oQualification as a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) with relevant CAMHS experience.
  • oFirst level qualification in art, play, drama, music therapy or psychotherapy (leading to a registered qualification with one of the above statutory bodies) with related experience in the psychological aspects of caring for children and adolescent with mental health problems/needs.


Desirable

  • Doctorate or MSc level qualification associated with child and adolescent mental health e.g. clinical psychology, family therapy, child psychotherapy
  • Post registration clinical professional development. CYP-IAPT post graduate training
  • Post registration training relevant to ASD or Learning Disabilities


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of providing interventions in group, individual and family work, multidisciplinary work with young people, or able to demonstrate clear transferable skills with to this age group.
  • Sufficient post-graduation experience in working within a mental health setting.
  • Assessed supervised clinical experience working with children and adolescents with mental health problems
  • Working in collaboration with supervisor, service user, carers and MDT in assessing needs, planning and implementing care
  • Taking responsibility for care delivery in a specific area and maintaining a safe therapeutic environment


Desirable

  • Experience of working within an IAPT service
  • Experience of working as a case manager in child and adolescent mental health sector
  • Evidence of good practice in child and adolescent mental health assessments, assessments of behaviour and performance, family functioning
  • Working with families in a multi-racial urban environment
  • Working with clients who have ASD or LD


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work therapeutically with the client group, using a range of therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to be 'reflective' in therapeutic practice and adapt practice from this reflection
  • Demonstrate an ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills


Desirable

  • Skill in using a specific therapy in practice


Knowledge

Essential

  • A good working knowledge of Mental health disorders in children and adolescents
  • A good working knowldege of key legislation relevant to CAMHS setting
  • Assessment of risk and management of risk factors
  • The principles underlying confidentiality and information sharing
  • The principles of clinical governance and practice


Desirable

  • Relevant research and its application to assessment, treatment and case management of CAMH disorders
  • Research informed and evidence based methods of assessment, treatment and case management


Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Address

William Geoffrey House

35 Black Prince Road

Lambeth

SE11 6JJ

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334-CLI-6263267

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