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CAMHS Eating Disorder Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

The Durham and Darlington CAMHS Specialist Eating Disorder Service are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward-thinking CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) Practitioner to join their diverse and friendly team.

The post holder will provide eating disorder services and treatment to young people and their families across the Durham and Darlington areas and play a crucial link role in supporting paediatric admissions and discharges.

The eating disorder team includes clinical psychologists, nurses, associate practitioners, dietitians and psychiatrists. Therefore, the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide evidence-based assessment and treatment-based interventions as part of the clinical eating disorder pathways, and offer input to individuals, their families and carers in a clinic setting. The candidate will also provide supervision, and mentorship to students and junior staff working within the team. The post holder will support the team with service development using the Trust's quality improvement methods.

We are looking to appoint an individual with a range of transferrable skills, who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about working with this client group. In exchange the successful candidate will be well supported within a friendly and supportive team, with continuing opportunities for their ongoing professional development.

The Specialist Eating Disorders team, are in the process of developing our intensive treatment service who provide care for the young people who require more intensive support or at risk of admission to inpatient services, such as meal coaching, physical health monitoring and risk assessment. The successful candidates would be given an opportunity to contribute to the development of and work within this service. The team now operates a 7-day service 08:00am - 18:00pm. We are based across two bases North End House in Durham and The Acley Centre in Newton Aycliffe.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign off mentor (or equivelant) or must be achieved within agreed time scale
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent


  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc
  • Recognised training in facilitation of parenting groups
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • CAMHS Degree
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession



  • Provide effective clincial supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team



  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Providing clinical supervision


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting
  • Mentoring students on practice placement experiences

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


North End House

North End



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