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Senior CAMHS Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
Senior CAMHS Practitioner - Sandy and Biggleswade MHST

You would be joining a comprehensive and dynamic CAMH service, within our new MHST in Central Bedfordshire, delivering a substantial stepped model of care following the needs-led i-Thrive framework. Your role will help to develop and deliver a wide range of interventions, projects and system changes with the aim of the whole school and whole community approaches to supporting young people's mental health. In addition to providing comprehensive consultation, assessment, risk management and interventions for young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties in schools, the post-holder will also clinically supervise colleagues. There may be an option of supervisor training at Reading University.

We offer an exciting and dynamic environment where your ideas and career development will be valued. You will be supported directly by senior colleagues, and we will develop the service together. You will be supported by regular, separate clinical and management supervision sessions, access to a variety of CPD sessions, and an annual performance appraisal. You will also participate in weekly clinical discussions with the team. East London NHS Trust prioritizes staff wellbeing, and we are introducing a range of staff wellbeing initiatives to support this.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a confident CAMHS professional with a demonstrable track record, within CAMHS, of providing good quality evidence-based interventions and improving service quality. You will be a Mental Health Nurse, Systemic Family Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Art Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist or Occupational Therapist with the requisite professional registration. The community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness and complexity of this multicultural context.

The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting trailblazer project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. There is a specific focus on developing more access to helping and improving the general culture of emotional support within all primary and secondary schools including special educational provisions and PRUs. Working alongside community partners the Mental Health Support Teams will be fully integrated with community CAMHS and educational settings.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

For further information regarding this post, please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this advert.

You will be working with schools around the Sandy and Biggleswade area, and at the moment we are working hard to identify a suitable base for the team.

Person Specification



  • A qualification of Mental Health Nurse, Systemic Family Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Art Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Child Psychotherapist, Occupational Therapist, CBT Therapist & Registration


  • Parenting qualification and parenting supervision qualification.
  • Specific therapeutic modality training and qualification e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT And accreditation with BABCP etc.
  • IAPT supervisors' course



  • Evidence of well-developed clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS
  • Specialist clinical skills within in specific therapeutic modalities
  • Able to manage own time and caseload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to lead, support and influence others
  • Able to work effectively across organisational boundaries
  • Teaching skills, both in clinical setting and education centres
  • Keyboard/computer skills



  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS
  • Experience of working with a wide range of mental health problems commonly seen in CAMHS
  • Experience of care planning
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary way
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a CBT framework to support trainee practitioners.


  • Delivery of parenting programmes - Webster-Stratton, Triple P, NVR etc. Previous experience working with schools in mental health capacity.
  • Supervision of clinicians delivering parenting and manualised CBT interventions
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse inner-city area
  • Experience in crisis work

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Central Bedfordshire CAMHS

67 High St North



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