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Community Mental Health Practitioner - CAMHS

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum including Outer London Allowance
Closing date
26 May 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CAMHS Community Mental Health Practitioner to join the Enfield CAMHS - Generic and Neurodevelopmental (NDS) Team.

The Generic/NDS Team provides a comprehensive range of assessment and therapeutic interventions. The team further, provides consultation to professionals, as well as assessment and treatment for Neurodevelopmental conditions.

The post holder will be joining a supportive multi-disciplinary team, using formulation and drawing on different clinical approaches in line with theTHRIVEFramework.

We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds who are enthusiastic, highly motivated and resourceful individuals and keen to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide assessments and deliver interventions for a broad range of mental health conditions meeting specialist CAMHS criteria, including around management of risk and safeguarding. The role is mainly clinic-based and will focus on the delivery of timely, high quality interventions. This position provides opportunities to work with and develop links with health and social care as part of the THRIVE Framework to delivery of care for young people. The role will appeal to a skilled CAMHS practitioners with an appropriate registration who enjoys specialist work in a dynamic CAMHS service.

Regular clinical supervision will be provided, exploring development opportunities for the post holder. We will support individuals to develop specialist skills and pursue specific areas of interest or service development projects where appropriate. We also hold regular CPD and service development days across the whole service.

About us

Working in BEHMHT, you will have access to a range of staff benefits, including personal support, such as: Childcare Scheme Discounts - High Street and Online Employee Assistance Programme Occupational Health and other health and wellbeing services Financial Wellbeing Fast Track to Physiotherapy Flexible Working and Salary Sacrifice Schemes. We are also committed to Continuous Staff Development (CPD) through regular supervision and appraisal.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a psychological therapist working with child & families. They will provide both direct and indirect care working with colleagues within the multidisciplinary team. They will provide consultation with other clinicians, offering assessments and interventions where indicated. They will have enhanced knowledge / expertise of treatment for children and adolescents with mental illness / disorders.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Registrations


  • Registered Health or Social Care Professional, i.e. Nurses / Social Workers / Allied Health Professionals
  • Training in therapeutic intervention
  • Risk assessment training within scope of practice.


  • Professional registration related to mental health / child health
  • Recognised therapeutic qualification and accreditation (i.e. Systemic Therapy/ CBT/ PBS / Behavioural Therapy)

Skills/ Abilities


  • Skills in risk assessment & management in relation to mental health and risky behaviour
  • Skills in identifying risk in relation to safeguarding to children/young persons
  • Ability to meet agreed/specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time.
  • Demonstrate high standards in written communication, including reports and letters to referrers.
  • Good computer skills, including use of Microsoft applications, such as Word and Outlook
  • Conflict resolution skills.


  • Experience of working within children & young people mental health service
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing: complex highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Experience of participating in multi-agency support for young people across the range of intervention from TAF to Child Protection
  • Knowledge of child protection, Children Act issues and other relevant legislation.
  • At least one-year related post registration / qualification professional experience.
  • Experience of carrying out and reviewing findings from routine outcome monitoring
  • Ability to work under pressure, using personal and emotional resources in dealing with distressing circumstances.


  • Knowledge of and experience of working in mental health, including with children and young people with serious mental health problems.
  • Knowledge of the iTHRIVE framework, to improve services for children and young people's mental health.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary setting and working with different professional disciplines involved in the provision of children and young people's health, education and social care
  • Experience of having worked therapeutically with children and young people, with complex and traumatic early life experiences.

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.
  • Ability to travel throughout the community, preferably with access to personal transport.
  • A high degree of self-awareness and ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • Commitment to the achievement of the highest possible standards of professional practice through co-working, consultations and the provision of advice, guidance and assistance.

Other Requirements


  • Ability to keep calm in urgent and unpredictable situations.
  • Ability to quickly protect and remove self should be faced with verbal +/or physical aggression.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Bay Tree House,

Christchurch Close,



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