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Specialist CAMHS Practitioner - Maternity Cover

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
This post is part of a successful, well-established, specialist service in Tower Hamlets CAMHS for young people and their families. It is a community-based post, located within the innovative Tower Hamlets CAMHS Front-Door-Service. As part of this team, the post holder will serve as a first point of contact for families and young people - essentially offering initial assessment and brief interventions.

The post holder will also be working in the Emotional and Behavioural team (EB2) in Tower Hamlets CAMHS, offering evidence-based treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional and behavioural problems.

Main duties of the job

The post also offers great opportunities to develop skills in working with young people with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASD and ADHD - and potentially with cases in our Bipolar and Psychosis team.

The post holder will be expected to directly contribute to the positive working environment within the Front-Door, EB2 and wider CAMHS service. They will join regular multi-disciplinary team meetings and assist with managing patient self-referrals and offering evidence based interventions. The post holder will require a high degree of professional autonomy and self-management, and will be required to account for their professional practice through appraisal and audit.

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

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

For further information about this role, please contact Lloyd Hamilton, Senior Family Therapist.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/Training


  • Appropriate professional qualification in mental health, children services. (Social worker, Registered MH nurse, Psychotherapist/Arts Therapist, Clinical or Counselling Psychologist)
  • Professional registration with appropriate governing body (e.g. HCPC, BABCP, UKCP etc.)


  • Evidence of completed additional relevant education, courses and training programs in therapeutic modalities on individual or group level such as DBT, CBT, creative therapies etc.



  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS/Mental Health
  • Experience of managing and supervising junior staff
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children who present with high risk behaviors
  • Experience of consultation and teaching


  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse inner city area
  • Experience of providing psycho- education for professionals
  • Experience of service development, QI, audit or other methods

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of well developed clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS/AMH including mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to assess, hypothesize and prescribe interventions
  • Proven ability to work with children and young people in distress or through psychiatric emergency
  • Proficient IT user



  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Self motivated, assertive & flexible
  • Proven qualities in sustaining the mental, emotional & physical demands of specialized therapeutic work with disturbed & distressed children, adolescents & their families/carers networks
  • Experience of working sensitively with distressing material that may have serious implications to young people and their families
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-agency team
  • The ability to maintain and represent a CAMHS identity within a multi- agency setting, including managing the dynamics of an isolated health post in that context
  • Ability to deliver CAMHS/MH training within a multi-agency professional settingTeaching, appraising and supervision skills
  • Able to manage own time and caseload, prioritizing assessments and treatment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to lead support and influence others
  • Able to work effectively across organizational boundaries



  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Self-motivated, assertive and flexible
  • Proven qualities in sustaining the mental, emotional and physical demands of specialized therapeutic work with disturbed and distressed children, adolescents and their families/carer networks

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Tower Hamlets CAMHS

18 Greatorex Street


E1 5NF

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