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CAMHS Clinician

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
North Yorkshire and York Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are seeking to recruit a CAMHS Clinician to work in York. These posts require candidates to have a professional registration Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, well-motivated, forward-thinking clinicians to work as part of our team - working with young people and their families with mental health challenges living in the York area.

Main duties of the job

The team is multi-disciplinary and provides specialist assessments, treatment and interventions for young people suffering from moderate to severe complex emotional, behavioural and psychological issues resulting in mental health problems.

Ideally the candidates will already be trained in a governed evidence based therapy such as CBT, DBT, or SFP, or be trained as a Non Medical Prescriber (NMP). Experience of working clinically with children and young people with Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental needs is essential.

However the team is currently in a position to be able to help staff develop the knowledge and experience within CAMHS and offer additional training as appropriate to role.

If you enjoy working within an experienced team who are passionate about supporting with children and young people's mental health, enjoy a challenge and have a flexible approach, then we would like to hear from you. You will work as part of a growing team and will need to be confident in your own clinical decision making skills. You will work with a range of professionals from a variety of different agencies including social care, acute care and a range of community and voluntary sector partners.

About us

The trust is keen to promote learning and development opportunities for the right candidate we are able to offer a number of different developmental / training opportunities

We would welcome contact from any interested candidate to discuss more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role can be demanding but also highly rewarding so you will need to be someone who is motivated, resilient and passionate about working with this client group. an experience CAMHS clinician who is able to manage their own caseload, with an emphasis on doing brief therapy as well as longer term specialist interventions.

Nursing applicants must have a minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment.

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 equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)


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



  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision.


  • Significant experience working with children and young people with mental ill health in a community setting.



  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for children and young people in the designated field.
  • Research and development methodology.
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Orca House

Link Road Court


YO10 3JB

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