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CAMHS Clinician

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

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Are you looking for a new challenge with the opportunity to expand and develop your skills? Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with their mental health? If so, we at Darlington CAMHS want to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, professional, and compassionate Band 6 CAMHS Clinician to join our community team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join our specialist multi-disciplinary team whose aim is to provide holistic, recovery promoting, person-centred care to children and young people who are experiencing a range of mental health conditions. We also work alongside children and young people who have been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental conditions and who need subsequent mental health support.

We work closely with families/carers, schools, and other professional disciplines to ensure a comprehensive and valuable experience is had by all involved. We pride ourselves on being leaders in delivering high quality compassionate care whilst protecting and promoting staff wellbeing and development.

About us

The successful post holder will be expected to match the ethos of the Darlington team and commit to ongoing personal and service development. In return we will offer a friendly, secure, and professional experience, and invest in your development as a healthcare professional.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys are committed to co-creating safe and personalised care that improves the lives of people by involving them as equal partners. The most important way we will get there is by living our values, all of the time.

Our values are respect, compassion, and responsibility.

We listen, we are inclusive, and we work in partnership.

We are kind, we are supportive, and we recognise and celebrate achievement.

We are honest, we are always learning, and we are ambitious.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Nursing applicants should already hold NMC registration and have successfully completed their preceptorship programme. Please note: Newly qualified Nurses or those due to qualify will be recruited via a separate process.

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


The Mulberry Centre

Hollyhurst Road



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