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CAMHS Practitioner

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024
An opportunity has arisen to join our 'CQC outstanding' CAMHS service. We are looking for Band 5 Nurses, Social Workers or OTs who want to develop a career within CAMHS. Through robust supervision and training opportunities we will aim to develop your knowledge, skills and experience within a CYP- IAPT Service.

The newly developed Core CAMHS team works with young people with a range of mental health needs, providing intervention and review both individually and via a therapeutic group programme. The post holders will be supported to develop knowledge and skills in working systemically with children and families within our experienced multi disciplinary teams.

The Core CAMHS team is based in Derby City, offering satellite clinics across our bases.

Core CAMHS works in partnership with the CAMHS leadership team, Medical Consultants and Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the service, to ensure the highest level of clinical practice. You will be required to ensure that the best evidence-based care is given to children, young people and their families, within the resources available to the service.

Main duties of the job

CAMHS is part of the CYP-IAPT initiative and the post holder will use Routine Outcome Measures to influence and evaluate all interventions offered.

You will receive clinical and managerial supervision, and have opportunity to work with the CAMHS improving access to psychological therapies development framework. The Trust will provide an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified staff. CAMHS has a full time Training and Development Lead who leads a robust induction programme, ongoing CPD and is able to work with individuals to support specific needs and career development.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

- To undertake specialist consultation and intervention within agreed pathways of Tier 2 and 3 CAMHS who meet service criteria with support of specialist supervision.

- To offer a range of evidence-informed interventions appropriateto the needs of children and young people, including: individual, family and group work.

- To interpret, formulate and implement care plans for formal psychological treatment and management of a range of complex mental health problems, based upon an appropriate conceptual framework, and employing methods based upon evidence of proven efficacy and using an integration of theoretical frameworks to formulate practice with the support of the wider team.

- Ensure the complex mental health needs of children and young people are assessed with relevance to providing clinical assessment of developmental impacts, providing reports for CAMHS and the General Practitioner, as necessary, to ensure complex mental health needs are identified and interventions planned, in conjunction with relevant professionals and the service-user and their family with support of the wider team.

- To refer to other specialists as appropriate.

- To be available for assessments or other clinical work where circumstances deemed this to be the priority i.e. available for action in the event of an emergency.

- To participate in centralised duty, health hubs and internal competency framework as required.

- To engage in supervision and ensure that it is recorded in line with DHCFT policy and procedure.

Person Specification



  • Core Profession


  • Experience of working with young people



  • Experience of working with risk and mental health conditions

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Temple House

Mill Hill Lane


DE23 6SU

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