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CAMHS Practitioner

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
Essex SET CAMHS has an opportunity for 2 qualified professionals to step into an established role within a diverse and experienced team.

The Mid Essex CAMHS team has a base in Chelmsford and covers the surrounding areas including Braintree, Maldon, Southminster and Halstead. The successful applicants would be based in Chelmsford but expected to cover our satellite clinics in Braintree, Halstead and Maldon.

The CAMHS Practitioner role supports the development and implementation of a range of interventions within the Thrive Model as indicated by SET CAMHS and NICE guidance e.g CBT, DBT, trauma informed.

The successful applicants will demonstrate thorough assessment skills including care planning and risk assessments. You will be able to provide a variety of one to one and group treatments and include the use of outcome measures and goal setting to track progress. Experience of working within multi-agency frameworks would be advantageous. This post would suit clinicians with good experience in working with young people who present with complexity and significant levels of distress, and can work with the wider systems including education, social care and family/carers.

Main duties of the job

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

About us

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Skilled in assessment, formulation, management and delivery of therapy to people experiencing mental health difficulties in the community and hospital settings.
  • Experienced in assessing and managing clinical risk, drawing on dynamic case formulation skills and working collaboratively with service users to agree their treatment and safety plans.
  • Possess a current Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapist, Counselling, Psychotherapy or equivalent professional qualification and be skilled and experienced in the delivery of evidence-based approaches to therapy (including DBT/CBT/Systemic & Creative therapies).
  • Having knowledge, understanding and experience of working with the legal frameworks which relate to the care and treatment of children and young people, with particular reference to Children Act 1989, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007.
  • The candidate will possess the ability to work independently as well as being a collaborative and supportive member of the Multidisciplinary Team and have an understanding and appreciation of the networks that surround young people in a modern age, especially in relation to mental health and mental health crisis.
  • Are flexible in practice and approach and able to carry out high quality Assessments and Risk Assessments and deliver talking therapy and aforementioned evidence-based informed intervention.
  • Able to formulate specific care and treatment plans, providing skilled and specialist interventions and care to young people with complex mental health problems. Completing detailed written assessments in a timely manner.
  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality care to young people and their families.
  • The use and management of clients' electronic records.
  • Managing busy or complex workloads as part of a team.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of a graduate course. e.g Nursing, social work
  • Professional experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • Ability and knowledge of managing risk presentations in young people's mental health
  • Working with young people in an NHS/medical setting or other similar environments

Essential Critera


  • Professional Qualification
  • Has a professional registration or significant CAMHS experience
  • Experience of mental health in hospital and community settings
  • Experience in formulating care and treatment plans



  • Successful completion of a graduate course e.g. Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy.
  • Professional knowledge and experience of working with children and young people


  • Experience of working with young people who present with neuro diversity
  • Experience of working in an NHS or health setting with children and young people



  • Experience of managing mental health risk presentations in children and young people


  • Can demonstrate application and skill in providing therapeutic interventions to children and young people

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Stapleford House

103 Stapleford Close Chelmsford CM2 0QX



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