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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
A very exciting opportunity has arisen to join Bromley CAMHS, Generic team at a time of change. We are initiating a whole service improvement to the patient journey, enabling children and families to access help earlier and enabling staff to have job plans better tailored to their expertise and development.

As a result of significant investment in Bromley CAMHS and to support the Transformation of the service, we have vacancy for a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.

The post holder will offer assessment, formulation and evidence-based intervention for children and young people (CYP) within the Generic pathway. The successful applicant will have experience using evidence-based interventions and experience of working with children and young people in a mental health setting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to utilise specialist therapy skills to deliver both individual and group interventions, adapted flexibly and creatively for CYP with mental needs. The role also involves providing consultation, support and training to colleagues within and external to the service. This post offers great potential for the candidate to pursue specialist interests and develop skills, including opportunities for trainings relevant to the field and to contribute to further development of evidence-based pathways for CYP within Bromley CAMHS.

Bromley CAMHS is transforming its service, with focus on improving services and the collective wellbeing for our Children, Young People, Families and Staff.

Bromley CAMHS is currently in the process of redesigning its Service Model to align with the Thrive framework, a nationally recognised approach, to help us deliver timely, responsive and needs based mental health interventions for the children and young people in Bromley. Bromley is a place where every child and young person can achieve their full potential. We all recognise and value the importance of promoting good mental health and building resilience in children & young people.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic service for children, young people and their families who present with complex mental health difficulties. The post holder will provide assessment, brief, medium and long-term psychotherapy treatment to children and adolescents up to the age of 18 and offer consultation, advice and training (where appropriate) to other professionals involved in the young persons care. The post holder will also provide care coordination to children and young people within the team and contribute to initial assessments and the Duty rota within the service.
  • To provide efficient, effective, comprehensive, and highly specialist child and adolescent psychoanalytical psychotherapy assessment and brief, medium and long-term treatment for children and adolescents with severe, highly complex and persistent mental health problems, their carers/parents and families.
  • To provide highly specialist supervision and consultation for multi-disciplinary staff within Bromley CAMHS and to staff of related agencies (health, education, social care, voluntary sector, and youth criminal justice system.)
  • To undertake clinical audit, research and evaluation and to contribute to the development of child psychotherapy as required.
  • To work autonomously within the overall framework of CAMHS and trust policies and procedures.
  • To provide in depth risk-assessments of young people who are a risk to themselves / and or others and to be able to formulate short-term crisis planning, (which may involve some outreach working), in order to provide support that will enable the young person to engage with on-going treatment at a later stage.
  • To contribute, as required, to the process of care planning for young people referred within the Team and to manage a complex caseload as care coordinator working within a multi-disciplinary team which includes: psychiatry, psychology, child psychotherapy, nursing, family therapy and social work.

Person Specification



  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (doctorate), complete/due to complete
  • Registration with relevant professional body



  • Level of CAMHS experience
  • Adolescent Experience



  • Appropriate CPD/additional trainining

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Stones

38 Mason Hill



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