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SET CAMHS Senior Practitioner-Mid Essex

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro rata, Per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We welcome applications from mental health nurses, psychologists, socialworkers, psychotherapists, family therapists, and other qualified professional staff for the role of senior practitioner within SET CAMHS mid-Essex.

Mid-Essex SET CAMHS are looking to recruit a qualified professional from nursing, social work, psychology, family therapy or psychotherapy to join a busy community CAMHS team based in Chelmsford, Essex (covering Maldon/Braintree and Halstead). SET CAMHS works to the iThrive model, with this role sitting within the Getting More Help and System Support sections. We are seeking candidates with experience ofmanaging risk and managing a caseload of more complex presentations. The successful candidate will also have experience of supervising and supporting colleagues at band 6.The band 7 role sits within the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) to take a lead on urgent and high-risk assessments, to support the team in formulating risk plans and to be able to provide a range of NICE recommended and evidence based treatments.The role will support the senior leadership team in monitoring quality ofinterventions and processes through effective supervision.

Main duties of the job

  • To complete assessments of children and young people's mental health with their families and carers.
  • To complete risk and safety plans, care planning including CPA processes post discharge from Inpatient care.
  • To provide evidence based treatments individually and/or via groups for a range of presentations to include CBT/DBT, trauma informed practice, EMDR, reflective therapies.
  • To provide treatment and interventions for children and young people with additional neurodevelopmental needs and co-morbid mental health issues.
  • To provide supervision to band 6 staff

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

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).

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application

We welcome newly qualified, or applications from about to be qualified, Psychologists as well as those with previous experience who are passionate and motivated to work with young people and families. We pride ourselves on working within a strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team with opportunities for learning, development, and progression.

Professional registrations accepted:

RCN, BABCP, HCPC, Social Work England, UKCP.

Locality Teams in CAMHSThe aim of our new CAMHS is to respond earlier to children and young peoples needs in order to help prevent, reduce or delay the need for more specialist interventions. This transformation of children and young peoples mental health services has a clinical focus, integrated with local authorities to deliver a long term collaborative approach to planning and delivering services.The service is driven by the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) evidence based interventions, routine measurement of outcomes, access to high quality training and supervision for professionals and co-production with children and young people

This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary excluding HCAS and is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

Person Specification



  • Qualificantion in a Core profession (Social Worker, Mental Health Nursing, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology)
  • To have registration as a full member of the appropriate professional body (e.g. HCPC, NMC, UKCP, BABCP)
  • Experience in a relevant NHS setting or similar with Young people with mental health presentations.


  • 2- 3 years post qualifying experience
  • Must be able to travel across the Mid Essex area.



  • Experience of working with complex and high risk mental health presentations in children and young people.
  • Experience of providing evidence based mental health interventions to children and young people including neurodiversity.
  • Experience of supervising staff providing mental health treatments to children and young people


  • Experience of providing specialist individual interventions with a wide variety of children and young people, from 3 to 19 years old- presenting problems at the most severe end of the spectrum
  • Experience of managing teams



  • Multi-Agency working experience
  • Assessment, formulation risk management and safety planning
  • Evidenced based treatments e.g DBT, CBT, Trauma informed.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation. (Childrens Act, Mental Health Act, mental capacity)

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Stapleford House

103 Stapleford Close



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