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CYPMHS Nurse/OT/Social Worker/BACP CBT Multi-Disciplinary

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We need experienced Band 6 clinicians to work in our clinic based in Highlands House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. You will need to have experience working within Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service, however consideration will be given to candidates who have worked within other mental health environments. This may include Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Art Therapists.

Main duties of the job

As a key part of our Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service, the post holder will undertake CAMHS assessments of children and young people up to age 18 with formulation and diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment within a spectrum of mental health presentations. You will have a caseload, offering evidence based interventions to children and adolescents with complex mental heath needs and their families .

You will have the ability to deliver a range of evidence based clinical interventions for children and young people and will be supported to train in other treatment modalities . Close working relationships with members of the team and partnership agencies e.g. Social Services, Education and others is essential.

You must demonstrate an interest in multi-agency and multi-disciplinary work and be familiar with evidence-based practice in childrens' mental health. There are excellent opportunities for CPD, in service teaching and supervision within the team and the Trust.

You must be able to work independently and have good clinical / therapeutic and case management skills to engage this group of young people.

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 focussing 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).

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached JD for further information

NELFT have 7 locality teams based across Kent incorporating a range of town and rural communities, each with their own demographic needs.

We have a variety of posts available across the 7 teams, and the availability to travel is essential as we promote working with children in a range of settings, which may include their homes, schools and wider community settings.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for some job roles, and this will be identified through filtering questions at the start of any job application on the Trac recruitment system.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Registration


  • Relevant UK professional registration
  • Successful completion of a graduate training (e.g. nursing, social work, occupational therapy) or equivalent substantial CAMHS clinical experience



  • Experience of working with difficult, disturbed or challenging children/young people requiring skilled and complex interventions
  • Experience of working therapeutically with parents/carers/families of children and young people with complex mental health problems



  • Relevant knowledge of evidence based interventions for CYP

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Highlands House

calverley park gardens

Tunbridge Wells


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