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CAMHS Clinician for Care Experienced Young People

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year PA inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Camden CAMHS Children Looked After and Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers Team is a multi-disciplinary specialist team which is co-located with social workers from the Local Authority Children Looked After and Permanency Teams. The team provides mental health support to young people, their carers and works closely with their professional networks. The service supports the needs of Children Looked After by Camden both within and outside of the borough.

The CAMHS team has extended its offer to Care Experienced Young People up to the age of 24 years in recognition that this is a group which often falls between the gaps in services and often have unsupported complex needs. This is one of two posts dedicated to support this population, the other is a band 6 who will be supported by the band 7 to engage young people in the community.

The Camden CAMHS CLA and UASC team is a lively, supportive and dedicated team. They work hard to ensure that they provide a good service for their patients. The team is also very creative using a number of different interventions and supports to ensure they meet the needs of the young people they work with. They welcome new ideas and suggestions.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a caseload of highly complex service users and will be responsible for working with young people (aged 16 - 24) who are Looked After and/or Care Experienced young people. The post holder will be accountable for a caseload of clients, supported by the CAMHS multi-disciplinary team and will receive regular supervision from a higher banded clinician within the team. They will be expected to work jointly with other members of the team offering specialist CAMHS advice, consultation and training as required.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidenced based care to a group of service users, conscious of their changing healthcare needs and varying levels of complexity, working collaboratively, with other clinicians and stakeholders.

About us

The Community & Integrated Service

Our community and Integrated service line is home to all our services that work in the community or are integrated into community teams such as with the local authority or primary care. The service line is home to our core Community Camden CAMHS as well as adult primary care service in Hackney. The service line is fully multidisciplinary with teams that are staffed with Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Psychotherapy, Nursingand Family Therapy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

Person Specification



  • Degree level as a minimum plus developed specialist and practical knowledge equating to postgraduate degree/ Masters level
  • Registration with HCPC or relevant body as a Clinical Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurse, Psychotherapist, or Systemic Therapist



  • Evidence of clinical experience of working with young people with complex needs and/or experience of working with Children Looked After or Care Experienced Young People. A clear track record of managing complexity and risk whilst maintaining high standards of service delivery.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the changing NHS and Social Care environment and the challenges they face
  • Experience of working at all levels of the system with internal and external stakeholders
  • Expertise of managing and treating the client group
  • Some experience of offering clinical supervision
  • Some experience of working in an outreach setting
  • Experience of providing training to others



  • High level of skill and knowledge in safeguarding and risk management
  • Personal duty of care in relation to equipment or resources
  • Basic keyboard skills for updating client records
  • Ability to manage own clinical case load
  • Ability to provide training and consultation to partnership agencies



  • Willingness to contribute to strategic and business planning
  • Skills for assessing and communicating complex client conditions and applying appropriate clinical treatments
  • Understanding of the needs and complexities of care experienced young people.



  • Demonstrate equality, diversity and inclusion awareness and application of EDI issues
  • Proactive, positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet Services needs



  • Ability to travel
  • Keyboard / IMT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Camden Local Authority Offices

5 Pancras Square



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