CAMHS Practitioner

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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This is a new permanent role created to help us deliver our plans to transform our CAMHS services as part of the NHS long term plan. We are currently recruiting a Band 6 practitioner ( full time) and are particularly keen to see applicants with Nursing/Occupational Therapy and Social Work qualifications.

The CAMHS generic team provides both generic and specialist mental health treatment for children and their families in Haringey. The team is based at St Ann's Hospital. The team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Art Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Systemic Family Therapists.

Main duties of the job

This role will require working with young people and their families to help with a range of moderate to severe mental health difficulties. It will involve providing brief intervention either individual or group, guided by the formulation provided by the Access assessment team. It may involve longer term work if you are trained to provide an evidence based intervention or if further case management is necessary.

You will be expected to attend both group and individual supervision and contribute to team meetings and service development projects.

There is a duty rota system which you will join, providing telephone support to urgent enquiries and also signposting to appropriate services if necessary.

You will be expected to attend various professional meetings and to represent the service at appropriate panels.

There is an expectation that you coordinate with the wider care network in the borough and that you become familiar with those services and referral pathways

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.

Job description Job responsibilities

The CAMHS generic team provides both generic and specialist mental health treatment for children and their families in Haringey. The team is based at St Anns Hospital. The team consists of Clinical Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, specialist Speech and Language Therapists, an Art Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Systemic Family Therapists. The team work closely with colleagues from childrens social care, schools and colleges, youth offending services, the Child Development Centre, the Royal Free eating disorder service, the Tavistock Lifespan, CAMHS and LAC teams, third sector providers, Open Door, and adult mental health. The team is co-located with other CAMHS teams including CAMHS-LD, Adolescent Outreach (AOT), CAMHS Access, Trailblazer, Choices and HEWS.

The London Borough of Haringey covers Tottenham, Wood Green, Hornsey, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Highgate is situated between the inner-city areas of Hackney and Islington to the south and more suburban areas of Enfield and Barnet to the north and west. The western part of the Trust is relatively affluent, the eastern part being more typical of an inner-city area.

The successful applicant will be joining an extremely supportive, committed and dynamic service working towards implementing the i-Thrive Model. The Trust will support flexible working hours where appropriate.

Person Specification Education Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional qualification ie Degree in Mental Health Nursing or Social work and registration with the governing body.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in a therapeutic treatment modality.
Desirable
  • Evidence of further qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Working with children, young people and their families.
  • At least 1 years in CAMHS/Adolescent service.
Desirable
  • Experience of working in Social Care.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of CAMHS and Child Care legislation.
  • Confident in working independently with adolescents and their families in a community setting.
Desirable
  • Group work skills.
  • Family Therapy and/or psychodynamic training or equivalent.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Friendly
  • Flexible


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