Highly Specialist CAMHS Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£55,903 to £61,996 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

View more

Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
City & Hackney CAMHS - Highly Specialist CAMHS Practitioner Band 8A

(open to Nursing, Clinical/Educational/Counselling Psychology, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy)

4 days p/w (0.8 wte) - Permanent
  • Are you a qualified Highly Specialist CAMHS Practitioner (open to applications from Nursing, Clinical/Educational/Counselling Psychology, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy) who is passionate about using your knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of young people in the City of London & Hackney?
  • Do you have experience of delivering evidence based assessment and intervention, and want to use your skills within an established specialist CAMHS team within a socially, culturally and economically diverse inner London borough?
  • Are you keen to support team members to develop, through supervision and line management, to best support children, young people and their families?
  • Are you looking to work in creative ways with families and multi-agency systems to engage young people and communities who may traditionally be less well served by services?
  • Do you have strong engagement skills and are interested in working in an outreach to create whole system change to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people?

If so, we would be delighted for you to join us in a role shared between the Behaviour Support and Outreach Team in City and Hackney CAMHS!

Main duties of the job

As part of the Behaviour Support and Outreach pathway, you will work collaboratively with children, young people and their families who present with multiple and complex needs relating to conduct/oppositional behaviours alongside co-existing difficulties, such as emotionally based school avoidance, mood disorders, attachment and trauma, and neurodevelopmental conditions.

You will join a warm and experienced, multi-disciplinary team of clinicians - working together with Clinical Psychologists, Systemic Psychotherapists, Nurses, Educational Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Child Psychotherapists and CBT therapists. You will offer line management and supervision within the pathway to support the development of your colleagues and to support the safe and effective running of the pathway

Our team provide a variety of comprehensive specialist assessments and evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including individual approaches (e.g. CBT, DBT, EMDR, IPT-A, VIG and psychotherapy), systemic and family work (e.g. Family Therapy clinics, ABFT, parenting and narrative approaches), and group work (e.g. Non Violent Resistance and our outreach Boxing group). As part of the wider Hackney CAMHS Alliance, we also work closely with our partner agencies (including statutory and voluntary organisations) to provide specialist advice, consultation and multi-agency responses.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

It would also be highly desirable for applicants to possess strong engagement skills, the ability to work creatively in relation to behaviour that challenges, manage risk and work effectively with complex multi-agency networks.

To support you, a high standard of clinical supervision will be provided by an experienced clinician from your professional discipline. We will support you to develop specialist assessment and intervention skills and pursue specific areas of interest, including service development projects where appropriate. You will have opportunities for reflective practice, training, continuous professional development and well-being support.

We welcome applicants who enjoy working effectively as part of a team, have competencies in working with families from diverse cultures and ethnicities, and have a commitment to delivering high quality, evidence based practice. Applicants who have experience and appreciation of some of the richness and complexities of working inter-culturally are welcomed.

As part of our commitment to addressing social inequalities in health, we especially welcome candidates from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and residents of City of London / London Borough of Hackney as we are seeking to ensure our staffing has greater diversity and better represents local communities. As valued members of our services, we have a number of systems within the Trust to support you, including staff peer networks.

Please see attached JD and PS.

For further details and informal visits contact: Dr Rebecca Mason, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Team Lead (rebecca.mason4@nhs.net), Behaviour Support and Outreach Pathway, 0203 222 5600

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Qualification in appropriate mental health profession such as Nursing, Clinical/Educational/Counselling Psychology, Child Psychotherapy, Family Therapy.
  • Registration with relevant UK governing body
  • Relevant supervision training
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the relevant professional registration body
  • Qualifications/ training in specialist skills e.g. systemic therapies, neuropsychology
  • Formal management or leadership training Qualifications/ training in specialist skills e.g. systemic therapies, neuropsychology, CBT, Evidence based parent training programs, group work
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience in relevant profession
  • Substantial experience in delivering specialist level mental health interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Substantial experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of complex mental health needs, including behaviour that challenges
  • Substantial experience of working with complex networks
  • Substantial experience of care planning
  • Substantial experience of offering consultation to multi agency colleagues, for example schools
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Substantial experience of working in a culturally diverse Inner city area
  • Substantial experience in crisis work
  • Substantial experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Experience of group work
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Evidence of highly specialist clinical skills and knowledge in CAMHS
  • Highly specialist skills in applying theory to work with individuals, couples, families, groups and organisations
  • Highly specialist skills in providing consultations in the multi-agency context
  • Able to manage own time and caseload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work effectively across organisational boundaries, liaising effectively with other agencies and professionals
  • Computer skills, including Excel
  • Skilled in emergency and crisis assessments
  • Evidence of ability to lead, support and influence others
Knowledge Essential
  • Masters or Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology consistent with and relevant to CAMHS practice
  • Knowledge of and skill in using a wide variety of CAMH theories and interventions and the ability to use these appropriately in relation to client need and work setting
  • Sufficient knowledge of other modalities to engage appropriately with colleagues and their work with clients
  • A high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and policies in the field of CAMHS
  • Specific knowledge of pertinent issues for CAMHS and education
  • Knowledge of specific inner city issues which impact of care delivery
  • Knowledge of The Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and associated legislation
  • Knowledge of the Children's Act and other appropriate legislation
  • A working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines
  • Knowledge of standard setting and audit implementation
  • Knowledge of development in inter agency partnership

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert