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CAMHS Practitioner (YOS)

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Haringey Youth Offending Service:

Do you have the ambition and drive to join the team in taking Haringey Youth Offending Service forward, providing effective interventions that produce positive outcomes for young people, families, and communities? We are seeking someone with a track record of performing to a high standard in preventing offending and reoffending.

We are seeking a highly motivated and suitably experienced CAMHS Practitioner interested in working with children and adolescents presenting with a range of complex mental health needs. Working across both Haringey CAMHS Generic Team and Haringey Youth Offending Service, the successful applicant will have an aptitude and strong interest in Youth Justice, engaging collaboratively and creatively alongside colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team and wider service. You will contribute to clinical supervision and training, in line with your experience and job plan.

Main duties of the job

  • Assume clinical responsibility for own case list and case management of children, adolescents and families who are determined to be at low/medium/high risk.
  • To provide specialist assessments of clients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including mental health assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client's care.
  • Make a clinical formulation from a standard CAMHS assessment, including risk assessment, on which to recommend a treatment intervention offer.
  • To work autonomously and participate in the delivery and development of patient centred, evidence-based care as appropriate, using a range of advanced skills and knowledge for patients with both diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions.
  • To evaluate and make decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group.
  • Assess safeguarding issues and refer concerns to Child Protection teams.

About us

Haringey Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS):

Haringey CAMHS is a lively and creative service with a skilled and committed staff group working in a culturally diverse borough . The population in Haringey is also socio-economically diverse, with areas of relative affluence and deprivation in the borough.

Haringey is one of three borough-based CAMHS services in Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health (BEH) Trust and a CYP-IAPT site. The service is currently in the process of rethinking the way mental health and emotional wellbeing need is responded to locally, in line with the principles of the I Thrive model. This is an exciting time to join the service, as we further develop our clinical offer and care pathways to meet referred need. We are keen to recruit a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist with energy and commitment to contribute to these developments.

You will be offered regular clinical supervision from Haringey CAMHS. You will join the regular MDT team meetings and there are opportunities to participate in Trust wide discipline forums and CPD. The Trust will support flexible working hours where appropriate.

We would particularly interested in candidates with Family Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy qualifications.

We are also open to consider this post as a job-share.

For an informal discussion about this post Please contact Chipo Sambani, Team Manager on 0208 702 3400 or

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • First degree in a field relevant to mental health care and professional registration.
  • Demonstrable experience in working in CAMHS services for at least 5 years post qualification.
  • Experiencing of working in partnership with other agencies. Understanding of and ability to manage
  • Experience of working in a youth justice Setting
  • Case management skills
  • Managing risk and complex situations
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to remain professional and courteous when under pressure
  • Working within an MDT effectively
  • Ability to work with young people where the diagnosis is unclear and there may be differing views throughout the network on this
  • Experienced in delivering group work

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