CAMHS SPA Clinician

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per Annum Inc. Outer London HCAS
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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JOIN US FOR A VERY WARM*£2,500* WELCOME INCENTIVE plus up to£6500 Relocation package available(eligibility required)

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our enhanced salary package for CAMHS qualified nursing and clinical roles.

We are committed to ongoing growth and to the transformation of our CAMHS services. To support these developments, we are recruiting qualified RMN's and Practitioners to expand our service provision.

To add to the investment, that we are making to support the career development of our staff, we are also offering a premia payment- a welcome incentive of £2,500 (*conditions apply).

*Bands 5, 6, 7 and 8a in qualified nursing and clinical roles. First paymentof £1250 will be paid 6 months after preceptorship or after 6-month probationary period and the second paymentof £1250 will be paid at 18 months BEH service.

Main duties of the job

  • Coordinate the day to day running of the SPA team, including screening new referrals and allocating these to the access clinicians.
  • Complete telephone triages/screening for young people who are referred to our service, making contact with families, allied professionals and the young person themselves.
  • Complete over the telephone risk assessment and management plans.
  • Complete brief assessments and interventions for young people referred to Barnet CAMHS.
  • Manage and maintain clear waiting lists for the clinical teams that sit within Barnet CAMHS.
  • Manage and maintain a clear duty rota for Barnet CAMHS.
  • Work alongside admin colleagues to ensure a smooth and timely response/screening for all new referrals into Barnet CAMHS.

About us

At Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Community and Mental Health Trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

By coming to work at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust you will be joining 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.

Job description Job responsibilities

The purpose of the Single Point of Access (SPA) is to assess children and young people being referred to Barnet CAMHS to ascertain the most appropriate service to meet their needs. The post requires significant clinical and organisational skills. You will adhere to the goals of No wrong Front Door and support the operations of the Access Team who seek to identify the right service for a young person at the right time.

You will be responsible for coordinating the intake of referrals into Barnet CAMHS, carrying out telephone triages, face to face assessments and brief interventions with children aged 0-18 years and their families. The post of access clinicians will also contribute to the management of waiting lists and the duty call rota.

The SPA Clinician will work with front line administrators and senior colleagues to identify presenting needs, manage risk and support young people and parents whilst they wait for therapy. This will involve liaising with young people, parents, carers and professionals at the point of their referral as well as when issues arise during the wait for treatment. We have developed a system of screening/triage delivered by therapists to help identify treatment needs and assess risk. The post-holder will play a crucial role in coordinating this as well as undertaking clinical assessments and some brief interventions themselves. The post-holder will be well supported in this role by senior colleagues particularly in risk assessment and management.

Person Specification Person Specification Essential
  • Professional qualification including: System Psychotherapist, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Live professional registration with relevant professional body i.e. NMC, HCPC
  • Minimum of one year experience of working with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
  • Experience of assessing risk and creating risk management plans with children and adolescents.
  • Experience of direct - time limited clinical work within a CAMHS setting
  • Qualification in core therapy training, i.e CBT, DBT, MBT...

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