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North Camden CAMHS-Senior Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum including HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Full Time
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You will join the Camden CAMHS Wellbeing Team, which is an early intervention service that provides evidence based group and individual interventions with children, young people and families with mildto moderate mental health difficulties. Your role will include consultation, assessment, therapy, supervision as well as service development, evaluation and training. The Wellbeing Team is part of the Camden CAMHS Service which delivers high quality care to the local population of 0-18 years old.

All Wellbeing clinician/supervisors have the opportunity to carry their own caseload and be involved in or lead on service development projects such as groups, workshops and service user participation.Your career professional development will be taken seriously with robust supervisory support and training available.

Main duties of the job

This exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified mental health practitioner with an EMHP, CWP or CYP IAPT CBT post graduate qualification. You will join our expanding Wellbeing Team providing an emotional wellbeing pathway within community CAMHS. The role will involve:
  • Assessment of mild to moderate CWP cases for children, young people and families
  • Providing individual and group CWP interventions with mild to moderate mental health and behavioural difficulties.
  • Care Coordination and Multi-agency working
  • Supporting the CWP Service Lead in service developments in our newly established emotional wellbeing pathway
  • Clinical intake work including screening, information gathering and advice and signposting
  • Mentoring and supporting less experienced staff and trainees

About us

The CWP Team provides guided self-help interventions to children, young people and families with mild to moderate mental health and behavioural difficulties within Camden CAMHS. Both Community CAMHS teams support Camden's young people (0-18) emotional wellbeing needs with evidence-based therapeutic interventions, from assessment to treatment. These multi-disciplinary teams are staffed by experienced CAMHS Clinicians including: psychologists, child psychotherapists, child and adolescent psychiatrists, nurses and family therapists.

There may be future opportunities for extension of this contract.

Job description Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree level as a minimum plus some specialist and practical knowledge equating to postgraduate diploma level
  • Post graduate CYP IAPT qualifications in CBT including CWP, EMHP, CYP IAPT CBT and significant post qualification experience.
Experience Essential
  • Some clinical experience of assessing mental health and wellbeing needs of clients
  • Experience of delivering CBT interventions to CYP.
  • Some background understanding of the changing NHS and Social Care environment and the challenges they face
  • Some knowledge of legislation national and local policies relevant to Service and client group
  • Participate in clinical supervision and contribute to practical training of other service staff
  • Some experience of involvement in project work e.g. quality improvement
  • Experience of supervising or mentoring practitioners

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