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CAMHS Practitioner

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 MHST CAMHS Practitioner - Wave 2 Luton

The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting trailblazer project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community.

There is a specific focus on developing more access to helping and improving the general culture of emotional support within all primary and secondary schools. Working alongside community partners the Mental Health Support Teams will be fully integrated with community CAMHS and educational settings.

You would be joining a comprehensive and dynamic CAMH service, delivering a substantial stepped model of care following the needs-led i-Thrive framework. Your role will help to develop and deliver a wide range of interventions, projects and system change with the aim of whole school and whole community approaches to supporting young people's mental health.

In addition to providing comprehensive consultation, assessment, risk management and interventions for young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties in schools, the post holder will supervise more junior colleagues. There may be an option of supervisor or Senior Well-being Practitioner training (if you are a CWP or EMHP) at Reading University in the future.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a confident CAMHS professional with experience of providing evidence-based interventions. You will be a CYP mental health practitioner (Experienced CWP or EMHP/Occupational Therapist / Registered Mental Health Nurse / Social Worker).

The community served is multi-ethnic and culturally diverse and we welcome applicants who are skilled at working with the richness and complexity of this multicultural context.

The MHST focuses on early interventions, working closely with schools and our partners to improve access to services for children and young people to mental health services. The team will focus on the needs of the community to help reduce health inequalities whilst delivering our whole school and community approach.

We offer an exciting and dynamic environment where your ideas and career development will be valued. You will be supported directly by senior colleagues, and we will develop the service together. You will be supported by regular, separate clinical and management supervision sessions, access to a variety of CPD sessions, and annual performance appraisal. You will also participate in weekly clinical discussions with the team. East London NHS Trust prioritizes staff wellbeing, and we are introducing a range of staff wellbeing initiatives to support thiis.

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

For a more detailed job description and person specification please see attached JD & PS.

For further details / informal visits please see below contact and also:

Marc Van Roosmalen (Clinical Team Lead CAMH Access Services Luton and South Bedfordshire) -

Contact telephone:

01525 638613/14 (clinic number)

Closing Date:

Friday, 27 January 2023 at 8am

Provisional Interview Date: 1 February 2023

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession such: Senior CWP or EMHP, Family Practitioner, Occupational Therapist / Clinical Nurse Specialist (Mental Health) / Social Worker
  • Senior EMHPs/CWPs with advanced post qualification experience. All applicants must be BABCP accredited or eligible to apply for accreditation within 6 months.
  • Appropriate level of qualification for your profession e.g. PG Diploma, BSc, Masters.
  • Evidence of continuous and relevant professional training and development (CPD), as appropriate with qualification period
  • Registration with your appropriate body (e.g. UKCP, BABCP, BACP, NMC, HCPC etc.) once available.
  • Post Grad training or experience to support the needs of different children, young people and their families
  • Mentor/Practice educator qualification
  • Clinical supervision and training
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with CYP across the full age-range (5-18)
  • Experience of working with parents/caregivers
  • Experience of delivering low-intensity interventions for social anxiety
  • Experience of working with CYP with increased complexity (e.g. physical, social care, educational needs), within the remit of low-intensity mild-moderate services and the evidence-base, and adapting interventions accordingly - With and/or under the guidance of appropriately experienced supervisor
  • Experience of engaging and delivering interventions to CYP with protected characteristics
  • Experience of delivering psychoeducation workshops remotely
  • Recognising when core interventions are appropriate for neurodiverse CYP and being able to make necessary adaptations
  • Experience of delivering low-intensity interventions for OCD
  • Experience of trauma-informed practice
  • Experience in identifying when CYP with increased complexity (e.g. physical, social care, educational needs) are beyond a low-intensity or early intervention service remit/competence, and of making appropriate onward referrals in line with local pathways and protocols

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