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Specialist CAMHS Practitioner Front Door Team - NDT or E&B

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year Per annum, Incl. HCAS
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Band 7 - Specialist CAMHS Practitioner Front Door Team - NDT or E&B

We are pleased to announce the recruitment of 1 x WTE 12-month fixed term Band 7 post within our Front Door Team (FDT) and in either the Neurological Developmental Team (NDT) or Emotional & Behavioural Pathway (E&B).

The clinical role will be split 3:7 - FDT 3 session and E&B/NDT 7 Sessions.

We welcome applications from final year trainees who are expecting to qualify this year.

We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced and motivated CAMHS Clinicians with a passion for working with young people within our Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Team (E&B) or our Neurological Developmental Team (NDT) alongside this you will have an essential role working within the Newham CAMHS Intake (Front Door) Team (FDT).

Main duties of the job

You will be part of two busy and dynamic pathways E&B, which provides a CAMHS service for young people with a wide variety of mood, anxiety and difficulties with managing behavioural expectations and the NDT where post holder will be expected to conduct specialist CAMHS assessments for a variety of mental health conditions as well as for children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASC, ADHD, both with or without learning disabilities, offering evidenced based clinical interventions.

This is a busy, interesting, and varied role working with children and their families at the point of referral and within Core CAMHS treatment pathways. As a Psychologist, Family Therapist or Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist you will receive regular professional and clinical supervision for your work.

About us

Newham CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team with a Care Pathway model of service delivery. The team consists of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists, Specialist Mental Health Nurses, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Family Therapists and Administrative staff who are committed to developing innovative and effective ways of working.

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 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is part of the Specialist Services Directorate in the East London NHS Foundation Trust, rated an Outstanding Trust by the Care Quality Commission. There are good links with Education, Children's Social Care and voluntary sector organisations locally.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role will involve working within the FDT, where our new referrals are processed, along with the delivery of triage assessments, workshops and online self-help resources.

You will be working with creative and dedicated staff in both pathways and have the opportunity to work at the very heart of Newham CAMHS as well as being provided with opportunities for community-based working.

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

For contact details please see below.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
  • Qualification in appropriate mental health/social welfare profession including
  • Family & Systemic Psychotherapist / Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist / Occupational Therapist / Clinical Nurse Specialist (Mental Health or LD) / Social Worker
  • Appropriate level of qualification for your profession e.g. BSc, Masters or Doctorate
  • Registration with your appropriate body (e.g. UKCP, NMC, HCP etc.)
  • Evidence of continuous and relevant professional training and development (CPD) in keeping with qualification period.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in working with Neurodevelopmental and comorbid conditions
  • Previous experience of working in CAMHS
  • Experience of working with a wide range of CAMHS problems
  • Experience of working with families, school and other partner organisation to support young people who may be displaying behaviours that challenge.
  • Experience of delivering evidence based Parent groups and specialist groups.
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families in emotional crisis.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of current developments in Neurodevelopmental disorders. Ability to develop and maintain specialist knowledge of clinical aspects of child and adolescent mental health.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and families with a high level of deprivation
  • A broad appreciation of the contribution of other therapeutic disciplines to a multi-agency service
  • Experience, skills and ability to liaise effectively with other agencies and professionals
  • Knowledge of legislation and its implications for both clinical practice and professional management in relation to young people and their families.
Other Essential
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others.
  • Ability to recognise own limits and seek support re supervision as appropriate.
  • The ability to empathise in a complex sensitive or emotional environment.

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