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CAMHS Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£39,866 - £49,704 inc. HCAS per annum
25/02/2019 23:59


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


We are recruiting to three, band 7, CAMHS Practitioner posts to work within our newly created CAMHS Single Point of Entry. The post holder will be part of a 4 week waiting time referral to treatment pilot for children and young people who need specialist mental health help and the post holders will also be part of a Community CAMHS Team.

The post holder will spend part of the week (approximately 2 days a week) working closely with the CAMHS Joint Intake Team under the supervision of an 8b Clinical Manager and alongside an Intake Manager and administrative staff. The work of the intake team will include liaison with referrers and signposting to other teams and offering telephone advice to referrers.

As well as the intake work the post holder will join one of our Camden Community CAMHS teams approximately 3 days a week where they will be a part of a multidisciplinary team working with a varied case load of children young people and families in the clinic setting, in schools or special schools, or in GP practice, or alongside Early Help or Social Care.


Interview date: 12th March 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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