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Community CAMHS Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Community CAMHS Practitioner (Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, or Psychologist)
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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The Tavistock Centre, London Borough of Camden
£36,481 - £44,044 plus Inner HCA per annum
24/01/2020 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.



The Tavistock & Portman has a worldwide reputation for therapeutic approaches in Mental Health and is a leading provider of post-graduate training and academic courses for Mental Health and Social Care professions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed health professional (Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist) to join the Camden Adolescent Intensive Support Service (CAISS) as a Community CAMHS Practitioner.

This service responds to young people (11-18th birthday) having a mental health crisis in the community, Camden young people who are ready for discharge from pediatric beds at the Royal Free Hospital, UCLH and the Whittington Hospital, Camden young people in Tier 4 units who need discharge to be facilitated, and a number or Camden young people presenting with risk, who need an outreach approach in the community.

The team is located in one office and has a strong team identity. The team is led by a Nurse Manager (band 8a), a Deputy Team Manager, band 6 nurses, and a Senior Social Worker as well as a Consultant Psychiatrist. The successful candidate will receive regular supervision from a team member as well as opportunity for CPD and further development.

The ideal candidate will have sound risk assessment and risk management skills, excellent interpersonal skills and will thrive within a busy multi-disciplinary team environment.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact: Amy O’Gorman or Jonathan Creedy, Team Manager | Deputy Team Manager- Camden Adolescent Intensive Support Service (CAISS) on 020 8938 2906 or | (email preferable).