CAMHS Practitioer – Band 7
Permanent – 1 WTE
The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. In Tower Hamlets the Trust provides high standard mental health services for children and young people based on strong partnerships with the Boroughs education and social care services, community health services and voluntary/third sector agencies.
Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. There is a high prevalence of mental health difficulties amongst young people and a high proportion of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). In December 2018 Tower Hamlets was named a trailblazer site to pilot the Green Paper Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision initiatives to improve mental health support in school settings.
The Green Paper ambitions fit with Tower Hamlets existing strategic direction for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, to build capacity for early intervention and prevention across local partnerships.
The Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service is expanding and seeking to recruit an experienced, CBT qualified clinician. The post holder will work within the Schools Mental Health Support Team, (situated within CAMHS) supervising and delivering high quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties within primary and secondary school settings.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Through supervision, provide a supportive, developmental space for practitioners to learn, train and develop their abilities in the use of agreed manualised CBT based interventions for anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties. This may involve the use of video tape recording within supervision
2. To oversee the formulation, treatment and management plans for parents, children and young people being treated by the practitioners using a range of specialist psychological interventions appropriate to the service; individual and group
3. To maintain a small caseload providing brief interventions to compliment and consolidate practitioner interventions
4. To act as a service senior link to designated schools, overseeing the work of the allocated practitioner and providing case consultation and signposting
5. To provide/support school-based staff training and development
6. To support the service leads in relation to team functioning and development
Local knowledge of Tower Hamlets and its diverse range of cultures and ethnic groups is desirable
CAMHS Clinician: Clinical Psychologist/Family Therapist/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Salary: NHS Band 7: 45,780 to 51,393 inclusive of Inner London high cost area supplement
37.5 hours per week inclusive of training days. Permanent contract.
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Closing date for application is 30th May 2021
These posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Checks
This advert closes on Sunday 13 Jun 2021
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