CAMHS Practitioner

Band 6

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CAMHS Practitioner
Band 6
Fixed Term / Secondment - 12 Months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Lister Primary Care Centre, 101 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5LJ
£31,878 - £42,046 p.a inc.
09/04/2018 23:59



We are seeking two enthusiastic, motivated and experienced CAMHS Clinical Practitioners, who have knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs and have an interest in working with Looked After Children and their carers.  

Both posts are Fixed Term for one year.

Carelink is a specialist multi-disciplinary Tier 3 mental health team, working in close partnership with Southwark Social Services. The post-holder will undertake CAMHS assessments of children and young people up to age 18 with a formulation and diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment. The post-holder will have a therapeutic caseload, offering therapy to Looked After Children with complex needs including experience of trauma and attachment difficulties. You will also be working at times with their carers. You will have the ability to deliver a range of interventions for children and young people.

Close working relationships with members of the team and partnership agencies e.g. Children’s Social Care, Education and others is essential.     You must demonstrate an interest in multi-agency and multi-disciplinary work and be familiar with evidence-based practice. There are excellent opportunities for CPD, in service teaching and specialist supervision. Carelink forms part of Southwark CAMHS, with good links with a range of other specialist teams and services for children and families across the borough.     Applicants must be able to work independently and have good clinical/therapeutic and case management skills. Southwark is an inner city, ethnically diverse community. Applicants will need a good understanding of diversity issues. The team office base is in Peckham (in a modern health clinic) and we also visit some young people at home or in school, and they may be in placements outside of the borough.

We employ around 4,800 people across South London and other sites in the UK. It is a diverse team of talented individuals, spanning a wide range of specialities and benefiting from many world-leading healthcare experts. We deliver more than 14,000 training experiences each year for our staff, providing an extensive range of learning opportunities. Staff can benefit from exceptional professional development opportunities and we will work with you to build your career in mental health. In addition, our working relationship with King's Health Partners allows those working at the Trust to get involved in academic research.

We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us. We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here and we’ll invest in you to maximise that potential. That’s why we really welcome and value people so highly. In short, if you’ve got what it takes we’d be delighted for you to come and work with us.

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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

Linda Ryan, Team Manager at Carelink - / 020 3049 8470

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