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CAMHS Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Band 6
Fixed Term - 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Lambeth Civic Centre, Brixton Hill, SW2 1EG
£33,660 - £43,307 pa inc
23/01/2019 23:59

Lambeth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Early Intervention team are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced CAMHS Practitioner, who has an interest in working with children and adolescents that present with mental health and significant behavioural difficulties.

Applicants must be trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or willing to commit to completing CBT training within 6 months of commencement.

Our services operate during core business hours 9:00am – 5:00pm.

This service works closely with the multi-agency team at Tier 2 level, offering assessment and brief interventions to children, young people and their families. We are specifically interested in staff with additional training in evidence based therapeutic interventions.

You will need to 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. Social Services, 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 supervision within the team and the trust.

You must be able to work independently and have good clinical/therapeutic and case management skills. Lambeth is an inner city, ethnically diverse community so a good understanding of diversity issues is important.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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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

Natasha Hutchinson / 020 3228 6783

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