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CAMHS Clinician

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
0.6 perm/0.4 FT 12 months
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Northern Health Centre
£37,570-£43,772 Exc HCA
27/05/2019 23:59

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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We are looking for a proactive, highly skilled individual who is passionate about improving health and wellbeing outcomes and providing a high quality service for some of the most vulnerable families in the borough.

The borough of Islington is a small densely populated borough with a total resident child population of 40,000, which is about 20% of the total population. The borough is a diverse community with extremes of affluence and poverty. There is a broad cultural mix from a range of ethnic minority groups.


Islington CAMHS

An energetic, creative, hardworking multidisciplinary team of 60 staff working with parents and their children from 0-18 years of age in community settings including Children’s Centres, Primary and Secondary Schools and Health Centres. There are six specialist teams for Adolescent Outreach (AOT), Children Looked After (CLA), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning Difficulties, Pupil Referral Units (PRU) and Under Fives. Every school and Children’s Centre in Islington has a CAMHS clinician attending weekly or fortnightly. We are leading on the development of Trauma Informed Schools in the borough and this post provides an exciting opportunity for someone interested in working this way.


This post

The post holder will work in the CAMHS in PRU Team (0.6WTE, permanent) and in the Schools/Pathways Team (0.4WTE, 12 months fixed term).

Islington CAMHS is particularly welcoming applications from qualified Systemic and Family Psychotherapists to broaden the skill mix across the service.

The PRU team is a small integrated health team offering direct clinical work (assessment and treatment) to young people, their parents and carers based in the Pupil Referral Units across the borough. The team also offers support, consultation and training to education colleagues in the units. The post-holder will manage a clinical caseload and undertake consultative work with education colleagues and other professionals in the lives of young people at New River College. They will contribute developments in joined up working between provision to mainstream schools and PRUs.

The Schools Team provide CAMHS school-based interventions and consultation to all of the schools in the borough. The offer includes both early help and prevention work, as well as working with hard to reach young people and families who would find accessing clinic-based services difficult.

The post holder should be a clinician who is deeply passionate about making mental health services accessible to vulnerable families. They should welcome a rich and varied role both in the work with families but also in understanding the important work we do in containing, supporting and guiding school staff so that they are better equipped to respond to the mental health and wellbeing of pupils.


Closing date: 27th May 2019

Interview date: 4th June 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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details:

Freya Read (PRU Team Manager) 0203 316 1824

Sian Barnett (Schools Team Manager) 0203 316 1824