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Senior CAMHS Clinician


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0.6WTE Permanent / 0.2WTE FT until August 2020
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Northern Health Centre
£44,606- £50,819 Per annum Exc Hca
28/05/2019 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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   Band 8a Senior CAMHS Clinician - PRU and YOS


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 as a Senior CAMHS Clinician in the PRU Team (0.6WTE, permanent) and the YOS Team (0.2WTE, 2 year secondment).  


The PRU team:

The CAMHS in PRU’s team in a small multidisciplinary integrated health care team working to provide direct clinical work to support vulnerable young people, their parents and carers based in the Pupil Referral Units across the borough and offering support, consultation and training to education colleagues in the units.


Experience in working with highly complex presentations and professional systems is required, as is an interest in service development and innovation. The successful applicant will be experienced in offering supervision to qualified staff and consultation to other professionals. The post-holder will attend and represent CAMHS at the Islington borough’s Securing Education Board (the body responsible for administering Islington Council’s Fair Access Protocol). As the Senior CAMHS clinician there will be opportunities for joint clinical case and consultation work with the PRU clinicians across sites, as well as active involvement in service development and innovation.


YOS team:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced CAMHS psychologist interested in leadership and supervision within Islington Targeted Youth Support and Youth Offending Service (TYS/YOS) to cover the current post-holders 2 year secondment. 


The post-holder is responsible for providing clinical supervision and line management to the two band 7 clinicians (CAMHS psychologist and Liaison and Diversion Mental Health Nurse) in post within the youth offending service and targeted youth support.


The post-holder will be based at Isledon Road TYS-YOS but may need to travel to other LBI/CAMHS bases as part of the role.


The overarching purpose of this post is ensure that the service provided by CAMHS actively supports the improvement health and justice outcomes for children and young people who come into contact with the Youth Justice System.  The post-holder works closely with TYS YOS colleagues and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and will make good links with the newly developed FCAMHS service to complement the current CAMHS offer into TYS YOS.


An ability to and interest working to support complex, vulnerable young people, forge good working relationships, and to join and add value to existing professional networks surrounding children and families with complex health and social needs is, therefore, essential.


The post holder will receive line management support and Clinical Supervision from CAMHS senior management. The post holder will be linked to CAMHS and participate in departmental cluster meetings with other CAMHS staff working with complex families.


Closing date: 28th May 2019

Interview date: 5th 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

Anna Picciotto (Head of Multi-Agency CAMHS) 0203 316 1824