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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
02/07/2019 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 highly skilled CAMHS practitioner who has extensive knowledge and experience of working within education and local authority settings. The post-holder will be passionate about improving health and wellbeing outcomes and providing a high quality service for some of the most vulnerable families in the borough.


The post holder will work as the Senior CAMHS Clinician for the PRU Team (0.6WTE, permanent) and the YOS Team (0.2WTE, fixed term until August 2020).   


Key skills and attributes required for this role:

  • Professional registration
  • Over 3 years experience as a CAMHS practitioner
  • Extensive experience of working within teams that provide a CAMHS service to children and young people with significant and complex social, emotional, behavioural difficulties
  • Leadership and service development experience
  • Strong systemic consultation skills and experience of delivering consultation to education and local authority settings
  • Skilled multi-agency working with complex professional networks
  • Experience delivering supervision to qualified staff members


We would particularly welcome applicants that reflect the diverse cultural background of the Islington population that the PRU and YOS teams serve.


The PRU team:

The CAMHS in PRU’s team in a small multidisciplinary integrated health care team working to provide consultation and support to the PRU staff teams and wider professional network as well as offering direct clinical work to support vulnerable young people, their parents and carers based in the Pupil Referral Units. Trauma informed practice is central to the teams approach.


The post-holder will offer specialist consultation and support to senior leaders at the PRUs as well as work closely with the Band 7 PRU clinician’s in offering joint assessments and interventions. The role will involve attending and representing CAMHS at the Islington borough’s Securing Education Board (the body responsible for administering Islington Council’s Fair Access Protocol). As the Senior CAMHS practitioner there will be opportunities for service development initiatives including supporting with the team’s clinical reports to commissioners.


The YOS team:

The CAMHS offer to Islington TYS-YOS includes a full-time Band 7 forensic psychologist and Band 7 Liaison and Diversion Mental Health Nurse. As the Senior CAMHS practitioner there would be responsibility for providing clinical supervision and line management to these clinicians.  


The overarching purpose of this post is ensure that the service provided by CAMHS actively supports the improvement of 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 CAMHS and will make good links with the newly developed FCAMHS service to complement the current CAMHS offer into TYS YOS.


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.


We strongly welcome interested candidates to discuss the job further. Contact details are provided below.  



Closing date:   2nd July 2019

Interview date:  11th July 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

Freya Read (PRU Team Manager) 0203 316 1824

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