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CAMHS Team Manager - Mental Health Support Teams (schools) - Clinical or Counselling Psychologist/Family and Systemic Psychotherapist/Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist/Educational Psychotherapist/Nurse/other AHPs.

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term for 24 months
15 hours per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Islington Community CAMHS
£55,905 to £66,627 per annum Plus HCAs
29/09/2019 23:59

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Islington CAMHS Mental Health Support Teams Manager

Clinical Psychologist/Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist/Family and Systemic Psychotherapist/Educational Psychotherapist

This in an exciting opportunity to lead on the development of two new Mental Health Support Teams for all Islington schools, in accordance with Islington’s successful bid to be a Wave 3 Trailblazer site.

The Borough 

Islington is a wonderfully diverse borough. Despite its relatively small size it is densely populated 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 Community CAMHS

 An energetic, creative, hardworking multidisciplinary team of 90 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. We use a stepped care model of service delivery linked to the Thrive framework and are a part of the Children and Young People’s IAPT initiative as well as a CWP site. Every school and Children’s Centre in Islington already has a CAMHS clinician attending weekly or fortnightly. We have close links with the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families’ mental health in schools initiatives.

 The Islington MHST model

 Our model for the MHSTs takes a whole-borough approach, whereby each team will provide a service to half the borough’s schools (primary, secondary, PRUs and alternative provision). The teams will each comprise four EMHPs, one senior CAMHS clinician/supervisor, one Band 7 clinician and 0.5 Educational Psychologist.

They will use our locally developed iMHARS framework (Islington Mental Health and Resilience in Schools) to support schools to effectively implement a whole school approach to mental health.

They will be joining a well-established and highly respected integrated community CAMHS service that has extensive reach across the whole Islington borough, and that has been providing an embedded CAMH service in all schools in the borough for more than 10 years.

 The MHSTs will also work closely with our new integrated social and emotional mental health Intake team, which launches in early October 2019 and includes third sector and Early Help Mental Health providers for CYP, as well as CAMHS CWPs, to provide a stepped care model of mental health support to CYP in education settings.

 The post

We are looking for a highly skilled senior clinician who has experience in CAMHS management and in leading on and delivering CAMHS work in education settings. The successful candidate will also have experience of delivering, teaching and supervising evidence-based practice for children and young people’s mental health.

 The role will include: recruitment of staff; establishing links with the schools and partner agencies and working with the training organisation for the Education Mental Health Practitioners. The post-holder will work very closely with the MHST project manager, and with the existing CAMHS in Education and Early Help team and its managers, as well as central CAMHS managers, establishing the stepped care model of CYP mental health services for schools. They will also work very closely with education, including the school improvement service Health and Wellbeing team.

 The first year will be focused on set up and development, and the second year onwards on implementation, management and further development.


This is largely a management role – some clinical tasks may also be identified where they fit with the scope of the teams and the model of service delivery


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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

Anna Picciotto, Head of Multi-Agency CAMHS.; 020 3316 1824

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3241