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Specialist CAMHS Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term: 6 months
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Erith and District Hospital,
Erith, Kent,
£45,024 - £50,806 pa inc
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59
Interview date



Specialist CAMHS Practitioner, Band 7

Fixed Term: 6 Months

Part Time: 22.5 hours per week

Bexley Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service,

Chews Team

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Specialist CAMHS Practitioner in the Bexley CHews Team which embraces a broad range of work in the Chews team and consultations and brief interventions for Children and Young people within the Royal Borough of Bexley.

Our multi-disciplinary CHeWS were born in 2016 as a creative venture which formed part of the ‘Future in Mind’ transformation plans. Our vision is to maintain strong relationships with our community colleagues (e.g. in schools and the voluntary sector) and work in parallel with our partners to provide an integrated care pathway for children, young people and their families. Our aim is that this model of working will enable the children and families we support to access the required help earlier. There would be two parts to this role. The first will consist of working collaboratively in an Outreach capacity to provide specialist mental health advice, Clinical Consultation (mainly in schools) and training to the network. The second would be to provide assessment and time limited interventions to children, young people and families referred for early intervention mental health service. We have a monthly space for team reflection embedded within our team meeting structure to support with formulation and processing of dynamics. The overall aim of CHeWS is to ensure that the provision of timely advice facilitates early identification of greater need whilst also strengthening partner resilience in managing mental health need within the community.

Bexley CAMHS is a friendly, busy and thriving CYP IAPT service, regarded as an accessible and effective service. Staff that work in Bexley CAMHS describe a warm and caring environment across the whole service. We are an equal opportunities employer. Our workforce is currently underrepresented by BAME communities and we would welcome applications from these communities to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we work with. We are based in a newly refurbished, purposely designed building at Park Crescent (Erith Hospital Site), Park Crescent, Erith DA8 3EE. The site is easily accessible from Kent, SE and East London, as well as parts of Essex and Surrey. There is parking on site and nearby streets. There are also excellent public transport links including a direct train to Erith from London Bridge in under 40 mins.

Oxleas is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We recognise our responsibility to ensure that safe working systems are in place for staff working with children, adults and families in their care.

Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Beverley Stephenson, Team manager: 020 3260 5200/