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CAMHS Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full Time and part time hours available
Job ref
Winchester Place, Thorpe Road, Peterborough
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata
23/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

We have several exciting opportunities  for  suitably qualified and experienced candidates to become CAMHS practitioners to work within the Children and Families Directorate in  Peterborough, Huntingdon and Fenland. Please indicate in your application if you would have a preference for area.

Our teams are busy and energetic providing a service to young people aged between 5 and 18 years presenting with complex mental health needs and often high levels of risk. It is an excellent motivated team, staffed by experienced multi-disciplinary workers, including clinical psychologists, consultant psychiatrists, a family therapist and CAMHS practitioners from varying backgrounds. The Core CAMHS Team works alongside our Neurodevelopmental Teams.

The successful candidates will work as  CAMHS Practitioners offering full assessments, formulation and evidence based interventions to children, young people and their families, who are experiencing mental health difficulties, in line with local and national guidelines.

You will also provide regular and on-going consultation, joint work, training and advice to other professionals in relation to child and adolescent mental health to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

Post holders will also have the opportunity to spend time working in the Single Point of Access Team which screens and processes all incoming referrals.

The job includes participating in the on-call rota providing mental health risk assessments including some weekends and Bank Holidays.

We would welcome applications from candidates who do not yet meet the person specification for the 6 role as we would support them through agreed preceptorship from a B5 role to the 6.

Informal conversations welcome prior to applying. 

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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

Liz Gray - Team manager Peterborough


Dave Postlethwaite - Team Manager Huntington & Fenland

01480 445281


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501