CAMHS Practitioner Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
12 months Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
9 Rush Court, Bedfordshire, MK40 3JT
£26,565 to £35,577 pa
24/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Are you passionate about the health and wellbeing of young people in Bedfordshire? Are you the person we are looking for to join our team to help us help young people develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to deal with the challenges they may face? You will work with schools and other appropriate settings to encourage and help them develop a whole school/ organisation approach to emotional wellbeing.

You will be responsible for the delivery of the Children and Young People's program of work, including IAPT based training which has a focus on school support. It will include working with an allocated group of schools to engage them in the program and offer support, consultation, assessment and training.

This is a full time position (37 hours per week), but a job share would be considered. The post is embedded within schools with an attached base within Bedfordshire CAMHS (exact location by negotiation). You will be required to be flexible, and be able to travel across Bedfordshire to deliver training and attend meetings.

You will need a relevant professional registration and qualification, with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. You will need experience in working with children and families, preferably in a school setting. You will need to be able to operate confidently in an environment where IT is the main method of record keeping, communication and program management.

The normal duties of the role will involve travel on a regular basis within Bedfordshire.

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Applicant requirements

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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Kate KAPASI, telephone 01234 310952, email

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