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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2019.

CAMHS Practitioner CYP-IAPT Trainee, Croydon

Job Reference: 334-CHI-2085520-EE

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
Christopher Wren House, Croydon
£34,961 - £42,010 per ann

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to providing high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for the care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users, where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do, is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.

CAMHS Practitioner CYP-IAPT Trainee Opportunity: An exciting opportunity has arisen in Croydon CAMHS to recruit 2 dynamic and enthusiastic professionals from various disciplines. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and vibrant CAMHS team and the opportunity to train in one of the CYP-IAPT treatment modalities namely CYP-IAPT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CYP-IAPT Autism Spectrum Disorder/Learning Disability (ASD/LD). The candidate should decide before interview which treatment modality they are interested.

This is a full time split post between CYP-IAPT training and working in CAMHS. The successful applicant will be expected to attend the CYP-IAPT training programme which is 1 day at University and at least 1.5 days of the week will work in the CAMHS service using the newly developed skills.

The other 2.5 days the successful applicant will work within the busy Getting Advice Team which oversees the referrals and assessments within Croydon CAMHS as well as supporting the Duty and Triage service. The committed multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive assessment to children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders and co-morbid moderate to severe mental health difficulties as well as providing a duty system to assess and manage risk and triage referral information to ensure that young people and families can access the right support at the right time. The post will sit within the referrals management team and will be an integral part of the single point of access (SPA) for CAMHS. The post holder will also be included in future developments for a co-located single point of contact (SPOC) for Children and Young Peoples emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Please note the job application should be made alongside the course application. Please follow the links in the Application Guidance attached

For further details / informal visits contact:

Janeen Wilson, Getting Advice Team Manager, Noleen Morritt, Clinical Specialist – Learning Disabilities or Chiluba Mashingaidze, Getting Help Team Manager on 0203 228 0000

The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:

  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity

Please note:

  • That all applications for this post will need to be made online
  • That you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria
  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
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  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust
  • SLaM is a Stonewall Diversity Champion , Stonewall is the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) rights charity in Europe’

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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