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CAMHS Assistant

Job Reference: 293-CSDO-0368

Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Hackney Ark / Community Site, E8 2FP, London
£27,628 - £35,530

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, the City and beyond.

We are very proud that the CQC has recently rated Homerton Hospital’s A&E department as 'Outstanding', medical care at the hospital as 'Outstanding', and our acute services overall as ‘Good’.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The local City and Hackney community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs. Good working relationships, strong multi-agency working arrangements and integrated pathways already exist between hospital and community health services, primary care, local authority and mental health services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home, and in the development of an ‘Integrated Care System’, of which the Trust is a major partner, which aims to bring together health and care services, the wider community and voluntary sector to work closer together to provide great services for local people in City and Hackney.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

We are recruiting to an exciting One City & Hackney CAMHS Alliance initiative that includes a strong training component and a role as a CAMHS assistant to support our CAMHS parenting work focusing on particular communities in the boroughs of City and Hackney.

The post will combine a Children and Young Peoples Increasing Access to Psychological Services (CYIAPT) 2 year course in evidence based parenting approaches with work as a CAMHS assistant supporting parenting work in at least two CAMHS services in City and Hackney.

Are you someone with skills and experience in working with children, young people and their families?

Are you interested in combining a working role in a CAMHS service with studying with CYIAPT in relation to parenting interventions that are evidenced based?

Do you have skills and experience of working with the African and Caribbean heritage communities?

Are you passionate about delivering compassionate and high quality support to families referred to CAMHS?

Do you feel ready to undertake further training whilst working in busy and thriving CAMHS teams?

Can you commit to this role for a minimum of two years (The CYIAPT course is from January 2019 for two years)?

City and Hackney are proud of their rich diverse communities. Do you want to be a part of widening our access in relation to parenting approaches, working together to build something sustainable and effective which offers you an accredited training?

Homerton Community CAMHS offers community-based CAMHS service for children and young people in City and Hackney, we are the recruiting organisation but the successful candidates will be required to work across the CAMHS services in City and Hackney CAMHS Alliance.

If you think you might be interested you will need to apply to both this post and CYIAPT course details given below.

Interested candidates can access further information regarding the Parent Training modality including brochure and a video detailing course requirements and expectations via the link found under further links on the right hand side.

When you submit your application for this role you also need to make an application with Kings College London for the PG Diploma in CYP IAPT Therapy by accessing the link below. Please make sure you specify in your university application that you are applying for the Parent Training modality and the name of the service you are applying for the Recruit to Train role.


To apply to KCL online, please follow the link under further links on the right hand side of this page.

You will need to register an account and login to create a new application. You should then search for Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy PGDip (Part-time). As you type, a drop down menu will appear - click on the relevant option. This will take you to a screen asking you to select a start date - you will need to click on the round checkbox selecting January start month and click Save. (This window also asks whether you are applying via a King's Approved Agent, King's Partner or Study Abroad coordinator - the default answer No ought to be selected.)

The application form requires that you identify the source of funding for your study. Please select 6. Other; Organisation Name should be ‘Health Education England' and Organisation Type should be ‘Public body'.

You will also be asked for details of a referee - this should be the line manager in your service. They will be contacted by our admissions department to provide a supporting reference for your application.

For guidance on completing the online application and answers to frequently asked questions, please find the links under further links.


Interviews are due to be held on the 19th November 2018.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ruth Kossoff, Head of Service Community CAMHS Homerton, or Debbie Forman, Team Lead Clinical Psychologist, on tel: 020 7014 7071


Please complete the "Values Screener" under "Further Links" to the right of this page before applying for this post. These multiple-choice questions will help you assess whether you feel aligned to the values of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. When completing the Screener, please ensure you use the same email address as you have used for this application.

When you have completed the questions you will be given a code which you will be asked for on the application form. Please ensure you copy the code accurately, noting that it is case sensitive. Candidates who do not complete the questions and enter a valid code will not be put forward for shortlisting.

Please ensure that you read the "Guidance Notes On Submitting An Application" under "Additional Documentation" before completing your application.

Please note: we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

Homerton is smoke free.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

Privacy Notice

Please see the attachment for full details of Homerton's Privacy Notice. This includes information on how we will process and store your personal data.

Please note that your application will be moved to the Trac recruitment system once it has been submitted. Homerton will manage the application through Trac, and you may receive emails from Trac rather than NHS Jobs.

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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