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Specialised CAMHS Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 260-1844-SS

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum inc HCAS

The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist all age, outpatient only mental health Trust with a focus on Training and Education alongside a full range of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Psychological Therapies. The Trust is committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. Our contribution is distinctive in the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health.

The Trust makes its contribution through:

• Providing relevant and effective clinical services for children and families, young people and adults, ensuring that those who need our services can access them easily

• Providing training and education aimed at building an effective and sustainable NHS and Social Care workforce and at improving public understanding of mental health

• Undertaking research and consultancy aimed at improving knowledge and practice and supporting innovation

• Working actively with stakeholders to advance the quality of mental health care, and to advance awareness of the personal, social and economic benefits associated with psychological therapies

Specialist CAMHS Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse Specialist

Gloucester House, Tavistock Children's Day Unit


Grade: AFC band 7

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week - Full Time - 37.5 hours per week – 4 week unpaid leave contract.


    • Are you are you a compassionate, dynamic and innovative clinician interested in working in an integrated multi-disciplinary team?


    • Are you passionate about working with children and young people with complex social, emotional and mental health needs?


    • Do you have a commitment to reflective practice in yourself, others and teams?


    • Do you want to be part of a creative, resilient and unique team?



We are a specialist school, which provides education and therapeutic services for up to 21 children aged 5-14 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Many of the children who attend are from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and some have experienced severe deprivation or trauma/abuse in their early lives.

Gloucester House provides a unique package for children which combines clinical and educational components. There is an emphasis on whole team multidisciplinary work including identifying which of a range of approaches is best suited to the needs of each child and their family.

The team is comprised of a multidisciplinary CAMHS team and specialist teachers and education staff. The service is lead by a headteacher and clinically lead by nursing.

Gloucester House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Deferral and Barring Service.




This is a thriving and growing Directorate that encompasses services for children and young people (0-25) their families, and carers, that spans other Directorates within the Trust. The CYAF Directorate is the largest of these. The clinical services of the Directorate are undertaken by child psychiatrists, child psychotherapists, clinical and educational psychologists, social workers, systemic psychotherapists, nurses and by those training in these disciplines. The Directorate has three specialist units, the Family Drug and Alcohol Court, the Gloucester House Day Unit and the Gender Identity Development Service. The CAYF Directorate provides multi-disciplinary clinical services for a substantial catchment area in addition to offering more specialised services for referrals for a larger area. Recent clinical developments include taking on a substance misuse service for young people in Barnet. The Directorate is actively engaged in participation in preventative and consultative and outreach work in the community and is developing projects with a wide range of colleagues working in fields related to child and family mental health in all tiers.




The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has a national brief for training in the mental health professions and is a national centre for psychoanalytic and systemic training. The Trust is committed to developing new training initiatives to meet the needs of the modern NHS, to being responsive to the National Service framework for children and to the modernisation of CAMHS. It is committed to the expansion of training opportunities for professionals from minority ethnic communities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

There will be a visit for shortlisted candidates on:


Date: Thursday 14th Feb (if you want to visit before applying)

or for shortlisted candidates Thursday 28th Feb.

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00PM


If you would like to visit before applying please contact the school office.


School Office: 0207-794-3353


For further information please contact Gloucester House School Office on the details below:

Gloucester House, Tavistock Children’s Day Unit

33 Daleham Gardens,



Contact Number: 0208-938-2063


Office hours: Monday – Friday between 9.00am and 4.30pm



By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we want you to complete your e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.

We communicate to all job applicants via the email address which has been provided on the application form. Please ensure you check your email on regular basis and inform us if you would prefer an alternative option or any changes to your details after making your application.

* The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

* Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job.

*Candidates suitable for shortlisting will be contacted within three weeks. If you have not heard from us within this time then you have not been successful on this occasion.

* Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date

* In submitting an application form, you authorise Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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