CAMHS Lead Practitioner

CAMHS Professionals are currently recruiting for full-time/part-time CAMHS Senior/Lead Practitioners on a locum basis, 3 months contracts offered with the view to extend.

We are seeking for experienced managers of mental health practitioners who combine their knowledge of Clinical and Safeguarding best practice with management and leadership responsibilities.

Please note that this role is outside IR-35.


About the position: 
This position will be working within the private sector.

This role includes:

  • Providing management, support and development
  • Responding to safeguarding issues
  • Providing strong leadership and support to junior practitioners

Applicant Requirements:

  • Registrations/Accreditations considered: NMC, HCPC, Social Work England, AFT, BABCP, UKCP
  • Experience: Excellent knowledge of working with complex presentations where there is a high risk of; Domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour based violence, Child Sexual Exploitation, Serious organised crime, Female genital mutilation, trafficking and modern slavery, radicalisation and extremism. Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children and adolescents. Minimum 1 year experience in a management-type position.
  • Compliance: Enhanced DBS on the update service, references to cover last 3 years, mandatory trainings, right to work in UK

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating the day-to-day operational management of the online service and be part of a team who are leaders in the field of effective and personalised digital mental health care.
  • Supporting and developing a team of practitioners (Counsellors and Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners), striving for clinical and operational excellence.
  • Working to ensure clinical delivery is of an excellent standard while ensuring process and delivery are data informed and maintained to the highest levels.
  • Show resilience, driving service improvement through identification of effective and efficient practice and take a solution focused approach to resolving problems.
  • To liaise with the Service Manager/s and other areas of the business including People (HR), Clinical and Safeguarding teams around relevant issues for escalation and action planning.
  • To participate actively in the continuous development and growth of the service, contributing to new projects and taking account and responding to the changing needs of children, young people, adults, and the IT environment.
  • To maintain capacity and flexibility to provide some assessment and interventions online to support service delivery.
  • To coordinate referrals and advice on signposting to external services where appropriate, liaise with other professionals eg GPs, local authorities, carers and provide information to referrers wishing to refer adults to the service.
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