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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5/ Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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South Kensington Centre
£44,347 - £50,549 pa inc
26/07/2019 23:59
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CAMHS Practitioner - Adolescent Community Treatment Service (ACTS)

NHS AfC: Band 7

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment. 

The North West London (NWL) New Models of Care (NMoC) Program has provided a unique opportunity for the development of a new intensive Adolescent Community Treatment Service (ACTS)  for Central and West London NHS Foundation Trust. 

We are looking for an experienced and qualified CAMHS Practitioner with current professional registration. The post holder will work within the ACTS providing intensive community assessment and treatment to young people aged 13-18 with serious mental health needs who are in crisis.

The post holder will be expected to work in a collaborative way within a multi-disciplinary team to provide tailored individualised interventions, informed by evidence based practice, for young people with acute mental health conditions, in the least restrictive manner, as close to home as possible.

ACTS is designed to provide high level mental health care and support to young people from the boroughs of Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. ACTS is part of an integrated Tier 4 pathway with Lavender Walk, a new 12 bed inpatient unit, with a 4 patient day programme, in South Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Centre.

ACTS will provide high-intensity support to young people in the community, as an alternative to a Tier 4 inpatient admission, and support young people in hospital to facilitate discharge back to the community and reduce the length of hospital stay.

The service is being developed as part of the 24 /7 CAMHS crisis model and working hours for the team will be agreed with individual post holders.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Janet Walker, CAMHS ACTS Team Manager: 07590004234 or

Nicola Chainey CAMHS Crisis and Inpatient Service Manager: 07738261574

If you have problems applying, contact

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