Locum Band 7 - Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

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Locum Band 7 - Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

  • Location:

    Greater London

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  • Contact:

    Lauren Donnellan

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01322 282470

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Our clients in West London are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 7 Specialist Mental Health Practitioner to join their CAMHS Service.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Job Description
The post holder will need to have the following:-
  • Demonstrable experience of assessment and working therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families within a range of settings.
  • Experience of working with evidence based approaches to low mood, anxiety and behaviour problems.
  • Experience of working in a number of ways i.e. assertive outreach, clinic based settings, home, school or other appropriate environments.
  • Experience of using therapeutic skills, such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Work.
  • Experience of interagency and multidisciplinary working.
  • Experience of assessing risk and formulating safe and effective risk management plans.
  • Clinical Supervision / Reflective Practice.
  • Experience of teaching other professionals.
  • Knowledge of the legal issues relating to consent and capacity in children and young people.
  • An awareness and understanding of the issues facing, children, adolescents and their families
  • Knowledge of the various assessment tools used in CAMHS
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to present and communicate complex information.
  • Good organisational and prioritising skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Good team player.
  • Able to manage risk.
  • A good understanding of, and ability to use, clinical supervision.
  • A high level of self-awareness and capacity to reflect.
  • Ability to contain the anxieties of severely unwell young people and their parents.
  • Consultation Skills.
  • Computer literate.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905 (New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896 (Existing Registrants)or alternatively please email recruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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