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Primary Care CAMHS Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Part Time considered)
Job ref
Dolphin House, Burgage Lane, Ware, SG12 9XL
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated CAMHS Practitioner with an appropriate professional qualification and experience to join an exciting new primary care based service supporting GP practices in Ware, Hertford and the surrounding rural areas.

This is a 12 month fixed term post.

The post-holder will work within the newly formed primary care team. The new service will provide early interventions to children experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns in a primary care setting.

The post-holder  will provide a high standard of care to adolescents and their families/carers. The team will work within the context of CYP-IAPT and work closely with a range of colleagues in primary care, social care, schools and other partners.

The post-holder will provide clinical and line management supervision to a Children's Wellbeing Practitioner, working closely together to deliver the Service.

HPFT CAMHS service is leading in transforming care for young people and their families and this new provision, is part of our work to develop and deliver innovative services that provide flexible and accessible provision to young people and their families.

The post holder will work closely with, and receive supervision from the CAMHS East Team, and will provide support to GPs in the management of children and young people, and ensure improved access to care by delivering directly in primary care. The post-holder will:

  • Provide triage and signposting to young people aged 11+
  • Support the delivery of psycho education, self management and other CBT informed brief interventions to young people and parents/carers 
  • Provide training and support to GPs
  • Perform any other duties commensurate with the grade which may be required to enable effective and efficient running of the service.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop and build on existing skills and knowledge and will have access to a range of training opportunities to fit with both the needs of the service and personal interests.

The core hours will be Monday - Friday 9-5 but some work (facilitation of group work/workshops) may be required outside of these times

The post-holder will work with people of different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

This post affords opportunity for involvement in, and contribution to service development.


Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Brian McGilligan
Job title
CAMHS Community Manager
Email address
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