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CAMHS Triage Worker

Band 7

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CAMHS Triage
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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The Acorn Centre
£37,570 - £43,772 pa (plus HCAS)
26/09/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

The North East London NHS Foundation Trust Havering CAMHS Service is seeking to recruit a Band 7 CAMHS Triage Worker.

We are looking for suitably qualified and highly motivated individual with a range of assessment skills and significant clinical experience of using evidence based interventions with children, young people and their carers; as well as experience of working with professionals from other agencies. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a high degree of autonomous working.

The successful applicant with be part of a busy integrated CAMHS service. The post holder will be responsible for operating within multidisciplinary team, for providing on-going clinical support and assessment of the child or young people with emotional wellbeing needs (both routine and urgent risk) who access CAMHS .

You will hold a HCPC registration and will need to evidence the ability to work to high standards, showing good time management and be able to prioritise your work effectively.

Successful applicants will have experience of working with complex vulnerable service users and their families. This must include co-ordinating the care of people/ children with complex mental health problems.

The CAMHS team provides support and treatment to children under the age of 18 with mental health needs and their families. The team is an MDT incorporating a variety of therapy and nursing models, it operates between the hours of 9 and 5, although there maybe the need for work to take place outside of these hours on occasions.

Have a clear understanding and clinical experience of children’s mental health needs

Have previous experiences working within a busy MDT and with other agencies

Experience of working in an initial assessment / Triage service

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

 Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

 High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).

For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website.

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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

For informal enquiries please contact:


Name: Matthew Henshaw 

Job Title: Children's Services Manager


Telephone number: 07730093190

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