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EWMHS Conduct and Behaviour Pathway Lead

Band 7

Main area
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS)
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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3 Alexander Street, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1BX
Southend on Sea
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
23/01/2019 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and qualified CAMHS practitioner to join our forward thinking multi-disciplinary Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, as a Conduct and Behaviour Pathway Lead. We are based in the vibrant sea-side town Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) is a unique and progressive model for the delivery of support to children and families. Embracing the principles of ‘Future in Mind’ and the Children and Young People’s IAPT framework, the service has an emphasis on improved access, encompassing self-referral and a strong focus on early support.

As an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team you will:

  • Work in both clinic and community settings, improving accesses to specialist mental health support for children, young people and their families.
  • Provide leadership within one of four care pathways, ensuring that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to children, young people and their families.
  • Be directly involved in delivering and supervising a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions which may include parent work, group work, and short term individual therepuetic work.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to junior members of the team and contribute to multidisciplinary decision making


NELFT’s EWMHS is for anybody aged between 0-18, living in the Southend, Essex and Thurrock areas and is free at the point of entry. Any young person experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health problems, (or any parent, guardian, professional or teacher of a child who is experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties), may access our service.


What difficulties can be referred to the service?

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Behavioural and conduct disorders
  • Emerging personality and attachment disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Substance misuse with co-existing mental health needs (dual diagnosis)
  • Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - with co-occurring mental health needs
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Prolonged bereavement problems


Southend EWMHS team has four care pathways. Each care pathway is clinically led, with care pathway leads operationally managing all EWMHS practitioners working in that care pathway. With the support of the team manager, care pathway leads are responsible for assessment, treatment and systematic outcome measurement in that care pathway. EWMHS practitioners may work across more than one care pathway in a locality team.

Care pathways are structured as follows in each EWMHS locality team:

  • Mood and anxiety
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Complex
  • Behavioural and conduct

Care pathway leads and practitioners ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to all children and young people who need it. This means establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with wider social, health and voluntary services.

Working in our Southend EWMHS locality team is for you if you are excited by a modern approach. We would very much like to hear from you.


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.

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.


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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

Emma Inmonger

Southend Hub manager


If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2