CAMHS Team Lead - B7 - East Staffordshire

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary £30 per hour
Discipline CAMHS Practitioner
ReferenceCAMHS Team Lead
Contact NameHannah Chapman

Job description


Job Specification: Band 7 CAMHS Practitioner Locum (CPN, Social Worker) - Team Leader

Location: East Staffordshire, UK

Position: Band 7 CAMHS Practitioner Locum (Community Psychiatric Nurse, Social Worker) - Team Leader

Pay Rate: £30 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Duration: Long-term placement

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership: Lead and manage a team of CAMHS practitioners, providing guidance, support, and supervision to ensure high standards of care and effective team performance.
  • Complex Caseload Management: Handle a complex caseload, conducting thorough assessments, formulating care plans, and delivering interventions for children and adolescents with diverse and acute mental health needs.
  • Holistic Assessments: Undertake comprehensive assessments of children and adolescents, providing a detailed formulation of their needs and developing tailored support plans.
  • Risk Assessment and Safety Planning: Evaluate risks and develop robust safety plans to ensure the wellbeing and safety of children and adolescents.
  • Safeguarding: Demonstrate Level 3 safeguarding knowledge, identify signs of abuse, and understand when and how to refer to social care and other relevant agencies.
  • Expert Advice: Provide expert advice to colleagues and other professionals on managing complex mental health presentations and associated risks.
  • Record Keeping: Maintain accurate, contemporaneous records in line with the NMC code of conduct and trust policies.
  • Communication and Engagement: Exhibit strong communication and engagement skills, fostering positive interactions with children, families, and other professionals.
  • Organisational Skills: Display excellent organisational abilities and the capacity to manage workload efficiently and effectively under pressure.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional Registration: Current registration with the NMC (for CPNs) or HCPC (for Social Workers).
  • Experience: Significant experience in a CAMHS setting, with expertise in handling complex cases and leading a team.
  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of safeguarding procedures, mental health legislation, and best practices in child and adolescent mental health care.
  • Skills: High level of competence in conducting assessments, formulating care plans, managing risk, and providing leadership and supervision.

Personal Attributes:

  • Organised: Ability to manage workload efficiently and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Calm Under Pressure: Capacity to maintain composure and effectiveness in a high-pressure environment.
  • Collaborative: Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team, contributing to a supportive and effective team environment.
  • Empathetic: Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity in dealing with children and families in distress.


  • Competitive Pay: £30 per hour.
  • Working Hours: Standard working hours with no shift work, promoting a good work-life balance.
  • Professional Development: Opportunity to work in a leadership role within a dedicated team, enhancing your professional skills and experience.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to


Look forward to hearing from you!