CAMHS Supervisor (Art / Drama Therapist / CAMHS Nurse Specialist)

Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind


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Job summary

Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea MIND were successful in attracting funding to create two Mental Health Support Team (MHST) as part of the governments green paper ambitions to transform mental health support in England. This will build on the extensive prevention and early intervention work in schools by MIND Youth Services . These teams are form a significant part of the Integrated Youth Services.

As a relatively new service and team, you will be actively contributing to the shaping and development of the service. This role is ideal for someone looking to grow their competencies across service delivery within an early intervention mental health support team for CYP.

Main duties of the job

Whilst a significant portion of your time will comprise of supervision support, over time, you will hold an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

Low intensity, early intervention will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision, sixth form and further education colleges). This will include delivering interventions for CYP and parents/carers in education settings, providing training for education professionals and developing the teams ability to serve the needs of education settings. This builds upon the CCGs and Minds whole school approach to mental health provision.

About us

Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind

We provide support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improveservices and are committed to empowering local residents, promoting wellbeing and supporting recovery.

We provide advocacy, youth services, emergency services counselling, employmentsupport, mental health networks and mental health training for employers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key areas of focus for the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Supervisor/Clinician will be:

  • Educational Mental Health Practitioner Support and Supervision
  • Being able to identify needs and working alongside other MH professionals in schools and in the community to identify appropriate support for the specific user
  • Build and maintain relationship with the Designated Mental Health Lead in some of the schools supported in this project
  • Delivering Interventions and Client Care
  • Supporting the development of the service

Person Specification



  • Familiarity with CBT evidence-base
  • Direct experience delivering interventions (autonomously providing assessment, developing intervention plans and delivering evidence-based interventions) for CYP aged 5-25 with mild moderate mental health difficulties
  • Experience of routine clinical outcome monitoring
  • Experience of both handling and supervising clinical risk assessment
  • Understanding of child development and psychosocial influences
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary mental health team
  • Experience providing case management and clinical supervision
  • Experience of both handling and supervising safeguarding concerns for CYP and adults
  • Experience working in education settings
  • Experience engaging a range of stakeholders (young people, families, mental health providers, schools, Local Authority staff etc.)
  • Experience engaging CYP and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organisational skills and excellent time management
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office package


  • Experience developing content and materials for interventions
  • Experience using IAPTUS CYP patient record system
  • Working knowledge of designing and delivering interventions to CYP with neuro-developmental disorders and disabilities



  • A qualification in Art Psychotherapy, Drama Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Family Therapy, Registered Mental Health Nursing or Child Psychotherapy. Counselling Psychology and Social Work Qualifications may be considered if the applicant has relevant CAMHS experience.
  • Professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) , Health and Care Professional's Council (HCPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), or The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)


  • Masters and/or post-graduate degree

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind


309 Lillie Road




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Date posted

11 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£44,000 to £48,000 a year


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

309 Lillie Road




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