CAMHS Counsellor Required: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear


Closing Date:24/08/2020

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £31,365 to £37,890 pa

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 6


Are you a child and adolescent mental health practitioner looking for an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference to the mental health of children and young people? Do you have the ability to both deliver high quality interventions, and develop the skills and knowledge of universal child practitioners in child and adolescent mental health?

If so, we are looking for a CAMHS Counsellor to join our Emotional Wellbeing Team in supporting the delivery of an innovative and creative targeted (Tier 2/Getting Help) child and adolescent mental health service. The service has experienced significant improvement and is achieving excellent outcomes with vastly improved waiting times.

We are looking for an appropriately skilled individual to join a multi-disciplinary team in the development and delivery of interventions that identify mental health difficulties at the earliest stage, and facilitate the provision of services that promote resilience, and enable positive mental health. We aim to increase the access of CAMH interventions by offering training and supervision to universal child practitioners as well as providing effective interventions directly to children, young people and their families. The service is comprised of generic and specialist primary mental health professionals providing early intervention at a targeted level, supporting professionals from other agencies and providing the link between universal services and specialist CAMHS.

You will have sound knowledge and skills pertaining to counselling children and young people with a range of emotional difficulties. You will work autonomously as a practitioner and collaboratively with colleagues across a wide range of professions and organisations.

You must have:

  • An accredited Counselling qualification and accreditation or be accreditable to a Counselling professional body (e.g BACP or UKCP).
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working with Children and Young People in the role of a counsellor
  • Sound knowledge of children and young people’s mental health issues
  • A good working knowledge and experience of Safeguarding
  • Efficient and effective maintenance of administrative systems and procedures
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of schools and education systems.
  • Commitment to extending knowledge, personal and professional development of self and others.


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