Specialist Clinician

Job Reference Ref/236/567

This job has been closed.

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
Salary Range :
£39120 - £42137
Working Hours:
Various across Cambridgeshire
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation, and the communities we serve.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact:

Vanessa Kinsey-Thatcher

Mobile: 07818579026


 for an informal conversation about any of the roles.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for Specialist Clinicians that have grounding in CAMHS, Psychology or Psychotherapy clinical experience in the context of Children and Young People who are in care.
•    The purpose of the service is to support children who are at risk or are known to be at risk of placement or educational breakdown as well as for those whose level of functioning and relating to children and families severely impacted by the traumatic experiences that they have had.
•    The Service is aimed at supporting children and their families in managing their emotional wellbeing, psychological and any other issues and the impact that this has on family functioning.
•    You will provide an efficient, effective, comprehensive and specialist clinical service for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems, their carers/parents and families that are in care.
•    You will be part of our wider non-medical Clinical Service which is a multi-disciplinary team where you will access supervision and support.  All risk management functions are held by the supervising social workers in their role as corporate parents.  The Clinical Team shares risk for any clinical recommendations that it makes supported by the Assistant Director of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance.
The delivery model focusses on therapeutic approaches that are relational, that build strong relationships around the child, increase family regulation, parental sensitivity, attunement, and attachment security to their primary carers, as well as stronger relationships between siblings, and wider family network.
The service understands that no one theoretical therapeutic approach will sufficiently meet the needs of our population, therefore, the service is agile and responds to need in a way that draws upon different theoretical models but will not be restricted to the application of a single theoretical basis.

About you

Postholder Requirements
•    We are looking for individuals with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, working in a clinical environment with children and their families, a formal psychology, psychotherapy, OT, or mental health CAMHS nursing qualification to be considered for the role.
•    The post-holder will provide specialist assessment and clinical interventions within their professional sphere of expertise.
•    They will be responsible for outcome measurement of their caseload.
•    They will ensure that a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence-based service is available to all service users who require this input, throughout the boroughs.
•    The post-holder will establish and maintain excellent working relationships with wider children’s social care, mental health and wellbeing services and ensure adherence to evidence-based interventions by all clinical staff across the team.
•    The post-holder will be directly involved in delivering and supervising a range of clinical interventions, which may include family work, parent work, group work, school observations of children, short term input and specialist psychotherapeutic/clinical intervention.
The Team you will be joining is an energetic and passionate group of people who are driven by the need to meet Children and Young People on their terms and allow them to be heard in whichever way they are able to express themselves.  You will be joining a very well-integrated, Health, Social Care and Education Economy which allows for the sharing of skills, ideas and experiences to enhance the journey of Young People through all of the Services.
If this describes you and your passion, then this is the job and the Team for you; do not lose out on this opportunity!!

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.