Dorset CAMHS provides mental health support to children and young people. We work with patients and families across Dorset, and our services are now expanding to reach more young people and deliver even better care. We’re investing in new ways of working to provide care shaped around the people who need it, and are pioneering initiatives to deliver better mental health care in schools, community settings and specialist units.

We need the very best people to help us do that, so we’re now recruiting for staff across a range of professions. Take a look at our current vacancies to find out more.

Dorset CAMHS is managed by Dorset HealthCare, an award-winning NHS trust rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2019.

What is CAMHS?

CAMHS (short for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) provides assessment and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are suffering significant mental difficulties. We also support families and carers who need advice or help.

We employ an experienced multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, specialist therapists, psychologists and social workers. Our clinical team are supported by administrative staff, team leaders and managers. Our guide to roles in CAMHS includes more information about the different roles in CAMHS. You can also find out more about the work of CAMHS on the CAMHS Dorset website.

Developments at Dorset CAMHS

This is an incredibly exciting time to join Dorset CAMHS. We’ve been working closely with young people and families to improve the way we develop and deliver our services, and are now investing in a range of new initiatives including: