Our roles include

NursingPsychiatryPsychotherapyClinical managementCrisis workSupport workAdministrationNursing

Careers at Dorset CAMHS

Careers at Dorset CAMHS change lives.

Every role here is a chance to make a difference – to your own future, and to the children and young people we support.

We offer a range of opportunities for people from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, in both inpatient and community settings. Whether you’re a qualified CAMHS practitioner looking to relocate to a service that’s leading the way in care, or you’ve never worked in mental health before but want to transfer your skills, we have career opportunities to suit you. We’ll offer you the chance to thrive in a career with an innovative, forward-thinking NHS trust that has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Find out more about the different careers Dorset CAMHS can offer below or take a look at our current vacancies.

Clinical psychologist

Clinical psychologists are trained to work with children and young people who are experiencing emotional, social and behavioural distress.


CAMHS child psychotherapists and adolescent psychotherapists treat a range of emotional and behavioural problems that may have been resistant to other treatments.

Admin roles

The CAMHS admin team play a vital role in ensuring the service runs smoothly, and that the clinical teams have the right support and systems in place to provide the best possible care.

Child or adolescent psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is a medically trained doctor who has undergone additional training to specialise in the assessment and treatment of mental health conditions.

CAMHS manager

CAMHS managers might included clinical service managers, team leaders and more

Crisis worker

Crisis practitioners work with young people who are experiencing particular difficulties and struggles, such as with low mood, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

Mental health nurse

A CAMHS mental health nurse will provide care and support to children, young people and their families.

Mental health support worker

CAMHS support workers often work in the community with young people and/or their families to provide help and support in different ways.

Wellbeing practitioner

Wellbeing practitioners support young people who are experiencing low mood and anxiety, using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) skills.

CAMHS practitioner

A CAMHS practitioners registered mental health nurse, occupational therapist, psychologist, social worker or other allied health professional.

Occupational therapist

CAMHS occupational therapists work with children and young people to improve their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

Family therapist

Family therapists work with the whole family where possible, so that everyone becomes part of the solution.

CBT therapist

CBT is a talking therapy that can help children and young people to manage problems by changing the way they think.

Nurse prescriber

Non-medial prescribers support the medical staff in the CAMHS team and are able to provide medication to supplement therapeutic treatments.

Read our staff stories

Hear from some of our staff and find out more about what they do with Dorset CAMHS

The list of roles above isn’t comprehensive, so take a look at our current vacancies to see what’s available and the specific qualifications, registrations and experience required. If you’re looking to move into a career in CAMHS and take a new direction, you can also have a look at our information on routes into CAMHS careers.