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Crisis Team Social Worker

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are delighted to be able to advertise for a Social Work specific - Band 6 Crisis Clinician role, within the Harrogate Adult Crisis Resolution and Intensive Home Treatment Team.

This is a permanent position, supporting the adult populations of Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Wetherby and surrounding areas. The team operates over 24 hours, 7 days a week, with a 12 hr shift pattern.

The post holder will be part of a resilient, welcoming and professional team that works collaboratively with internal and external partners to meet the needs of those who are experiencing a crisis in their mental health needs. The team takes a recovery orientated, formulation driven approach, which values shared decision making.

This post is open to Social Workers only, with current relevant registration.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have significant knowledge and experience within Social Care. They will be supported to develop and improve existing links with our Social Care partners.

The role will involve co-ordination of the shift, triage and assessment of referrals, risk management, formulation and liaison with internal and external agencies as required.

The team are part of an All Age 24hr Crisis Response Line service operated by all Crisis teams within the North Yorkshire and York Adult Mental Health Locality. We also manage gatekeeping admissions to the acute admission wards as well as supporting bed management when required.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical leadership of more junior members/students within the team, prioritising workload and utilising resources appropriately to ensure that service user and carers needs are met. Applicants should be highly motivated, have the ability to act on own initiative and have sound assessment and written skills.

There is ample opportunity to develop and enhance your existing clinical skills. As a Trust we are dedicated to the ongoing professional development of our staff, supporting through supervision and professional appraisal.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the attached job description for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Please don't hesitate to contact myself, Nicola Holliday, Team Manager or Lizzie Park our Advanced Nurse Practitioner for more information or to arrange to come for an informal visit.

Person Specification



  • A registered social work qualification plus a period of indentured practice
  • Registration with SWE
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant legislation including Mental Health Act
  • Practice Educator 1 & 2 Evidence of psychosocial educational qualification or willingness to work towards within agreed timescale


  • Recognised mentor or clinical educator



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional and/or care co-ordinator responsibilities



  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health
  • Working collaboratively with service users, their families and carers


  • Can demonstrate evidence of leadership experience
  • Provide clinical supervision to individuals or groups in a professional setting

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