CAMHS Mental Health Lead Nurse/Health Practitioner YOS

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Long Eaton
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
Our Youth Offending Service is a tiny but much required part of our service.

Sitting under the CAMHS Triage and Assessment Team, the Lead CAMHS YOS practitioners work with a range of young people who are under Youth Offending Teams and also require mental health assessment and intervention.

The team attends referral and allocations meetings, with a centralised Health Hub and accept referrals for young people who meet the normal CAMHS thresholds (other options for young people include psychology or lower level emotional wellbeing work).

The Team provides care co-ordination and liaise with a range of professionals and agencies involved in young people's care such as social care, the criminal justice service and F-CAMHS.

The team accesses input from the consultants based within the recovery teams where this is required and also have close links with the Specialist Assessment Team who may be able to expedite ADHD and ASD assessments for particularly vulnerable young people (particularly where suspected neurodiversity is impacting on criminal convictions and ongoing risk).

Sometimes young people are transitioned to Core CAMHS or the Recovery Teams once their specialist interventions are complete.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Offer robust case management, care coordination and mental health support to those children and young people open to YOS with emerging mental health difficulties, acute and complex presentations.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of services to young people made subject to a youth rehabilitation order (YRO) with a mental health treatment requirement.
  • Provide high quality assessment and treatment for young people and their families, utilising knowledge and skills for interpretation, analysis of patients' needs, care planning and coordination.
  • Be responsible for delivering IAPT complaint C& YP interventions in line with national guidelines and adhere to the DH National Programme and session by session outcome measures.
  • Act as a role model to assist in the embedding of outcome measures (ROM) and outcome orientated practice in the team.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account

As a CYP IAPT Service, we endeavour to offer an accessible, evidence-basedservice to children and young people, that delivers the right intervention at the right time.

We use Routine Outcome Measures to evidence what we do and influence our practice.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, with post-registration experience, to join our multi-disciplinary team.

The vacancy is a part time post of 30 hours but we can consider increasing hours to full time.

Our service offers extended hours between the days of Monday-Friday, 8.00am-8.00pm, which the post holder would be expected to contribute to.

We offer flexible working hours to meet the needs of the service.

This post is to cover maternity leave backfill.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the relevant professional body
  • Mentorship


  • Additional qualifications relevant to the role



  • Experience of working in a mental health setting
  • Relevant post-registration experience


  • Experience of working with children and young people

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Century House

100 Nottingham Road

Long Eaton

NG10 2BZ

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