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Follow Up Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to substantial investment, we are now in a position to recruit to the CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment and CAMHS Liaison Teams as part of the Urgent Care Provision.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and therapeutically focussed practitioner to work as part of a team to deliver a follow up service for young people who have presented in crisis, either to one of our acute hospitals or via the crisis pathway.

You must be a Registered Nurse, Dip SW or equivalent social work qualification (CSS, CQSW, degree in social work), Allied Health Professional registered with the HCPC and accredited by a HCPC recognised body e.g. UKCP/BACP/BABCP.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS Urgent Care Mental Health Practitioner, you will work as part of an MDT to assess, formulate and support young people and their families when they are in a crisis situation and require access to mental health support. Practitioners will then offer targeted follow up interventions in a range of therapeutic modalities and training will be provided to help staff continue to build their careers.

Mornings will be spent undertaking 1:1 assessments and careplanning, using a range of techniques such as Solution Focussed Therapy or Single Session Therapy. There will then be opportunity to debrief as a team, before then offering a range of therapeutic interventions which will include group work, psychoeducation classes and 1:1 work for both young people and families / carers.

The aim of the provision is to help prevent young people going back into mental health crisis and offer support to reduce the number of people needing to be referred on for longer term CAMHS input, where it is felt that short term support is suitable.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The CAMHS Urgent Care Teams, incorporating Crisis, Home Treatment and Liaison pathways, are welcoming, friendly and dedicated to ensuring that young people in a mental health crisis get access to the right support in the right place at the right time. The teams are busy, supportive and encouraging of new and creative ways to innovate and improve the service we deliver.

We are a 24/7 service operating a self-rostering system for our staff.

Our team work Long Days of 8am 8pm and Nights of 8pm 8am. Rotas are prepared well in advance and we aim to promote staff wellbeing and work / life balance.

Enhancements are paid for weekend and evening / night working.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Observe and adhere to the CAMHS ServiceSpecification, vision, aims and objectives
  • Offer clinical assessment and evidence-based interventionwhilst observing current best practice, legislation andguidance
  • Working within Children and Young Peoples ImprovedAccess to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)frameworks and principles
  • Aim to be innovative and creative in the delivery oftherapeutic intervention/care bundle, and offer psycho education to children, young people and families around their mental health crisis needs
  • Contribute to a shared team caseload whilst considering and adhering tosafeguarding policy and procedure and national and locallegislation
  • Offer support and supervision to junior colleagues and receive regular Clinical and Operational supervision to maintain practice. Participate in group supervisions facilitated by specialist practitioners including Systemic Family Therapy and CBT Psychotherapists.
  • Plan and successfully manage smooth transitions wherethey are clinically indicated
  • Seek support from the Clinical and Operational Leadsand Clinical Nurse Specialists / Senior Specialist Practitioners where needed.
  • Support peers and colleagues and promote a team working environment
  • Ensure suitable risk management and care plans areformulated for all clinical cases
  • Maintain contemporaneous records in alignment with Trustpolicy
  • Work in partnership with other teams within theNottinghamshire and bordering CAMHS Services
  • To offer consultation through a range of initiatives toprofessionals with an aim of enhancing workforce skills,knowledge and capacity in recognising emotional/mentalhealth and well-being needs and undertaking interventionswith children and families to achieve positive outcomes
  • To participate in the delivery of a range of trainingprogrammes to multi agency staff in conjunction with theCAMHS Training Lead
  • Support colleagues and stakeholders in tackling stigmarelating to mental health
  • Be willing to undertake training relating to the CYP IAPTagenda and other areas of development as outlined.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is preferred for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

To discuss this role please feel free to contact the team or arrange an insight visit on 0115 8440560 or 07500 922502

Sarah Bramley: Clinical Team Lead

Person Specification



  • Relevant Professional qualification e.g. RMN, RNLD, Allied Health Professional with appropriate accreditation
  • Registration with relevant professional body


  • Evidence of post registration learning and development.
  • Additional relevant post graduate training.



  • Knowledge and understanding of theories and factors which contribute to the development of Children & Young Person's Mental Health Difficulties.
  • Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with Trust policies and procedure.
  • Be committed to anti discriminatory/ anti oppressive practice and equal opportunity in regard to patient care and team practice.


  • Knowledge or current policies, strategies and key indicators for the future and development of Child Mental Health Services
  • Ability to use electronic data recording systems.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse complex information and present formulation to professional colleagues.
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Information technology skills and experience


  • Engaged in professional development or formal training across a range of evidence-based practices.
  • Experience of caseload management.



  • Relevant post registration experience in CAMHS, Acute Mental Health, Crisis Team, Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary and multiagency working
  • Competency in completing comprehensive mental health assessment and assessment of risk.
  • Experience in the development of robust care plans, risk management plans and safety plans.
  • Experience in the development of robust care plans and risk management plans
  • Understanding of responsibilities in relation to Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, CPA & Safeguarding.
  • Competency in meeting the expected performance and data quality targets for the role in a timely manner and an understanding of the importance of this.
  • Evidence of the ability to use and provide clinical supervision OR willingness to undertake training to do so.
  • Proven ability to recognise and respond to identified safeguarding concerns
  • The ability to maintain accurate, contemporaneous case records in line with Trust Policies & Procedures.
  • Ability to be an autonomous practitioner whilst also being an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience of crisis management
  • Experience of coordinating day to day clinical activity, applying appropriate clinical decision making, triage and priority weighting.
  • Experience in using Routine Outcome Measures (ROMS) in a clinical setting.
  • Experience of delegation of clinical tasks and management of team diary
  • Experience of working in a community based, mental health team.
  • Experience of Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Experience and ability to develop a rapport with and engage people around their emotional wellbeing including those with social communication / neuro diversity
  • Experience of coordinating and participating in professionals' meetings, discharge coordination / planning meetings.
  • Experience of delivering training to groups of professionals or facilitating parent / carer groups or youth focussed groups.



  • Qualification in Student Practice Placement Assessor or Supervisor OR Willingness to complete.


  • Experience of support, mentoring and supervising students on placement.

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



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