CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced Treatment Team Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023
We have an opportunity for a registered practitioner (Band 5 or 6) to join our CAMHS crisis service in the south of the county (12 month secondment or fixed term posts also considered).

The team work with children and young people under 18 years old who are acutely mentally unwell and require a mental health triage/assessment, crisis support, intensive home treatment or hospital admission. We strive to keep young people out of hospital by offering an enhanced home treatment model, if a young person is admitted to hospital we will work closely with them to repatriate them home as soon as possible. We work jointly with CAMHS eating disorder service.

The team's main base is Boston however there is also the option of being based at Grantham dependent on your home location.

The service works closely with other CYP services and offers a 7 day week service. Working hours of the team are 8.45hrs-19.00hrs, 7 days a week. We work closely as a team, with a shared caseload.

We offer extensive training in the teams, some of this includes CBT, DBT, EMDR etc and run groups for young people within the service. As a service we like to encourage innovation and staff development.

If you are interested in working within CAMHS crisis service or want to come meet the teams or find out more please contact Emily Wilson via email or MS teams.

Main duties of the job

Working within CYP services to deliver a prompt and effective crisis service for CYP under the age of 18. Duties will include shift co-ordinate on some days, triage and assessment, multi agency working and liaison, engagement and outreach, interventions for CYP with low mood, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, self harm management, safety planning, risk assessing, and offering family/carers support.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of community clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.
  • Provide rapid response to children/young people presenting with urgent and emergency mental health presentations over a 24/7 rota (alongside MH liaison team).
  • Work as part of a team managing referrals for assessment and intensive community treatment for young people experiencing a mental health crisis or at risk of hospital admission.
  • Act as bed co-ordinators for out of county placements alongside the CAMHS Bed manager.
  • Support the Access Assessment of new referrals for in-patient beds.
  • Act as lead professional for complex cases within the team
  • Engage with young people to provide mental health and risk assessment, risk management plans, and taking appropriate therapeutic risk for young people following crisis.
  • Provide full assessment and collaborative care planning for implementation by the multi-disciplinary team, in partnership with young people/carers and other workers involved in care delivery.
  • Work in accordance with relevant childcare, health legislation and professional standards in partnership with wider childrens services and to engage fully with Safeguarding, Common Assessment. Framework and other processes which requires working together with other agencies.
  • Proactively involve children/young people and their families/carers in service development including using service questionnaires to obtain structured feedback.
  • Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children/young people and families/carers.
  • Work closely with other colleagues within the service to enable effective transitions to and from other areas.
  • Ensure best practice by incorporating NICE guidance and meeting healthcare standards.
  • Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records.
  • Help support and develop other staff in the team and provide supervision/line management.
  • To be able to travel independently and work flexibly across the county to support the service, from a designated base.
  • Use outcome measures to evidence effectiveness of treatments provided.
  • Participate in management and clinical supervision.
  • Manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with, and in order to contribute towards the attainment of, the Service/Trust productivity requirements including waiting times.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate professional with current registration
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.


  • Leadership training
  • Training in Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) or Family systemic practices



  • Relevant experience of working with people with mental health needs
  • Experience of working with individuals in crisis
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Experience of managing and developing staff including supervision


  • Experience of working with children and young people.



  • Expert knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act, Care Programme Approach and Risk Assessment.
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development, risk assessment and risk management of young people in crisis
  • Experience of using evidence based practice.
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and autonomously and to manage own and other colleagues anxieties.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to delegate whilst maintaining overall responsibility for service users care, where appropriate.
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes.
  • Well-developed IT skills
  • Excellent time management skills, organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and to manage own and other workloads efficiently.

Special requirements


  • Able to travel around the county independently and in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Galaxy Suite Archway Centre


PE21 8EG

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