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Mental Health Practitioner RAIS Team

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Across East Lancashire
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking, passionate and motivated nurses or allied health professionals to join our newly commissioned CAMHS Rapid Assessment and Intensive Support Team.

The role is in a new part of the service to provide rapid and timely response for a small but significant complex number of young people who may require a rapid assessment and short term intervention

The service is been developed to meet the needs of an increasing number of young people presenting with complex needs who are seeking a rapid assessment on a paediatric ward, community or other place of safety.

You will be a dynamic and forward thinking practitioner who is prepared to meet the challenges of a new element of our service, delivering the highest quality of care for the children and young people in Pennine Lancashire.

An ability to assess, formulate and intervene from a multi-theoretical perspective is a must as is the ability to work with young people and families from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Significant experience within specialist CAMHS or adult mental health is essential whilst knowledge of IT systems would be advantageous. Supervision requirements are acknowledged and supported by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust and these will be negotiated with the successful candidate in order to meet local and professional need.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • Delivery of clinical services provided by the RAIS Team which is inclusive of self-harm, ward based and community responses.
  • Ensuring Team Co-ordinator is fully cognisant of significant day to day issues through effective and proactive agreed communication.
  • Developing clinical management plans of a caseload of clients with complex needs, using CPA principles, evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, delivered both in our hospitals and in the community

As a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner in the team, you will be involved in assessments and short term intensive support. The team will work 7 days a week and cover shift pattern until 10pm. Therefore shifts and weekend working are part of the working practice.

About us

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large and integrated healthcare organisation, with a vision to be widely recognised for delivering safe, personal and effective care. ELCAS is part of the Division of Family Care, and we have close relationships with Paediatric colleagues. We have an innovative Primary Care team working with local GPs and schools, and enjoy strong relationships with a range of third sector agencies through our CYP IAPT Partnership.

We want to support you in developing your career in children, young people and young adults' mental health, and give you the opportunity to drive your ideas forward, having a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

At ELCAS, our vision is to be a recognised centre of excellence providing high quality Child and Adolescent psychological and mental health services that exceed people's expectations. As well as rated Outstanding by the CQC, we are also accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS, part of the Royal College of Psychiatry Centre for Quality Improvement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description.

The service offers placements for trainees in core Psychiatry and General Practice higher specialty trainees in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and students from a wide range of disciplines including nursing and clinical psychology. You will be expected to contribute to the overall training offered within the service and to outside agencies where appropriate, as well as mentoring learners in the team There are good links with the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Central Lancashire.

Person Specification



  • RMN/CQSW/DipSW/BSc.OT or other relevant professional qualification
  • Proven ability to manage complex situations
  • Extensive mental health experience
  • Proven ability to plan and organize own casework. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to clinically assess and provide interventions
  • Ability to work unsocial hours and weekends
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Additional clinical qualification
  • Ability to work and manage priorities under pressure
  • CAMHS clinical experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Across East Lancashire

Casterton Avenue

Across East Lancashire

BB10 2PQ

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