An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Lambeth CAMHS Rapids (Crisis) Team for a 1 year fixed term contract.
We wish to recruit a Clinical Specialist to take day to day responsibility in being a key member of the Rapids team. The post holder will work alongside a team which consists of a Clinical Service Lead, Clinical Pathway Lead, several clinical specialists/therapists and a vocational worker. Rapids supports young people and families who have severe and complex mental health needs many often in the middle of a mental health crisis. The post holder will ensure that service access and delivery is efficient, effective, evidence based, needs led, as well as service user and carer focused.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be required to undertake complex mental health assessments for young people presenting in crisis, have high levels of complexity for example contextual risks, complex neurodevelopmental profiles and/or significant mental health needs
The post holder primary focus is to offer fast tracked evidenced based therapeutic treatment, to young people who are designated as the most urgent in the borough, this will necessitate the applicant to have undertaken significant therapeutic training
The post holder will share responsibility for ensuring that CAMHS staff within the teams achieve positive clinical outcomes for children, young people and their families and that these are evidenced by performance indicators such as activity data, targets and quality measures. You will also share responsibility for ensuring that all team members participate in audit, evaluation and research.
The post holder will work with other CAMHS practitioners in the service from all disciplines, and members of a number of internal and external professional networks to ensure that care plans for individual children and services across agencies are co-ordinated efficiently and effectively.
The post holder will be part of a wider team and will be required to offer support for other members of the crisis team especially during crisis situations or when the care coordinator is otherwise indisposed
We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.
Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
Other benefits include:
- Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
- Work life balance,flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
- Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
- Car lease,our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
- Accommodation,our staff benefit from keyworker housing which is available on selected sites
- NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through Health Service Discounts website.
- Counselling services
- Wellbeing events
- Long service awards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Childcare vouchers
- Staff restaurants
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder work will primarily need to be face to face with some limited opportunity to work from home
All applicants will require a professional training and relevant CAMHS experience in combination with professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) ,Health Professional's Council (HPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP),The UK Council for Psychotherapy(UKCP)
Assessed supervised clinical experience working with children andadolescents with mental health problems/needs or clear evidence oftransferable skills.
Experience of working with young people who present with suicidalideation/plans and self-harm.
Working in collaboration with supervisor, service user, carers andMDT in assessing needs, planning and implementing care
A good understanding and some experience of the following: Group,individual and family work, multi-disciplinary work, clinical governance and audit and the process of clinical supervision in CAMHS
Ability to be able to tolerate high levels of distress from children and families who resent in a mental health crisis.
Ability to be able to work with emotive material and manage high risk and hard to reach groups.
Person Specification Essential Essential
- require a professional training and relevant CAMHS experience in combination with professional registration with one of the following statutory bodies: the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) , Health Professional's Council (HPC), Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP),The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Experience in adapting therapy to meet need of young people with complex neurodevelopmental profiles ENB 998 or mentorship and or equivalent experience and training (Nursing only)
- Assessed supervised clinical experience working with children and adolescents with mental health problems/needs or clear evidence of transferable skills.
- Experience of working with young people who present with suicidal ideation/plans and self-harm.
- Working in collaboration with supervisor, service user, carers and MDT in assessing needs, planning and implementing care
- Taking responsibility for care delivery & care coordination & maintaining a safe therapeutic environment
- A good understanding and some experience of the following: Group, individual and family work, multidisciplinary work, clinical governance and audit and the process of clinical supervision in CAMHS
- Working with families in a multi-racial urban environment
- Working with Looked After Children and foster carers
- Mental health disorders in children and adolescents Difficulties common to Looked After Children e.g. attachment difficulties
- The Children Act 1989, 2004 and The Mental Health Act 1983, Human Rights Act 1998 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 London Child protection procedures Assessment of risk and management of risk factors The principles of clinical governance and practice.
- Relevant research and its application to assessment, treatment and case management of CAMH disorders
- Research informed and evidence based methods of assessment, treatment and case management.
Skills & Abilities Essential
- Ability to be able to tolerate high levels of distress from children and families who present in a mental health crisis. Ability to be able to work with emotive material and manage high risk and hard to reach groups.
- Ability to work therapeutically with the client group, using a range of therapeutic interventions Ability to work under pressure. Ability to take on new concepts/forward thinking Good written and verbal presentation skills
- Ability to be able to work with emotive material and manage high risk and hard to reach groups.
- Ability to take on new concepts/forward thinking
- Skill in using a specific therapy in practice
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