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CAMHS CRHT / Liaison Mental Health Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
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.

Due to substantial investment, we are now in a position to recruit to the CAMHS Urgent Care Provision which covers Crisis, Home Treatment and Liaison services for young people.

Crisis and Home Treatment has an emphasis on being able to support in the most complex times of a young persons life, and help them to stabilise in their mental health.Liaison focusses on ensuring that anyone under 18 attending one of our esteemed hospitals has timely access to a sound, high quality assessment for their mental health.Both services support young people and their families therapeutically to help them navigate through the period of crisis.

Note: Practitioners will be able to specialise in one of these areas but there will be an expectation that they may need to cover all areas as service requires. This allows for greater breadth of experience and scope for development.

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. BABCP.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS Urgent Care 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. This may be in the community or in one of the acute hospitals.Offer targeted follow up interventions in a range of therapeutic modalities and training will be provided to help staff continue to build their careers.Manage mental health risk and work with the network around the young person to ensure safety and wellbeing.

We are seeking and developing a highly skilled, experienced, compassionate, flexible and motivated workforce. To support this, we set high standards for the care and support we offer this is supported by a robust induction period, a team-based approach to managing risk, on site and visible senior leadership support and specialist training opportunities. Full training will be provided.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


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.

Observe and adhere to the CAMHS ServiceSpecification, vision, aims and objectivesOffer clinical assessment and evidence-based interventionwhilst observing current best practice, legislation andguidanceWorking within Children and Young Peoples ImprovedAccess to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT)frameworks and principlesAim 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 needsContribute to a shared team caseload whilst considering and adhering tosafeguarding policy and procedure and national and locallegislationOffer 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 indicatedSeek support from the Clinical and Operational Leads and Clinical Nurse Specialists / Senior Specialist Practitioners where needed.Support peers and colleagues and promote a team working environmentEnsure suitable risk management and care plans areformulated for all clinical casesMaintain contemporaneous records in alignment with TrustpolicyWork in partnership with other teams within theNottinghamshire and bordering CAMHS ServicesTo 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 outcomesTo participate in the delivery of a range of trainingprogrammes to multi agency staff in conjunction with theCAMHS Training LeadSupport colleagues and stakeholders in tackling stigmarelating to mental healthBe 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.

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
  • Caseload Management
  • Liaison and networking skills
  • Commitment to organise and participate in Professional appraisal reviews.


  • 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.

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is preferred for this post

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview 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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