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CAMHS Crisis Liaison Nurse

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Church Village
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024
The primary principle of this role is to provide a timely assessment of children and young people who present in crisis.To provide support, advice and education to the Emergency Departments/Paediatric wards/General Wards to build knowledge and skills of staff within these settings in the care and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems, and to ensure a timely and effective treatment and discharge.The post holder will be responsible to the Band 7 Nurse and be expected to provide assessments and interventions to children and young people in a crisis.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three skilled and dynamic nurses to become part of our developing CAMHS Crisis Liaison Service. The post holder will be responsible for urgent emergency assessments of children and young people presenting in crisis. The ability to make balanced decisions and use positive risk taking approaches, whilst managing potentially high pressure situations is an essential part of this role.

The post involves interagency liaison with local A& E departments and paediatric wards as well as with Child and Family Social Services, education and other agencies, as needed.

The post holder will also be responsible for providing Consultation and training within CAMHS as well as to outside agencies.

CAMHS Crisis are now offering a 24 hour service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and or knowledge


  • Registered Nurse/Degree. Mentorship training/qualification. Evidence of relevant post-registration Continuing Professional Development. Specialist knowledge and experience within specialist area. Advanced knowledge of Nursing Speciality. Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Measures. Knowledge of audit and research. Knowledge of Adult Protection and Child Protection policies and procedures. Knowledge of Clinical Governance and application in practice. Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control Procedures. Ability to demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and awareness of current evidence base relevant to the area of practice. Sound working knowledge of the Welsh Government's Strategies, National Frameworks and NICE Guidelines.


  • Teaching and Assessing qualification. Clinical Leadership qualification/training. Clinical Supervision qualification/training.



  • Substantial post-registration experience including of working with children and young people in a variety of settings. Substantial experience of working with children and young people with complex and diverse mental health needs. Substantial experience of assessing children and young people presenting with challenging high risk behaviours. With the ability to formulate risk management plans. Clinical and theoretical teaching in a range of contexts. Working knowledge of Clinical Governance. Evidence of implementing innovation and change in clinical practice. Evidence of undertaking clinical audit and/or research in clinical practice. Experience and management of working with families in distress and high expressed emotion.


  • Experience in a range of clinical settings. Working knowledge of Primary Care Teams.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Organisational ability and time management skills. Advanced clinical assessment skills of children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties. Crisis assessment skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritise and problem solve. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Keyboard/word processing skills. Ability to present information clearly. Good negotiating skills. Facilitation/Presentation and Teaching skills. Clinical competency across a range of clinical skills. De-escalation skills.


  • Ability to speak Welsh Project Management skills.



  • The post holder must : Be motivated and possesses a non-judgemental attitude towards others. Work well both as an individual and as part of a team, always acting in a professional manner. Be able to demonstrate a positive and caring attitude to all children and young people, relatives and members of staff in a calm and professional manner. Be an effective team player with ability to enthuse and develop potential in others. Be able to maintain judgement when under pressure or in highly distressing/emotive situations. Ability to manage anxiety of self and others. Possess a strong commitment to improving children and young peoples' experiences and care. Be able to work to unplanned and planned deadlines. Demonstrate assertive qualities and diplomacy. Be confident and able to work autonomously. Be proactive and innovative. Be collaborative, personable and a good listener. Be resilient and self motivated with drive and vision. Able to work on own initiative and manage a range of priorities across competing agendas. Possess a positive attitude to joint working.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Tonteg Child & Family Centre

Church Road

Church Village

CF38 1HE

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