Skip to main content

This job has expired

CAMHS Crisis Clinician

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

View more

Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a registered clinician to become part of the Teeswide CAMHS crisis team. The post is for a band 6 clinician who has a keen interest in childrens mental health and is able to work in a fast paced but rewarding service. The post is to work as an autonomous clinician carrying out crisis assessments and being able to formulate plans for young people and their carers during times of distress.

The crisis team is a 24 hour service that caters for children and young people up to the age of 18 living in the Teesside area and offers rapid assessment of mental health and emotional needs for children in crisis.

Nursing applicants must have a minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment.

Main duties of the job

The main duties involve assessment of mental health and emotional needs of children who present in crisis. The clinician needs to be able to carry out a thorough risk assessments and be able to formulate safety plans with children and their carers during times of distress.

offer telephone support to children, young people, carers and other professionals who need advice and guidance around emotional distress.

Short term interventions around risk management and monitoring of mental state with a view to maintaining young people safely in the community wherever possible.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post requires the successful candidate to work shifts over a 7 day period - both days and night duties.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be able to communicate effectively with others.

Demonstrate good leadership skills to be able to coordinate the day to day running of a shift.

A good understanding of children's mental health and emotional wellbeing needs.

Work well with partner agencies with an understanding of how services link together to meet the needs of children and young people.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional Information Enquiries: Alan Hanlon, 0800 0516171 (option 3 then 1)

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate professional body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area (within agreed timescale)
  • Depending on work area, recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • CAMHS Degree
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession
  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc
  • Recognised training in Facilitation of Parenting Groups



  • Experience working in a multidiscplinary team
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • Working with young people and families


  • Leadership experience
  • Mentoring students



  • Understanding of relevant legislation
  • Understanding of safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.


  • The trusts QIS System

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Acklam Road Hospital

Acklam Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert