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Practitioner - Women's Crisis House

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of London HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We particularly want to encourage women from Black and minoritized communities to apply for this position to expand the diversity within this team.

Drayton Park Women's Crisis House offers women in acute crisis as alternative to hospital admission within a trauma informed model. Applicants need to be committed to providing women only services and show an understanding of why women need to use mental health services.

The post holders would be expected to lead shifts within this residential service and lead on the stay of a group of women. They would be expected to be skilled and compassionate in safety planning and demonstrate an ability to multitask and work in a fast pace service.

They would supervise junior staff and provide therapeutic one to one sessions and group activities.

The role required excellent written communication as referrals , assessments , NHS records are all included in this role.

They need to be resilient and robust to work within a service where women disclose and have experience past and current trauma.

Main duties of the job

As above

Taking referrals, facilitating assessments, leading on a crisis stay for a group of women, supervising junior staff and taking responsibility for the service on a shift basis.

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

as above the job description and PS can be requested by emailing

Also please look at details of this service on the Trust website or internet. And further information please look on line about research relating to Drayton Park.

Person Specification



  • Able to work within an acute crisis service, completing risk assessments and safety planning
  • Study or experience working with women who are vulnerable , understanding the impact of trauma
  • Experience and skills at multitasking in a fast paced service


  • Academic study of psychology or women's studies
  • Study of trauma informed models
  • Working nights or shifts in a crisis setting



  • Demonstrate an understanding of risk and safety planning for women


  • Demonstrate a compassionate attitude to working with marginalised women



  • Excellent written and face to face communication
  • Skilled in working with domestic abuse /safeguarding

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Drayton Park Women's Crisis House

32 Drayton Park


N5 1PB

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