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CAMHS Crisis, Liaison and IHT Clinician

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
Are you looking for a new challenge and rewarding progressive career in Children and Young people's Mental Health Services? Then look no further our Durham and Darlington Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Crisis Team are looking for new recruits to join our amazing team. We are looking for caring, compassionate, energetic and motivated individuals who are passionate about improving the lives and mental health of our young people. Would you like to make a difference? If the answer is yes then the Durham and Darlington CAMHS Crisis service would like to hear from you!

This is a pivotal role as our team helps to support the reduction of hospital admissions. Our team provides Crisis support and intensive home treatment to young people who are experiencing mental health crisis and emotional distress. The service can be fast paced and the ideal applicant will be extremely organised and self-motivated to provide high quality assessment and formulation for the young people within the service. We provide evidence based assessments and interventions for young people. The team provide a creative and pro-active approach in engaging young people and their families. The individual will be able to work independently but also work well in a team.

In exchange you will be well supported, with continuing opportunities for your on-going professional development. You will be offered a staff induction period where you will be support to build on your knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

The nature of this works requires a calm, consistent approach to some of the most challenging clinical situations alongside a willingness to be compassionate, creative and flexible in delivering care to young people and their families/carers. As the team continues to develop you will be given the opportunity to influence and contribute to service development, providing a high degree of job satisfaction and personal progression. The successful candidate will be able to confidently lead and direct more junior staff. They will also be able to make sound clinical decision to help reduce and manage the risk of harm to the young person, liaising effectively with other agencies and professionals. To apply for this role you will have experience in mental health services and whilst having knowledge of child and adolescent mental health is desirable having the right values and attitude plus a desire to learn new skills. You will also have an understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act), detailed understanding of Safeguarding and Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice. If you think that you have what it takes and you are someone who likes a challenge then the team would like to hear from you if you are a professionals who is a Registered Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist.

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

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

If you are interested in this post and have any questions then we would encourage you to ring and speak about this prior to applying for the job,

please contact the CAMHS crisis team on

08000516171 select option 1 and then option 2

Or email

Team Manager- Amy Etherington

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Recognised qualification in a specific model of therapy e.g. family therapy, CBT etc.
  • Leadership or management qualification.
  • Recognised training in Facilitation of Parenting Groups.



  • Significant experience working in a mental health service managing risk
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Experience of using Positive Behaviour Support approaches.
  • Experience of engaging young people in a community setting.



  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to children and young people, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.


  • Experience of managing crisis situations and decision making in pressurised situations



  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.


  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Lanchester Road Hospital



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