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CREST Senior Practitioner

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year n/a
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint 10 experienced clinical leaders within Kent and Medway's Crisis Assessment and Triage team. We are looking for enthusiastic clinicians to support us in an innovative transformation programme to ensure the best possible outcome for the young people and families we serve.

Being a senior member of the team and will lead in the oversight and management of clinical practice within your local area while also inputting into service development across Kent & Medway.

You will work closely alongside an operational senior practitioner for peer support and will feedback to management regularly via meetings and case discussions. This position will involve a focus on developing therapeutic outcomes for young people and families who are receiving care under the pathway and developing resources and training to improve and monitor clinical effectiveness. Within this position you will be involved in direct clinical work, overseeing case formulations jointly with the community team, and offering clinical supervision to members of the team.

This post whilst able to work across CREST, will mainly focus within the context of community intervention and support. We are looking for a qualified and experienced clinician with a strong background and understanding of assessing, managing and working with clinical risk to join our expanding multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

  • Work in conjunction with the senior clinicians and managers to support the delivery of timely and effective evidence-based therapeutic interventions to young people and families who require more intensive therapeutic support and intervention.
  • Provide specialist assessments whereappropriate, which will be used to inform interventions with children, young people and their families as well as the networks supporting them.
  • Be directly involved in delivering and whereappropriate formulating a range of therapeutic interventions
  • Provide consultation and training to support both junior team members and external professionals, including but not limited to Social Care and mainstream services supporting children and families within mental health crisis.
  • Provide supervision support and education to junior members of theteam, and contribute to multidisciplinary decision making as appropriate.
  • Offering a short intervention to help the young person manage the crisis and support with transition to the local community team, signposting, and/or discharge.
  • Where appropriate to supervise clinicians in the team and oversee allocation of cases and tasks.
  • To lead and contribute to multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and mental health problems, their carers/parents and families.
  • To undertake a range of clinical work, assessment work and parenting support.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint 10 experienced clinical leaders within Kent and Medway's Crisis Assessment and Triage team. We are looking for enthusiastic clinicians to support us in an innovative transformation programme to ensure the best possible outcome for the young people and families we serve.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for some job roles, and this will be identified through filtering questions at the start of any job application on the Trac recruitment system.

Person Specification



  • Full member of appropriate registered professional body (e.g. NMC, HCPC)



  • Experience of working with children and adolescents with complex mental health needs



  • Minimum of 2 years experience working as a band 6 or equivalent



  • Experience of providing professional teaching and training for other professionals



  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to children and adolescents safeguarding procedures and policies



  • High level knowledge of the theory and practice of short term and long term interventions in CAMHS/Crisis services

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Kent and Medway locality to be discussed at interview


TN12 0ER

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