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Specialist CAMHS Crisis Practitioner

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£47,154 to £52,936 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for two Specialist CAMHS Crisis Practitioners to join the EL CAMHS Crisis service for 12 months. We are a seeking two practitioners to join our service who are passionate about providing high-quality mental care with children, young people and their families at times of crisis.

We deliver 24/7 coordinated care to children and young people and their families in mental health crisis across City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham. Our service can be accessed by young people attending hospital Emergency Departments and agreed community locations.

The role primarily entails providing crisis assessments and brief interventions to children, young people and their families referred to the service.

Shifts post-holder is required to work 7 days a week on the following shift patterns:

- Long day (09:00-21:00 responding to young people presenting in mental health crisis at Homerton, Royal London or Newham University Hospital AND 12:00-00:00 responding to contacts via the All Age Crisis lines)

- Night (20:45-09:15 responding to young people presenting in mental health crisis at Homerton, Royal London or Newham University Hospital, involves lone working from EL CAMHS Crisis)

- OPTIONAL Twilight (17:00-23:00, this is an additional shift the team are piloting to provide additional support to young people presenting during the night shift).

Main duties of the job

  • To effectively triage and accept referrals to the service, liaising with other professionals and providing initial advice as appropriate.
  • To provide comprehensive mental health and risk assessments of children, young people and their families/carers referred in crisis.
  • To manage risk by putting in place care plans, safety & coping plans and other risk interventions in a variety of settings, e.g. A&E, paediatric wards and the community.
  • To manage risk by putting in place care plans, safety & coping plans and other risk interventions in a variety of settings, e.g. A&E, paediatric wards and the community.
  • To engage in assertive outreach work with children/young people and their families where appropriate.


About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the Job Description (JD) and Person Specification (PS) attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education, Training & Qualification Essential
  • Education,Qualification in appropriate mental healthQualifications/Application Training Andprofession such as Nursing, Systemictraining in relevantform QualificationPsychotherapy, Clinical/Educationalspecialist skills e.g. Psychology, Child Psychotherapy,systemic therapies, Occupational Therapy, Social Work.CBT, DBT, Solution
  • Registration with relevant UK governing body.
Desirable
  • Education,Qualification in appropriate mental healthQualifications/Application Training Andprofession such as Nursing, Systemictraining in relevantform QualificationPsychotherapy, Clinical/Educationalspecialist skills e.g. Psychology, Child Psychotherapy,systemic therapies, Occupational Therapy, Social Work.CBT, DBT, Solution Focused therapy
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with childrens, young people and their families with complex mental health needs including vulnerable young people who present with high risk behaviours
  • Experience of working a wide range of CAMHS problems
  • Experience of care planning
  • Experience of working in a culturally diverse Inner city area
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinaryteam
  • Experience of working in or liaising closely with multi-agency teams working with young people
  • Experience in the use of CAMHS clinical outcomes
  • Experience in crisis work
Desirable
  • Speciality CAMHS experience eg YOT, Eating Disorders, Adolescent Inpatient Ward, working in substance abuse
  • Experience of managing and supervising junior staff
  • Experience of service development, audit and quality improvement
  • Experience of delivering training in multi-agency settings
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Skilled in emergency and crisis assessments
  • Skilled in providing brief therapeutic interventions and psycho-education
  • Able to manage own time and caseload, prioritising assessments and treatment in non mental health settings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to lead, support and influence others
  • Teaching skills, both in clinical setting and education centres
  • Skills in the use of Information Technology and electronic patient record systems
Knowledge Essential
  • Up to date knowledge of CAMHS issues including assessment and interventions
  • An awareness of different research methods
  • A working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines
Desirable
  • Knowledge of auditand quality improvement
Other Essential
  • Commitment to equal and diversity
Desirable
  • Knowledge ofdevelopment in inter agency partnership


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