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CAMHS Crisis Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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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.

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 geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North

Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest, learning, ambitious

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.

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

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Current professional registration with appropriate professional body
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • CAMHS degree
Experience Essential
  • Experience working in a multidiscplinary team
  • Provide clinical supervision
  • working with young people and families
  • Leadership experience
  • mentoring students
knowledge Essential
  • 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

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