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Crisis Intervention Service B6/7 Developmental Role

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,391 to £49,587 a year incl 5% Fringe High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to exciting changes, we are seeking Band 6 to Band 7 Crisis Intervention Nurses within the Mindworks Crisis Intervention Service for Surrey.

Are you an RMN, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with experience working with Children and Young people, looking to lead & support assessments and interventions for young people who are in crisis?

Our team provide a 7 day week crisis intervention service, offering discovery conversations to children, young people & their families presenting with emotional and mental health crisis in local acute hospitals and community bases. Our operational hours are 9am 5pm Monday Sunday including Bank Holidays. There will be one late shift until 8pm, every 2 weeks. Unsocial and weekend shifts will be expected.

The successful candidate will hold an appropriate professional registration with NMC or HCPC. Experience and competence in working with vulnerable people in crisis is essential. Experience of working with children and young people is required.

There has never been a better time to join our developing and dynamic Crisis Intervention service; set within our friendly and supportive teams we encourage enthusiastic applicants to apply.

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Main duties of the job

The main duties within this role are leading and supporting assessment, risk and care planning alongside Children and Young People (CYPS), their family or carers and the acute staff to safely facilitate discharge with follow up care planned in the community.

Supporting junior staff to provide high quality care, sharing learning and developing skills through supervision and training while maintaining KPI's and collecting data to support the service growth and development are all part of this exciting role. These posts offer structured career progression with recognised training packages including modules in Crisis intervention with young people, DBT skills with an opportunity to join CYPIAPT.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

Band 6 Key Responsibilities

The post holder will work closely within the Mindworks alliance during office hours, responding to emergency referrals of young people presenting in crisis

The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner, undertaking clinical assessment of children and young people who may have a complex co-morbid mental health needs and present in crisis, working alongside medical, nursing and other professional colleagues to ensure that the most effective care and treatment is provided resulting in safe, timely discharge

To co-ordinate and liaise with Paediatric ward and paediatric liaison nurses when children and young people with mental health issues are admitted.

Work closely with the Emergency Departments, the Adult Psychiatric Liaison Service, Mental Health Crisis Teams, On Call Duty Psychiatrist, On Call Managers, Paediatric Liaison Mental Health Nurses, ensuring young people are seen in a timely manner and risk is assessed and a management plan is developed.

To work within a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team involved in the assessment and treatment of children and young people with serious and complex mental health difficulties in crisis.

To manage own caseload from referral to discharge/transfer, holding medium to high risk cases and ensure timely and accurate documentation is completed.

Ensure that outcome measures for Crisis Intervention are implemented and audited. Contribute to relevant research and ensure that interventions on the pathway are evidence based.

Be responsible for the initial assessment and subsequent facilitation of referral to Hope and/or discharge with a signed care plan regarding safety and recorded on SystmOne.

Band 7 Key Responsibilities (in addition to Band 6)

The post holder will work closely with the Mindworks alliance during office hours, responding to emergency referrals of young people presenting in crisis:

Report to and advise referrer on assessment and treatment outcomes and respond to requests for and provide formal reports for other agencies.

Represent the Crisis Intervention Service at professional/network meetings to offer advice/consultation on complex cases who are in crisis.

Develop and implement systems to monitor and evaluate the service

Supervise other Crisis Intervention professionals of a lower grade and offer support and supervision to junior team members

To undertake relevant CPD to improve assessment and treatment skills regarding crisis intervention.

Be competent in conducting crisis assessments.

Deputies for the service manager where required

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • -Post graduate qualification in Nursing, Social Work or Cccupational Therapy
  • Experience of having worked with Children and Young People (CYPs) within a crisis service desirable
Experience Essential
  • -Minimum of 3 years experience working in the relevant field, with experience of:
  • Undertaking assessments, risk assessments and treatment
  • Working with other agencies.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and leading staff
  • Training others through various mediums.
  • Understanding of family functioning.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of developing a plan of care to safeguard an adult or child.
  • -Working with CYP
  • -Experience of supporting CYP and their families with safe guarding needs
  • -Leadership skills across a range of service

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Gatton Place

St. Matthews Road



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