CAMHS Crisis Liaison Nurse

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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CAMHS Crisis Liaison Nurse - Band 7

The CAMHS Crisis team in Luton and South Bedfordshire have opportunities for experienced Mental Health professionals to join our developing team as a CAMHS Crisis Nurse. As part of investment into the Crisis service we are excited to be expanding our service to work with young people in the community in creative and innovative ways and are looking for a number of professionals to join our existing dedicated team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced Mental Health Nurse who is committed to providing excellent care for young people and their families. The crisis team works alongside the Adolescent Mental Health team, an integrated multi agency service offering treatment to young people and families with complex and significant mental health presentations. We provide short to medium term high intensity intervention with the aim of preventing hospital admission and work with local partners and CAMHS teams in the South of Bedfordshire.

The work will range from Mental State assessments to multi-agency work including therapeutic work, consultation, peer supervision, joint work and participation in team meetings. You will be committed to delivering high quality care through evidence based practice and in return we will demonstrate our commitment to your development through strong supervision and CPD opportunities. We value the importance of cohesive multi-disciplinary working and welcome applicants from all disciplines interested in the role.

About us

We place immense value on the contribution of our nurses and as such are committed to the development of a strong governance structure which offers high quality training, supervisions and career development opportunities.

Luton is a fast growing hub and multi-ethnic community, its multicultural demographic makes it an exciting and hugely fulfilling place to practice. It is a half hour train journey from central London, with the clinic a five minute walk from the station. The Trust has an arrangement for 50% discount on season ticket fares with Thameslink, the rail provider, for its staff.

We look forward to discussing the role further with interested candidates and receiving your application. For further information please contact Jenny Sookraj (Clinical Team Lead) or Katie Lodder (Professional Lead) on 01525 638613.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will have
  • Excellent assessment, risk assessment and management skills
  • Experience of working with young people and families
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting with leadership, management and supervisory responsibilities
  • Great communication skills with young people and with colleagues from different sector

This is an exciting post which will appeal to colleagues committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication skills and experience of working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognized professional qualification/registration (eg Degree/ Diploma or equivalent in Social Work, RMHN, BACP or BABCP accredited, Systemic Practitioner with two years post graduate training, Counsellor
  • Relevant post graduate qualification
  • Mentoring qualification or equivalent teaching qualification/ex perience
  • Masters Degree or working towards postgraduate qualification in related CAMHS or specific treatment modality
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in CAMHS or with young people experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Experience of managing and supervising junior staff
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of working in or liaising closely with multi agency teams working with adolescents eg Youth Services, YOT etc
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people who present with high risk behaviours
  • Experience of using CBT
Skills Essential
  • Evidence of well developed clinical skills and knowledge, including mental health assessments and therapeutic interventions
  • Able to assess, hypothesize and prescribe interventions
  • Advanced skills in particular therapeutic approaches
  • Proven ability to work with children and young people in distress or through psychiatric emergency
  • Enthusiasm for a broad range of psychiatric phenomena, an interest in models of service delivery and an ability to articulate the value added by nursing services within the context of multi disciplinary mental health services
  • The ability to maintain and represent a CAMHS identity within a multi- agency setting, including managing the dynamics of a team within a team, i.e. The Specialist Workers in that context
  • Evidence of ability to lead, support and influence others
  • A high degree of self-awareness and an ability to reflect on personal and professional attitudes and accept feedback
  • Computer skills
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of potential barriers and resources within a multi agency setting that affect mental health and are relevant to children, young people and their families
  • Knowledge of Systemic family work
  • Knowledge of CBT and group work
  • Knowledge of the, Mental Health Act and associated legislation including Child Protection Procedures
  • Issues which impact on care delivery
  • Knowledge of audit and research
  • Awareness of current national guidelines and polices in the field of CAMHS Knowledge of the Children Act

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