Triage & Assessment Team Lead Practitioner (Nurse/OT/Social Worker)

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derby City and Derbyshire
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a newly established Team within the Children and Young People's (CYP) IAPT Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, covering Derby City and South Derbyshire.

The post holder will hold a professional registration, equivalent to that of a registered Nurse, Social worker or Occupational Therapist.

The post holder will work in the CAMHS Urgent Care and Assessment Services Pathway, specifically the Triage and Assessment Team.

The Triage and Assessment Team offers Triage calls to children and Young People on the CAMHS Waiting List as well as concise initial assessment & plan formulation to children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties, with the aim of preventing long term stays within service.

The post holder would be expected to contribute to the Triage calls and initial assessment clinics.

The successful candidate will have a small caseload of up to 3 complex cases at any one time for up to a maximum period of 6 weeks to offer care co-ordination and risk management where needed, be a part of the duty rota and work alongside the wider CAMHS service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with children and young people in assessing and formulating a robust plan of care for their mental health difficultiesguided by IAPT compliant C&YP interventions in line with national guidelines and adhere to the DH National Programme and session by session outcome measures.

The post holder will act as a role model to assist in the embedding of outcome measures (ROM) and outcome orientated practice in the team.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary pathway team (MDT) for children and young people who present with severe mental illness, acute and complex presentations including mental health concerns who have traditionally found it difficult to access service (ie looked after children, young offenders, young people with alcohol and substance issues).

In accordance with national and local priorities, and clinical guidelines the post holder will be responsive to the needs and views of local children, young people and their families.

Derbyshire Healthcare is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

As a CYP IAPT Service, we endeavour to offer an accessible, evidence-basedservice to children and young people, that delivers the right intervention at the right time.

We use Routine Outcome Measures to evidence what we do and influence our practice.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, with post-registration experience, this would normally equate to 2 years, to join our multi-disciplinary team.

The vacancy is a full time post, consideration of part time hours can be made.

Our service offers extended hours between the days of Monday-Friday, 8.00am-8.00pm, which the post holder would be expected to contribute to.

We offer flexible working hours to meet the needs of the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Sophie Hextall

Job title

Triage & Assessment Team Manager

Email address

Telephone number

0300 790 0264

Additional contact information

Chloe Martin,Deputy Area Service Manager,

Person Specification Core Profession Essential
  • Professional registration with relevant body, eg NMC, HCPC, Social Work England
  • Additional qualifications relevant to the role
Experience Essential
  • Recent and relevant post-registration experience in practice
  • Experience of working in a mental health setting

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