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CAMHS Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be under the Enfield CAMHS management structure and receive regular supervision from the service.

The post holder will identify young people under 18 years old(or 18 years old CAMHS service users in transition to adult services)who have: mental health disorders; neurodevelopmental conditions; learning disability; substance misuse when they first encounter the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants, or offenders. They will refer them for appropriate health or social care or enable them to be diverted away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting, if required. L&D services aim to improve overall health outcomes for people and to support people in the reduction of re-offending. It also aims to identify vulnerabilities in people earlier on which reduces the likelihood that people will reach a crisis-point and helps to ensure the right support can be put in place from the start.

The post holder will compliment an existing coordinated and successful approach by developing and supporting systems to ensure that when a young person is arrested, they are provided the opportunity for a mental health, safety, and wellbeing assessment. The post holder will ensure that when a young person, who has been arrested and not already working with the YJS, has access to a mental health professional who will be able to provide an initial assessment and link the young person with community services.

Main duties of the job

  • Communicate complex information in simple ways to children and young people in highly stressful environments.
  • Dealing with sensitive or contentious information, sharing information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR)
  • To maintain confidentiality of any information received in the course of your duties.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies to safeguard and protect children, young people, and adults
  • Routine communication, which may be complex, i.e., involving a number of agencies / service providers for youth offenders with concerns around: physical/mental health; safeguarding; and criminal justice

About us

BEH-MHT Vision and Values

Our vision

Our vision is embedded within our clinical strategy. We want to help people live, love, do.
  • Live - A safe and secure place to call home
  • Love - Re-building relationships which may have broken down during a period of illness
  • Do - Help people to find a meaningful activity - that may be getting back into employment or further education

Our values

The Trust's values are:
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Being Positive
  • Working together

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To ensure accurate notes of all patient consultations are entered into the Trust clinical record systems
  • To ensure and appropriate communication is made with colleagues other agencies
  • To develop effective liaison with other agencies as required for individual care, within a multidisciplinary service
  • To work in partnership with both children and adult services to deliver a holistic care package
  • To keep data on all activities for performance monitoring and reporting purposes, and produce verbal and/or written reports on the development of the service as requested

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • At least one of the following professional registrations & qualifications: Nursing - Registered Mental Health Nurse (Part 3 or Part 13 of NMC register);
  • Allied Health Professional - Registered AHP with recognised national registered body
  • Social Work - Registered Social Worker with HCPC/Social Work England;
  • Psychologist - Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, including specifically models of psychopathology, clinical psychometrics and neuropsychology, two or more distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS oRegistration with the Health Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist;
  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapy - MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy and professional registration with the UKCP;
  • Professional Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy or equivalent accredited training leading to Full Membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. Membership of the Professional Standards Association, with registration as a practitioner Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Educated to Degree Level Nursing/Social Care/Psychology or equivalent
  • Evidence of ongoing education and other courses relevant to Forensic and Liaison Psychiatry.
  • Mentorship or teaching and assessing clinical practice qualification.
Experience & Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of specialist assessment and treatment of children, young people and their families within the criminal justice system.
  • Experience of working with children and young people in mental health services, including the application of risk assessment and safeguarding procedures in this area
  • Experience of providing evidence based interventions
  • Experience of work in multidisciplinary team/multi-agency contexts
  • Experience of working with diverse communities and within a multi-cultural setting
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Experience of the application of Trauma Informed Care.
  • Experience in enabling service user participation
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Confident in working with adolescents and their families.
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychosocial assessment, intervention frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Ability to undertake risk assessment and to work within safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the client group and mental health
  • Understanding of the need and rationale for using evidence based practice
  • Group work skills
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychological therapeutic intervention training.
  • Audit or evaluation experience.
  • Creative thinking about service development.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • A commitment to service user participation across the levels of clinical practice, team/service, and the organisation
  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively oAbility to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively oAbility to identify and employ mechanisms of clinical governance as appropriate
Other Requirements Essential
  • Use of own vehicle for business use
  • Physical capabilities of accessing a variety of buildings, which may not have disabled access.

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