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Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS Crisis Team

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Mental health practitioner, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The CAMHS Crisis Team are seeking to recruit experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nursing, social work, and occupational therapy, the team has recently secured new investment to expand and strengthen our crisis team by offering specialised CAMHS support to meet the needs of young people who are experiencing a mental health Crisis

This will be a 24-hour, seven days a week service, including Bank Holidays and staff will be required to participate fully in the 24-hour rota

Benefits of joining our team:

Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance

Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff

Excellent learning and development opportunities the team has a recognised training package: including Crisis intervention with young people, DBT skills and the opportunity to join the national CYPIAPT programme.

Lease car scheme and salary sacrifice

Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff

Confidential telephone support providing independent support and advice for staff -Amica

Typically, the following shifts are worked: 08.00- 20.00 or 10.00- 22.00 Night shifts are 20.00 to 08.00.

Main duties of the job

To undertake comprehensive assessments, clinical formulation and brief intervention for young people that present in crisis, ensuring you support the young person to be heard, validated, and understood.

Be responsible for the effective delivery of care of the young person under home treatment taking on the role of lead professional.

Be able to assess, interpret and implement treatment plans of children and young people’s conditions, developing, implementing, and evaluating specialist packages of care, including the involvement of multi-agency input around the children and young people’s needs.

Make the right judgments that will improve the treatment outcomes for the child, young person and their families’ as well as enhance resilience and recovery and reduces risks to themselves or others.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you have read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration - Registered mental health nurse, social work, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate registration training and development, in particular motivational interviewing, brief solution focused interventions, cognitive and behavioural approaches and psychosocial interventions. To enable the management of a caseload of service users with complex needs
  • Hold valid Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • Non medical prescriber or willing to work towards (those with NMC registration only)
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently, able to problem solve and prioritise own and others work
  • Demonstrates planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility dependent upon work priorities
  • Able to make judgements based on evidence based practice and translate this for use in the clinical team environment
  • To be able to demonstrate understanding of current developments in the NHS and their implications for leadership and quality care for clients/service users
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Ability to operate a computer to use standard Office programmes and Electronic Patient Record Systems Experience (both work and life related)
  • Significant post registration/qualification experience of working with service users with complex mental health needs 3 Page 11 of 11 Person Specification Selection Criteria: 3. Essential/ Minimum 1. Desirable Stage measured at. You must demonstrate the required criteria at all stages indicated Application form Interview Test Presentation
  • Significant experience of undertaking comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality service user centred care and patient education 3 3 Personal Attributes
  • Emotional resilience
  • Physically capable for performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder 3 Standard Requirements Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection Understanding of the service users of the Trust (which could include lived experience of conditions the Trust deals with or of receiving services relevant to those the Trust provides)
  • Own transport or suitable alternative. Dependence on public transport is not suitable for this role
  • Experience with working within a health care setting

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
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
The Valentine Centre

Anstey Lane




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