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CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced Treatment Team Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available with CAMHS Crisis and Enhanced Treatment Team (CCETT) for the following posts:

Band 5/6 CCETT practitioner based in GRANTHAM. (Depending on experience)

Come and join our award winning ongoing developing CCETTS Team. (CAMHS Crisis and enhanced treatment team) We can offer part or full time posts and although the posts will be based in the South of the county, we can be flexible and negotiate on base and travel where necessary.

The team are based in the South of the county in Boston and Grantham and work closely with their colleagues in the North team over in Lincoln. The service covers areas across Lincolnshire therefore you must have the ability to travel around the county without the use of public transport.

We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals to join our well established team. We have several disciplines of practitioners within the service and Multi-disciplinary team who all work closely together to keep children and young people at home and out of hospital. Part of your role would be providing crisis and enhanced home treatment for young people struggling with acute deteriorating mental health difficulties, including self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders/ disordered eating and psychosis. Our team looks at providing an alternative to a tier 4 admission, a hospital in the home type model.

Main duties of the job

Part of your role would be providing crisis and enhanced home treatment for young people struggling with acute deteriorating mental health difficulties, including self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders/ disordered eating and psychosis. Our team looks at providing an alternative to a tier 4 admission, a hospital in the home type model, and supports those being discharged from an acute inpatient admission following an episode of care

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of clinical care by offering safe and effective treatment for children/young people and their families/carers.

The post holder will be responsible for providing intensive home treatment to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. They will contribute to the assessment and formulation of young peoples mental health needs. .

They will deliver and review care plans for community treatment and work collaboratively with children, young people and their families/carers to formulate a care plan that can be delivered by the team in the community.

They will act as a named practitioner for those who are on their community treatment caseload and be supported to deliver and review plans of care. The post holder will be responsible for updating risk assessments and keep safe planning.

The post holder will provide professional advice and support to other teams, agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of community clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

Provide rapid response to children/young people presenting with urgent and emergency mental health presentations over a 24/7 rota.

Work as part of a team managing referrals for assessment and intensive community treatment for young people experiencing a mental health crisis or at risk of hospital admission.

Act as bed co-ordinators for out of county placements.

Support the Access Assessment of new referals for in-patient beds.

Act as lead professional for complex cases within the team.

Engage with young people to provide mental health and risk assessment, risk management plans, and taking appropriate therapeutic risk for young people following crisis.

Provide full assessment and collaborative care planning for implementation by the multi-disciplinary team, in partnership with young people/carers and other workers involved in care delivery.

Work in accordance with relevant childcare, health legislation and professional standards in partnership with wider childrens services and to engage fully with Safeguarding, Common Assessment Framework and other processes which requires working together with other agencies.

Proactively involve children/young people and their families/carers in service development including using service questionnaires to obtain structured feedback.

Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children/young people and families/carers.

Work closely with other colleagues within the service to enable effective transitions to and from other areas.

Ensure best practice by incorporating NICE guidance and meeting healthcare standards.

Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records

Help support and develop other staff in the team and provide supervision/line management.

To be able to travel independently and work flexibly across the county to support the service, from a designated base.

Use outcome measures to evidence effectiveness of treatments provided

Participate in management and clinical supervision

Manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with, and in order to contribute towards the attainment of, the Service/Trust productivity requirements including waiting times

Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development

Maintain knowledge and standards of medicine management through training and supervision

Have an awareness of the mental health act, (MHA) deprivation of liberty, (DOLS), mental capacity act (MCA) and childrens act and how this affects the management of patients at home and as inpatients.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oPost graduate professional with current registration.
  • oMentorship Module (degree level)
  • oEvidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
  • Leadership training
  • Training in Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) or Family systemic practices
Experience Essential
  • oRelevant experience of working with people with mental health needs.
  • oExperience of working with individuals in crisis
  • oExperience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • oExperience of managing and developing staff including supervision.
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
Skills Essential
  • oExpert knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act, Care Programme Approach and Risk Assessment.
  • oGood understanding of child and adolescent development, risk assessment and risk management of young people in crisis.
  • oExperience of using evidence based practice.

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