Job summary

Do you enjoy working with young people? Do you want to make a difference and provide support for Children and young people (CYP) who are struggling with acute mental health difficulties, including eating difficulties …. then this role could be for you!!!

You will be part of the CAMHS Crisis and Liaison Team, that has an emphasis on supporting young people through a difficult period of their life and helping them with their mental health.

The team covers crisis work, which involves answering telephone calls from young people and parents around mental health distress; providing home treatment to help stabilise and prevent the need for a hospital admission. We also cover the acute hospitals in providing assessments and treatment for young people who present in the Children’s Emergency Department or are admitted to the acute wards.

Main duties of the job

As a CAMHS Crisis and Liaison Support Worker, you will:

Your role will be under the supervision our CAMHS Crisis and Liaison Mental Health Practitioners and you will support in the delivery of care plans for young people who have been assessed by one of our registered mental health practitioners.

You will spend time with the young people on a 1-1 basis, supporting them either by telephone, within their homes, schools, on the wards and in the community.

You will predominantly based at Hopewood in Nottingham, but required to travel the county as required.

We are a very supportive team. You will receive regular supervision; and will be actively encouraged and supported in continual training developments.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.

Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Date posted

30 December 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£21,730 to £23,177 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

186-2174-22-MH

Job locations

Hopewood

Nottingham

NG5 3FL

Job description

Job responsibilities

The CAMHS Crisis, Home Treatment and Liaison pathways, are welcoming, friendly and dedicated to ensuring that young people in a mental health crisis get access to the right support in the right place at the right time. The teams are busy, supportive and encouraging of new and creative ways to innovate and improve the service we deliver.

We are a 24/7 service operating a self-rostering system for our staff.

Our team work Long Days of 8am 8pm and Nights of 8pm 8am. Rotas are prepared well in advance and we aim to promote staff wellbeing and work / life balance.

Enhancements are paid for weekend and evening / night working.

  • Observe and adhere to the CAMHS ServiceSpecification, vision, aims and objectives
  • Supporting children and young people on a 1-1 basis in both acute settings and in their home environments
  • Support in the delivery of care plans and targeted treatments to the young people
  • Aim to be innovative and creative in the delivery ofcare to young people and families around their mental health crisis needs
  • Contribute to a shared team caseload whilst considering and adhering tosafeguarding policy and procedure and national and locallegislation
  • Seek support from the Clinical and Operational Leadsand Clinical Nurse Specialists / Senior Specialist Practitioners where needed.
  • Support peers and colleagues and promote a positive team working environment
  • Maintain records in alignment with Trustpolicy
  • Work in partnership with other teams within theNottinghamshire and bordering CAMHS Services
  • Support colleagues and stakeholders in tackling stigmarelating to mental health
  • Be willing to undertake further training that would develop and widen skill set and knowledge base

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is preferred for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

To discuss this role please feel free to contact the team or arrange an insight visit on 0808 196 3779 or 07436692475

Kacey Sharkey, Operational Lead

Job description

Job responsibilities

The CAMHS Crisis, Home Treatment and Liaison pathways, are welcoming, friendly and dedicated to ensuring that young people in a mental health crisis get access to the right support in the right place at the right time. The teams are busy, supportive and encouraging of new and creative ways to innovate and improve the service we deliver.

We are a 24/7 service operating a self-rostering system for our staff.

Our team work Long Days of 8am 8pm and Nights of 8pm 8am. Rotas are prepared well in advance and we aim to promote staff wellbeing and work / life balance.

Enhancements are paid for weekend and evening / night working.

  • Observe and adhere to the CAMHS ServiceSpecification, vision, aims and objectives
  • Supporting children and young people on a 1-1 basis in both acute settings and in their home environments
  • Support in the delivery of care plans and targeted treatments to the young people
  • Aim to be innovative and creative in the delivery ofcare to young people and families around their mental health crisis needs
  • Contribute to a shared team caseload whilst considering and adhering tosafeguarding policy and procedure and national and locallegislation
  • Seek support from the Clinical and Operational Leadsand Clinical Nurse Specialists / Senior Specialist Practitioners where needed.
  • Support peers and colleagues and promote a positive team working environment
  • Maintain records in alignment with Trustpolicy
  • Work in partnership with other teams within theNottinghamshire and bordering CAMHS Services
  • Support colleagues and stakeholders in tackling stigmarelating to mental health
  • Be willing to undertake further training that would develop and widen skill set and knowledge base

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is preferred for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

To discuss this role please feel free to contact the team or arrange an insight visit on 0808 196 3779 or 07436692475

Kacey Sharkey, Operational Lead

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ III in Health and Social Care, Care Certificate or equivalent experience

Training

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake training that will enhance service delivery

Desirable

  • Mental health specific training

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a Healthcare setting.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with young children who experience difficulties with mental health

Knowledge

Essential

  • To have a basic understanding of the different types of mental illness and maintain an understanding and caring approach to patients.

Desirable

  • To have some understanding of targeted treatments available to children and young people
  • Understanding of the CAMHS Crisis and liaison Service

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Developed observations skills with the ability to report and record physical/mental health changes etc observations of incidents or events and behaviours in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Standard keyboard skills

Desirable

  • De-escalation skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of working with families

Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ III in Health and Social Care, Care Certificate or equivalent experience

Training

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake training that will enhance service delivery

Desirable

  • Mental health specific training

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a Healthcare setting.

Desirable

  • Experience of working with young children who experience difficulties with mental health

Knowledge

Essential

  • To have a basic understanding of the different types of mental illness and maintain an understanding and caring approach to patients.

Desirable

  • To have some understanding of targeted treatments available to children and young people
  • Understanding of the CAMHS Crisis and liaison Service

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, caring & sympathetic
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Developed observations skills with the ability to report and record physical/mental health changes etc observations of incidents or events and behaviours in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Standard keyboard skills

Desirable

  • De-escalation skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of working with families

Contractual Requirements

Essential

  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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