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SET CAMHS Crisis Mental Health Worker

Job Type



East of England



£28,407 - £34,581 pro rata per annum

Posted Date

12 December 2023


Closing Date

27 December 2023

The post holder will be responsible for providing intervention and support to young people experiencing a mental health crisis with the support of a multi-disciplinary team, this could include offering follow-up support to young people and their families after presenting at A&E with attempts to harm themselves.

The post holder will benefit from being part of a friendly, supportive, dynamic and developing service based within Essex. The successful candidate will work alongside highly motivated colleagues and have access to effective supervision, both individually and group formats, and be supported with CPD requirements through relevant training. There will also be additional training and development opportunities as the service grows and develops.

Main duties of the job
Experienced in the delivery of therapy/Support to people experiencing acute mental health crisis in both community & hospital settings
Experienced in assessing and managing clinical risk, drawing on dynamic case formulation skills & working collaboratively with service users to agree their treatment & safety plans
Have an awareness of evidence-based approaches to therapy (including DBT/CBT/Systemic & Creative therapies). Or have experience in working with CAMHS /children's mental health services and providing interventions.
Having knowledge, of the legal frameworks which relate to the care & treatment of children and young people, with particular reference to Children Act 1989, Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended in 2007)
The candidate will possess the ability to work independently as well as being a collaborative & supportive member of the Multidisciplinary Team, & have an understanding and appreciation of the networks that surround young people in a modern age, especially in relation to mental health & mental health crisis.
Are flexible in practice & approach & able to carry out high quality Assessments of risk & deliver talking therapy & aforementioned evidence-based informed interventions in a variety of settings.
Working for our organisation
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Probationary Period
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
We are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of young people in crisis and supporting the families who support them, being able to respond calmly to risk, as well as being adaptable, creative & engaging, working independently, and understanding the relevance of team working.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on the vacancy.

Person specification
CAMHS Experience
Essential criteria

Working with children and young people who experience emotional and mental health concerns
Desirable criteria

Theraputic skills
Essential criteria

Work with people with mental health problems and/or other disabilities
Desirable criteria

Experience of paid work in direct care provision.
Experience of using routine outcome measures and psychometric tests
Work with children, young people and their families with mental health problems and/or disabilities
mental health experience
Essential criteria

have provided therapeutic intervention for mental health
Desirable criteria

experinec of working in a mental health setting
experience of working with different mental health presentations
expereince of working in multi-disciplinary mental health teams

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