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We are looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking, passionate and motivated nurses or allied health professionals to join our newly commissioned CAMHS Rapid Assessment and Intensive Support Team.

The role is in a new part of the service to provide rapid and timely response for a small but significant complex number of young people who may require a rapid assessment and short term intervention

The service is been developed to meet the needs of an increasing number of young people presenting with complex needs who are seeking a rapid assessment on a paediatric ward, community or other place of safety.

You will be a dynamic and forward thinking practitioner who is prepared to meet the challenges of a new element of our service, delivering the highest quality of care for the children and young people in Pennine Lancashire.

An ability to assess, formulate and intervene from a multi-theoretical perspective is a must as is the ability to work with young people and families from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Significant experience within specialist CAMHS or adult mental health is essential whilst knowledge of IT systems would be advantageous. Supervision requirements are acknowledged and supported by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust and these will be negotiated with the successful candidate in order to meet local and professional need.

Main duties of the job

  • Delivery of clinical services provided by the RAIS Team which is inclusive of self-harm, ward based and community responses.
  • Ensuring Team Co-ordinator is fully cognisant of significant day to day issues through effective and proactive agreed communication.
  • Developing clinical management plans of a caseload of clients with complex needs, using CPA principles, evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, delivered both in our hospitals and in the community

As a Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner in the team, you will be involved in assessments and short term intensive support. The team will work 7 days a week 8am-8pm in 2021, 8am-9pm in 2023 and 8am-10pm by 2023. Therefore shifts and weekend working are part of the working practice.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large and integrated healthcare organisation, with a vision to be widely recognised for delivering safe, personal and effective care. ELCAS is part of the Division of Family Care, and we have close relationships with Paediatric colleagues. We have an innovative Primary Care team working with local GPs and schools, and enjoy strong relationships with a range of third sector agencies through our CYP IAPT Partnership.

We want to support you in developing your career in children, young people and young adults’ mental health, and give you the opportunity to drive your ideas forward, having a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

At ELCAS, our vision is to be a recognised centre of excellence providing high quality Child and Adolescent psychological and mental health services that exceed people’s expectations. As well as rated Outstanding by the CQC, we are also accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS, part of the Royal College of Psychiatry Centre for Quality Improvement.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Angela Taylor Job title: Risk and Crisis Lead Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 01282 804806

Lindsey Bonnick – 01282 804806 or [email protected]



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