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CAMHS Clinician/Tele-coach

Job Reference: 833-RK-CS-297-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Stockdale House
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum (pro-rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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Band 6 - Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) CRISIS Clinician/Tele-coach

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust mental health services are continuing to develop urgent care responses within community CAMHS. After the successful development of the crisis team we now are ambitiously striving towards providing a crisis helpline service to young people up to the age of 18 who may be experiencing a mental health crisis, mental health symptoms or have general concerns about their mental health.

This is an exciting and important addition to our existing urgent care provision and it is anticipated will be a well utilised point of support and contact by young people when they need it most.

We are looking for highly motivated mental health professionals who want to make a difference to others at the point they contact services seeking advice and support. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be compassionate, calm and confident in providing appropriate interventions to callers and in supporting colleagues.

You will be working as part of the CRISIS team providing urgent and intensive assessments and interventions including the managing the crisis helpline.

The service will operate 7 days, 7:30am – 8:30pm with a two-shift system.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative, and to work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team. The service will operate initially extended day time hours but may increase to operate until midnight or become 24/7 in the future. Applicants will be prepared to work unsociable hours, weekends, and bank holidays on a regular basis.

Applicants will also benefit from having worked within a customer service environment, though this is not essential.

You will be:

  • A qualified mental health/social care professional with appropriate current clinical registration (see job description).

  • Highly skilled in working with young people experiencing mental health distress or who are in crisis.

  • An expert in validating, de-escalating crisis and coaching people in distress both over the phone and face to face where required.

  • Confident in utilising a range of brief psychological interventions to empower patients, carers and their families to manage distress and crisis effectively.

  • Skilled at assessing and managing immediate clinical risk, providing support and intervention appropriate to the immediate situation.

  • Willing to work in other areas of CAMHS to build experience and knowledge of services.

  • Comfortable working within a telephone helpline model.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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