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Specialist Community CAMHS Assistant

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-415-19

Employer:
(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Little Woodhouse Hall
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£18,813 to £20,795 per annum

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.


Interested in working in Leeds CAMHS providing urgent and emergency assessment and interventions to children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties?

Do you want to be part of a changing and developing service provision where young people are at the centre of all we do?

At Leeds Community Healthcare, we're hugely proud of the work our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are doing.

We are entering a new phase of service development and we are exploring and reviewing how we provide urgent and emergency response to children and young people presenting in urgent need of mental health assessment and intervention in the community.

In line with National Targets we are striving to provide this service in the most young person friendly way and intervening early to prevent, when unnecessary , presentations to Emergency Departments and inappropriate hospital admissions in line with New Care Model initiatives.

Therefore, we are looking to build on the current provision which is provided by Community CAMHS and the CAMHS Outreach Service to enhance this clinical pathway. Working with other community partners the newly established crisis team hopes to provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week model of care which is reflective of what service users, staff and national drivers are advising is required.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Leeds assists young people to take positive steps forward in their lives. We are committed to going beyond expectations by ensuring young people and their families are at the heart of decisions about their welfare, and the future of our pioneering services.

Our approach is progressive - from harnessing digital technology, to developing joined-up, multi-agency working. Join us and you'll be a step ahead, too. We offer excellent training and development, plus a uniquely satisfying experience of making a difference. Together, we'll always go a step further.

The Role
You will work as a CAMHS assistant in the crisis service.
Helping to provide urgent and emergency assessments and interventions to children and young people in Leeds your work will be working alongside COS (CAMHS Outreach Service), Community CAMHS and the Adolescent Inpatient Unit, taking a joint approach to meet our shared vision.
The crisis service is a newly developing service who will offer assessments to children and young people who present to emergency departments in need of urgent mental health assessment. At Band 3, you'll work in a supportive capacity to clinical practitioners. You will learn about urgent assessments and interventions at a specialist level.


To join us in this role you will need great interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively with young people and families in distress and some personal resilience.
Additionally we require a health related degree qualification, demonstrable working knowledge of mental health difficulties experienced by children and young people and a good understanding of clinical risk management.

You must be able to travel independently across the locality, and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

The view of this service improvement is to provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week service in line with service growth and development therefore these hours of work may be an expectation of the role in the future.

For an informal chat or more information about this opportunity, please contact Toni Littlewood on 01133057200.




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 (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) 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.


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.



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