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Crisis Resolution Teams
NHS: AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
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All Acute Sites
£36,134 - £44,044 p.a inclusive of HCAS
07/04/2020 23:59

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Crisis Team Clinical Specialist

NHS: AfC: Band 6

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Crisis Resolution Team Band 6 Clinical Specialists

We are seeking proactive, dynamic and skilled staff (RMN /OT /Social Worker) to be appointed as Band 6 Clinical Specialists to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary Crisis Resolution Team.

We are a 24 hours service, 365 days per year intensive crisis assessment and home treatment service providing mental health crisis care to our local adult residents in the vibrant and diverse boroughs of Camden and Islington.

This is an exciting time to join C&I Crisis Resolution Team as we have recently received new funding and in the process of developing innovative ways of improving and expanding our crisis care provision which includes working closely with a 3rd sector crisis house, introducing peer support workers, provision of a crisis café, involvement in open dialogue trial and a number of quality improvement projects.

Working as a Band 6 clinical specialist in the CRT will help you develop leadership skills, autonomous decision making, and dynamic risk assessment skills. You will have the opportunity to work across 4 different aspects of the crisis pathway that the service delivers which includes:

Crisis –Single Point of Access

A 24/7 busy telephone service offering support for people in crisis as well as triaging referrals from professionals and the general public to the crisis teams.


Undertaking holistic assessments of people in crisis and deciding on collaborative treatment plans as an alternative to acute inpatient care or signposting to appropriate other community or third sector services.

Home Treatment Team

Working as part of a close-knit team to deliver high-quality person-centred care in the least restrictive setting. You will be using and offered training around the use of CBT/DBT, de-escalation techniques, managing risks,  brief supportive counselling skills to work towards shared treatment goals with the service user within their social system.

Night Crisis Service

There is crisis service provision at night which combines aspects of all 3 services to assess and support people in crisis during night time hours. Currently, the expectation is for the post holder to work approximately 2-night shifts per month.

We have a high rate of positive feedback from our Friends and Family Tests and have a proven track record of current staff career progression.

Training and opportunities we have on offer include:

  • Practice Assessor Training
  • CBT / DBT courses
  • Nurse Prescribing
  • In house training with 3rd sector organisations
  • Skills swap sessions with London Ambulance Service
  • AMHP training for a registered staff
  • MSc in mental health research at UCL
  • Quality Improvement Project training
  • In house, CRT training is offered regularly

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shilpa Nairi

Operational Service Manager

Crisis Resolution Teams and Crisis Single Point of Access

Tel: 07917 559 036 / 0203 317 7233