We are looking for a creative, forward thinking, motivated senior clinician and link worker to join our friendly and professional multi-disciplinary Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS Service. This is a development opportunity for 6 months to support the increased volume of referrals into the system.
The post holder will be working as part of a team within our countywide CAMHS Front Door Triage Team, a newly established Front Door referral system. As we continue to expand our services and work more closely with other agencies with the aim of getting our children and young people to the right service and professional as quickly as possible.
The difference between this role and others in the team, is that you as the post holder will also be attending meetings with some of our partner agencies and bringing information and clear decision making back to our Front Door meetings. This is originally a six-month post which we would hope to extend to a longer period and eventually substantive. We would estimate that your post would be 3 days of triage decision making and attendance in meetings, and 2 days doing direct triage work. To keep the role exciting and fresh there are opportunities to work in other teams within the service, this would always be within your capabilities and alongside giving you any training that you require.
The line management sits within our service here, however you will be working very closely with the leads of third sector and there will be scope for you to help us to strengthen those ties and improve further any decision making that happens.
The post holder will undertake rapid triage and assessment for all referrals into the Bedfordshire / Luton CAMHS service. The post holder will work within the principles of both the agreed models of care for the services as laid down in the Front Door operational policy.
The post holder will work as an autonomous and accountable practitioner under the leadership of the CAMHS Triage Clinical Coordinator. This will involve the triage, assessment and signposting of all referrals into the system based on the referral pathways providing effective liaison with all agencies involved with the referral for the young person and their families.
The post holder will may also be required to undertake further assessment, treatment and onward signposting for CAMHS referrals dependant on the treatment pathway, in accordance with the CAMHS Front Operational guidelines.
The post holder will be required to undertake clinical assessments across Bedfordshire / Luton.
Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHs has a thriving service-user participation group which meets regularly to consider service development initiatives. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the service-user program, ensuring that the views of CYP with developmental disorders, and their carers, are represented in our participation program. The successful applicant would have the opportunity to initiate a quality improvement program around the CDC work, as well as be part of all service-wide meetings and developments.
Our clinics are readily accessible from North London (Luton / Dunstable) or Milton Keynes and Northampton (Bedford). ELFT offers attractive recruitment packages and we are committed to offering our staff the opportunity to develop their skills
For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please call our clinic on 01234 310040 and speak to:
Shindy Powel Clinical Team LeadSamantha.firstname.lastname@example.org
This advert closes on Sunday 16 May 2021
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