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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 3 rd 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 3 rd 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

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.  We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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