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Snr CAMHS Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2023
The �7k Welcome Bonus package applies to this role. The bonus is only available for people who are not currently employed (or who have not been employed in the last 12 months) by any NHS provider trust in the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System in a like-for-like role e.g. a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse at another Trust in the LSC ICS would not be eligible for the bonus if moving to a Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse role at LSCFT. Bank only workers for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are eligible for the scheme if they have not held a substantive role in Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System in the last 12 months (subject to all other terms and conditions being met). These incentives are subject to recovery clauses within the first 24 months of employment. This bonus is applicable to any successful candidate whose interview for this role is conducted prior to 30thNovember 2023.

The �7k Welcome Bonus package is designed to attract and retain the very best staff in post. The amount a new starter would receive is shown in the Welcome Bonus Payment Schedule below:

�3,000 after 2 months of employment (counted from start date with LSCFT)

�2,000 after 12 months

�2,000 after 24 months

PLEASE NOTE:This bonus scheme is subject to a Repayment Clause should the post holder leave this role within 24 months of commencing employment. Please carefully read the attached document 'Welcome Bonus: RepaymentT& C's for details.

Main duties of the job

Do you want to be part of a rapidly developing service committed to improving the lives of Children, Young People and their families?

In a period of exciting change, South Cumbria CAMHS are currently looking to recruit a full time Band 6 Senior CAMHS Practitioner. We are looking for a registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 2 yrs post registration experience to join our multidisciplinary team. You will be part of an established CAMHs, working with children, young people (up to the age of 18) and their families experience of working with children and young people would be an advantage.

We are a busy, friendly service providing a range of treatment approaches to children and young people including CBT, EMDR and Decider Skills Workshops. We also work in close collaboration with partner agencies.

We are committed to ongoing continuous professional development of our staff and as a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in various training initiatives.

The hours of work are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. This is a Permanent Post. You must be passionate about working with children and young people with a wide range of moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • o1st level registered health practitioner oRelevant first level degree or equivalent



  • oExperience of working with children, young people and families with mental health difficulties. oExperience of teamwork and multi-disciplinary team working.



  • oKnowledge and understanding of Safeguarding oKnowledge of other services which link to community services including voluntary and statutory agencies. oKnowledge and Experience of a range of therapeutic approaches. oWorking knowledge of Children Act 1989, Mental Health Act and Child Protection.

Skills & Abilities


  • oGood verbal, non-verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills oRisk Assessment. oAbility to produce high quality, accurate and concise written reports/ clinical correspondence. oBasic IT skills. oAbility to work according to the needs of the service. oGood team working skills oEffective record keeping. oCommitted to ensuring the voice of the child is present in service delivery and development oAbility to work with challenging situations. oAbility to deliver patient centre care in line with NICE guidance oGood organisational skills. oEmpathy for carers/service users

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


36110 South CAMHS


LA14 2LB

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