Snr CAMHS Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023
Job summary

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.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a comprehensive mental health assessment, including clinical risk assessment and management. To provide therapeutic interventions utilising a range of evidence based clinical skills geared to the individual/family needs.
  • To provide and manage specialised clinical therapeutic interventions and networks for children, young people and families presenting with complex and highly complex mental health needs referred to specialist tier 3 service.
  • To provide ongoing support liaison and case management, of children and families of young people who are placed in specialist tier 4 provision.
  • To provide consultation and supervision to team members, external organisations and agencies. To provide education training, development with local statutory and voluntary agencies working with children young people and families.
  • To provide specialist consultation/supervision to agencies and departments external to CAMHS particularly the management of high risk/complex cases.
  • Staff will spend the majority of their time working across South Cumbria, however, subject to discussion with their line manager, work across the locality, either to respond to need or to support the provision of specialist services may be required.
  • Be part of the daily duty and back up duty rota. Attending the ward as required for mental health assessments and/or liaison with appropriate agencies when mental health act assessments indicated.

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

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