Senior CYP Mental Health Practitioner - RMN/OT/SW

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for highly motivated professionals to join our newly established Children and Young People's Intensive Support Team as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner working across Central Lancashire and the Fylde Coast (Lancaster & Morecambe).

Your role will support the delivery of a young person and family focussed, accessible and flexible urgent care pathway for children and young people.

A key element of your role will be to work collaboratively with the young person and their family or carers to agree an intensive support Care Plan which promotes their resilience and reduces the likelihood of future crisis episodes.

Working collaboratively with other services you will ensure that robust plans are in place to meet the young person and family's ongoing care and support needs.

In return you will become part of an innovative and highly motivated team providing an invaluable service to children and young people from 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week.

The service can provide opportunities for staff to work a shift pattern that includes long days (8am to 8pm), shorter days (e.g. 9am to 5pm or 10am to 6pm) or a combination of both, in order to provide the necessary level of cover required.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for practitioners who have an ethos of delivering young person centred, recovery focused services and who are able to work sensitively and non-judgementally with children, young people & families who are in crisis.

Your main duties will include working intensively with children and young people to provide a collaboratively agreed time limited package of care and to support their families and carers to provide appropriate containment during periods of high expressed emotion and crisis.

You will promote active involvement of young people, their families and other significant persons in developing collaborative care/support plans and pro-active risk management plans, whilst liaising closely with children and young people's community mental health teams and specialist in-patient services to ensure that the least restrictive care option is provided to young people.

Locality based working will also be considered wherever possible in relation to the staff members place of residence, with opportunities for mobile working available where possible in discussion with Team Managers.

Positions available are across Lancashire and South Cumbria so there will be flexibility in terms of base and agile working involved in the roles. There will be positions available in:
  • Central and West Lancashire
  • The Fylde Coast - Lancaster & Morecambe
  • The Bay

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



  • Registered professional qualification in Nursing, Social Work, OT or equivalent profession.
  • Evidence of post registration professional development and training



  • Detailed knowledge of child safeguarding procedures and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health, including the Mental Health Act and issues of capacity and consent
  • Knowledge of what is meant by person centred care, recovery



  • Relevant post qualifying experience of working within children and families.
  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive assessments and care plans.
  • Experience of collaborative working with other services

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Central Locality/Morecambe & Lancaster



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