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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
10 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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

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.

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 7 days a week.

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.

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

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Central Locality/Morecambe & Lancaster



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