Children and Young People's Access Team Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Foundry Street, Horncastle,
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
You must have the ability to travel within Lincolnshire for training, development days, equipment updates etc.

This is a really exciting opportunity to join a developing service. The Here4You Access Team went live in January 2022, it was initially a 12-month project to but quickly established itself as a must have service.

Despite individual members of the team being based across the entire county of Lincolnshire we have become a very cohesive, supportive team. The 2 posts are available due to additional funding as well as internal progression of staff.

If you want to work in a fast paced, exciting and dynamic service with the needs of the children and young people of Lincolnshire at the heart of everything we do then this is the role for you.

Main duties of the job

The Here4You Access team practitioners' main duties are to screen all incoming referrals to Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trusts, Children and young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health services. Provide advice and signposting information in regard to other appropriate services available across the county and nationally. Provide advice to professionals regarding emotional wellbeing and mental health of the CYPs they work with. Liaising with other CYP services in order to ensure a positive journey for CYPs and their families when navigating the complex health and social care system. Providing supervision and training to colleagues and students. The practitioner hours are currently 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday, although occasionally this is extended due to safeguarding or risk management issues.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Children and Young People's Access Team Practitioner job description for further information

Person Specification



  • RMN/ RNLD/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist with current registration.
  • Educated to degree level in mental health/social care or another relevant subject or equivalent experience within the mental health field of working.


  • Therapeutic interventions qualification.



  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs, including those with emotional wellbeing needs.
  • Experience in risk management of people with emotional wellbeing/mental health needs.
  • Good knowledge of universal children's services.


  • Experience of working with children and young people who have mental health or emotional wellbeing needs
  • Experience of delivering therapeutic interventions.
  • Local knowledge of children's services
  • Experience of providing support to junior staff.



  • Sound knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act and the Care Programme Approach.
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles.
  • Ability to delegate whilst maintaining overall responsibility for service users care, where appropriate.

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.

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

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Remote Workers, based at home

Horncastle Connect

Foundry Street, Horncastle,


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