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CAMHS Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Integrated CAMHS/Child Psychology Teams across Lancashire have a vacancy for a Mental Health Practitioner within the service. We are now offering a 7 day service to young people and are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and committed person to join the team.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing high quality assessments and clinical interventions with children, young people and their parents/carers referred to our service. You will contribute to the business aims of the service through joint working, consultation, and training. You will be expected to participate in ongoing PDR's, supervision and complete all required mandatory training. Whilst having the opportunity to work with a variety of presentations the successful candidate will have experience and interest in providing assessments and ongoing support for people who self-harm or present as high risk and will be part of a duty team providing assessments and ongoing support as required for young people referred by the local acute hospital.

Applications are invited from those with a professional qualification e.g. Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who have experience of working with young people experiencing mental health issues. The post is full time (37.5 hours per week) and will include working some weekends, bank holidays and possible evenings in the future.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed CAMHS Practitioner to join the CAMHS and Child Psychology Integrated Service Lancaster & Morecambe. You will be based at Ross Centre, Morecambe but may be required to work in various locations. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide high quality assessment and clinical intervention with children, young people and their parents/carers referred to the Integrated service. You will contribute to the business aims of the service through joint working, consultation, training, and attending supervision.

You will join a Lancashire wide service of Team Leaders and Clinical Leads who provide specialist input to the six teams across Lancashire. We are committed to lifelong learning, supervision and encourage innovation and development.

Applications are invited from qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapist.

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



  • Minimum 18 months registered professional e.g. First level Nursing qualification, RMN or equivalent such as Social Work or Occupational Therapy



  • An ability to think systemically and holistically Demonstrable knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers Demonstrable knowledge and skills in evidence based therapeutic interventions relevant to the needs of this client group Demonstrable ability to communicate to clients, their families and professionals sensitive and often difficult to receive information, using various methods including verbal, non-verbal, written and presentation skills Clinical/ Safeguarding risk assessment skills Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work. Knowledge of lone working risks and policy and procedure



  • ExperiencePrevious recent experience of at least 12 months as a registered practitioner working with child /young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of child emotional and mental health. Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously Working within a team and /or multi-agency arenas. Experience of working with young people who self-harm Demonstrable leadership and change management skills

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


CAMHS & Child Psychology Lancs & Morecambe



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