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.Main duties of the job
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. The post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.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 descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Applications are invited from those with a professional qualification e.g. RMN, OT, SWs 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.Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationsEssential
- 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
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- 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
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation TrustAddress
CAMHS & Child Psychology Lancs & Morecambe
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