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Community Mental Health Practitioner (�7k incentive*)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Barrow in Furness
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
Furness Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) are looking to recruit a qualified Band 5 Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist or Social Worker. The applicant would need to be registered with a registered body. This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract. This is a permanent 37.5 hour contract and the successful candidate may be required to work with supervision in either the Non-Psychosis Service Line or the Psychosis Service Line, and undertake CMHT tasks as required.

The team serves the population of South Cumbria, near to the Lake District and has its base in Barrow-in-Furness. It is an established team with a friendly and supportive culture. There is a visible and supportive leadership team who are committed to clinical supervision and professional development.

Main duties of the job

This is a demanding role in a busy service. Ideally, you will have current or previous experience of working within a mental health setting. Clinically confident in working with individuals with complex needs and be able to work effectively in a multi professional context. You should have a collaborative and enthusiastic approach as well as passion and commitment in developing and promoting recovery based approaches for adults with severe and enduring mental health needs.

The post requires that you are a good communicator, and are able to adopt a flexible, adaptable and proactive approach to your work.

The main job role is to perform duties as a Keyworker and you will manage a caseload of service users with a range of complex needs. You will develop care plans and deliver evidence based interventions and treatments to patients alongside managing risks in the community.

Part of your role will require you to undertake the role of team duty worker. This role involves managing unplanned patient work within the team, responding to escalation of risk/crisis situations and may also include the triaging of new referrals.

You will benefit from encouragement to continue to develop your own specialist knowledge and competence. Your development will be guided using clinical supervision, management supervision, Team/Peer support, internal and external training opportunities and the Trust's appraisal process.

About us

*The Bay �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 30th November 2023.

The Bay �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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 ensure you carefully read the attached document Welcome Bonus Repayment Terms & Conditions for details.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss them please contact

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with on-going Professional Registration.



  • Understanding of health and safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983



  • Able to demonstrate and understand the concept of community care and the need to develop good networks
  • Can demonstrate communication skills through practice and experience

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Duddon House

Barrow in Furness

LA13 9AZ

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