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CYPMH Practitioner (7K Welcome Bonus)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). As part of the team you will take a role in the delivery of high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers. Working within a systemic and holistic framework you will undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service. These assessments will also include young people needing support due to deliberate self-harm.

We are looking for a registered nurse, qualified social worker, occupational therapist or equivalent ideally with a minimum of 12 months recent experience within a CAMHS setting or experience in working within Mental Health. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivating, have the ability to case manage and will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish good working relationships essential to the success of the service.

The CAMHS services within LSCFT are undergoing a transformation programme to implement the THRIVE model as a response to the Five Year Forward View. To meet this forward thinking view we are specifically looking for practitioners with a modern mind-set and an enthusiasm for the new model.

A means of transport is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver profession specific mental health interventions to an identified group of children and families experiencing complex mental health related difficulties, mainly within the 'Getting More Help' domain of the THRIVE Model.

The post holder is responsible for undertaking comprehensive mental health assessments, working with the MDT to develop the formulation of the child/young person and family's needs and leading on the development of a care plan based upon the child/young person and family's negotiated goals and relevant evidence based interventions.

As part of an integrated CAMHS service, promote robust partnership working arrangements with community partners and other key stakeholders in order to deliver integrated care.

Provide clinical leadership and supervision and facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice.

Actively contribute to the implementation of the safeguarding agenda within the service, in partnership with the Trust safeguarding team.

About us

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 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 ensure you carefully read the attached document 'Welcome Bonus Repayment T& C's' for details.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health/Registered Social Worker or Registered Occupational Therapist Additional further training or experience in CAMHS and child psychology Specific therapeutic skills relevant to children and young people with complex needs Desire to work towards CBT, SFT or DBT Therapist Qualification and Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification



  • Ability to comprehensively assess complex mental health needs, develop care plans and deliver appropriate interventions Specific skills and knowledge in evidence based therapeutic interventions to meet complex needs Demonstrable knowledge of safeguarding children and 'Think Family' In-depth knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of children, young people and mental health



  • Experience of working with children, young people and families Experience in assessing mental health needs of children and young people Experience in assessing complex mental health needs of children and young people Experience of working with young people who self-harm Experience of managing own workload with effective liaison with others Able to work autonomously and as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrable leadership and change management skills Providing consultation to other professionals

Skills & abilities


  • An ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the developing service. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to have challenging discussions Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance required Ability to travel frequently to different work bases

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 A3643 CAMHS West Lancs (MH)

Westgate House



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