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Snr CYPMH Practitioner / Snr Mental Health Associate (7k Incentive*)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you someone interested in working in a Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has training and experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties. This is an opportunity for you to enter into a rewarding role in a transforming service.

We are looking for someone who has completed specific training such as IAPT, counselling, art therapy, who are registered with a governing body, such as BACP, and ideally with a minimum of 12 months recent experience within a CYPMH setting or experience in working within Mental Health (please refer to person specification for more information). 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.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Children and Young People's Mental Health Services (CYPMH). As part of the team you will take a leadership 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.

The CYPMH services within LCFT 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.

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 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

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 carefully read the attached document 'Welcome Bonus: RepaymentT& 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



  • Education/ QualificationsoFirst level professional qualification, RMN or equivalent such as CQSW or occupational therapy oInformation technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the postoAdditional qualifications relevant to this post oENB 603 or equivalent oSpecific evidence based therapeutic training



  • KnowledgeoAn ability to think systemically and holistically oDemonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers oDemonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based therapeutic interventions relevant to the needs of this client group oDemonstrable 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 o Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work.



  • ExperienceoA minimum of 1 years experience of working within Child Mental Health oDemonstrable knowledge and understanding of Child Mental Health oEvidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously oWorking within a team and /or multi-agency arenasExperience of working with young people who deliberately self-harm

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


CAMHS Chorley South Ribble (MH)

Shawbrook House


PR25 3ED

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