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Senior CYP MH Practitioner - RMN/SW/OT (7k Incentive*)

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner within a newly developed CYP Mental Health Community Intensive Support Team which will provide intensive support and interventions for young people and their families within the community.

Your role will be integral to the delivery of an urgent care pathway for children and young people that is young person and family focussed, needs led, responsive, accessible and flexible.

A key element of your role will be to work collaboratively with the young person and their family or carers to develop a care plan and to provide time limited intensive support which promotes resilience and reduces the likelihood of future crisis episodes.

You will also work collaboratively with other services to ensure that plans are in place to meet any ongoing care and support needs of the young person and their family.

The hours of operation for the service will be variable and will require unsociable hours working that will be across 7 days per week.

Positions available are across Lancashire and South Cumbria so there will be flexibility in terms of base and agile working involved in the roles. There will be positions available in:
  • Central and West Lancashire
  • The Fylde Coast
  • The Bay

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced practitioners who have an ethos of delivering young person centred, needs led, recovery focused and values based services. Successful applicants should be able to work sensitively and non-judgementally with children, young people & families who are in crisis.

Your main duties will include working intensively with children and young people to provide a collaboratively agreed time limited package of care and to support their families and carers to provide appropriate containment during periods of high expressed emotion and crisis.

You will promote active involvement of young people, their families and other significant persons in developing collaborative care/support plans and pro-active risk management plans, whilst liaising closely with children and young people's community mental health teams and specialist in-patient services to ensure that the least restrictive care option is provided to young people.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

For more details, please visit our website - Welcome bonus and relocation packages terms and conditions :: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (

Person Specification



  • Registered professional qualification in Nursing, Social Work, OT or equivalent profession.
  • Evidence of post registration professional development and training



  • Detailed knowledge of child safeguarding procedures and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health, including the Mental Health Act and issues of capacity and consent
  • Knowledge of what is meant by person centred care, recovery



  • Relevant post qualifying experience of working within children and families.
  • Experience of carrying out Significant post registration experience working with children, adolescents and families in the area of Application Interview Person Specification Our vision: high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. comprehensive assessments and care plans.
  • Experience of collaborative working with other services

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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