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Core CAMHS Practitioner and CYP IAPT Trainee

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023
We have three newly created and exciting posts within Lincolnshire's Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (LPFT CAMHS).

This is initially a 12 month funded Children and Young People - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) training post giving the successful applicant the opportunity to do an 12 month Systemic training with Northampton University alongside working within a very well established and well respected Community CAMH service.

LPFT CAMHS has been rated Outstanding 2 years in a row by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

On successful completion of this CYP IAPT training, you will be given a permanent contract with LPFT to work as a Community CAMHS practitioner within the Louth Community CAMHS team, or with the CAMHS Learning Disability Team, or the Crisis North Team. Please state in your application which team you would prefer to be based in.

Main duties of the job

The training involves teaching blocks as well as weekly teaching and supervision days at Northampton University. Some of the teaching provided by Northampton University will be provided remotely but you must be willing and able to travel to Northampton for the face-to-face teaching and assessment days. In addition, you should be willing to travel within the Lincolnshire area for work.

You must have a relevant degree and a core profession with appropriate professional registration, as detailed on the attached Job Description and Person Specification. You will need to evidence experience of working with children, young people and families as well as evidence knowledge of mental health services.

You cannot be accepted onto the training programme if you are currently undertaking studies elsewhere and/or are registered with another university.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

The clinical work during the CYP IAPT training involves being part of a multi-disciplinary CAMHS team where you will carry a caseload of systemic cases during training and will access weekly systemic supervision.

On successful completion of the CYP IAPT training you will work full time as a CAMHS practitioner within CAMHS and will have a generic caseload. You will be supported in continuing to work systemically but will also be expected to be able to provide CAMHS assessments and provide other evidence based therapeutic interventions individual and group based.

Please note that in this instance the training is not optional and there will be a joint interview process with the University of Northampton to appoint to this role and the role is dependent on meeting all course requirements.

All applicants will need to be available to start working for LPFT CAMHS in January and will need to attend LPFTs mandatory induction training. The formal training with Northampton University will start in February 2023 with a minimum of 2 days per week attendance initially.

Please note the following HEE funding policy applies to this post:-

The 2-year Psychological Professions Funding Rule The 2-year psychological professions funding rule is based on the principle that once an individual has commenced an NHS-funded psychological professions training programme, a 2- year period will be required to pass from the expected completion date of that training before the funded individual would be eligible for further NHS funding to train in another psychological profession training (where this leads to a change of occupation). Notes: 1. The 2-year timeframe is taken from the date of the qualifying exam board (or the date individual award is formally recommended by chairs action post-exam board) of one course to the start date for teaching of the next course to be undertaken. 2. The rule applies to any individual who starts and subsequently completes, withdraws or fails to complete the qualifying requirements of a training programme.

Please consult the HEEs website for further information .

For informal queries about the 3 posts please contact:

Marie Gibbons Highly Specialist Systemic Family Psychotherapist, 01476 464949

Hanna Koster - Specialist Systemic Family Psychotherapist, 01476 46494

Person Specification



  • Recognised Professional Qualification in Registered Nursing (RMN,RLDN), Social Worker (CQSW, DipSW), Occupational Therapy or other relevant qualification e.g.IAPT qualification and Counselling


  • Post qualification courses in childcare practice or therapeutic work with children and families



  • Relevant experience of working with people with mental health needs, including severe and enduring mental ill health
  • Experience of using evidence based practice
  • Experience of working with children and young people and their families


  • Experience of working in CAMHS
  • Experience of group work



  • Sound knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act and the Care Programme Approach
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development
  • Ability to work both as a member of a team and autonomously and to manage own and other colleagues anxieties
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Ability to delegate whilst maintaining overall responsibility for service users care, where appropriate
  • Highly motivated & able to engage with service users & carers to improve outcomes


  • Risk management of young people in crisis

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust





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