Senior Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for two full time Practitioners 37.5 hours per week/part time hours will be considered, to join our award winning ongoing developing CCETTS Team based in Lincoln.

Our service covers areas across North of Lincolnshire so having a means to travel is essential. There will also be an expectation on a Rota basis to support our CCETT south team covering appointments in the south of the county.

We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals to join our award-winning team. You will be providing crisis and enhanced home treatment for young people struggling with acute deteriorating mental health difficulties, including self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders/ disordered eating and psychosis. Our team looks at providing an alternative to a tier 4 admission and supporting those being discharged from an acute inpatient admission following an episode of care.

The role will include providing Crisis Assessments, 1:1 therapeutic intervention utilising DBT and CBT skills, providing Emotional First Aid group work, and psycho- education with parents and Carers.

You will work closely with the new CAMHs Mental Health Liaison service.

You will be expected to work a shift pattern on a rota basis covering 7 days per week 08:45-19:00.

For any further enquiries please contact Lisa de la Perrelle, 01522 535189 or email:

Main duties of the job

To ensure the team provides a high standard of clinical care by providing safe and effective treatment for children/young people and their families/carers.You will be responsible for managing complex referrals and assessments coming into the service and the day to day running of the team and service. Working collaboratively with children and young people and their carers, you will formulate a care plan to be delivered by the team in the community.

You will provide ongoing leadership and support by taking on the lead professional role in complex cases during the treatment period and up to transfer/discharge. This role includes day to day shift to enable the service to provide a rapid response to children and young people presenting with urgent and emergency mental health presentations over a 24/7 rota, including on-call duties out of hours, and to provide an intensive home treatment service to prevent admission to inpatient beds and to facilitate early discharge.

You will provide professional advice and support to other teams, agencies and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

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, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. 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 are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of community clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.
  • Provide rapid response to children/young people presenting with urgent and emergency mental health presentations over a 24/7 rota.
  • Work as part of a team managing referrals for assessment and intensive community treatment for young people experiencing a mental health crisis or at risk of hospital admission.
  • Act as bed co-ordinators for out of county placements.
  • Support the Access Assessment of new referrals for in-patient beds.
  • Act as lead professional for complex cases within the team.
  • Engage with young people to provide mental health and risk assessment, risk management plans, and taking appropriate therapeutic risk for young people following crisis.
  • Provide full assessment and collaborative care planning for implementation by the multi-disciplinary team, in partnership with young people/carers and other workers involved in care delivery.
  • Work in accordance with relevant childcare, health legislation and professional standards in partnership with wider childrens services and to engage fully with Safeguarding, Common Assessment Framework and other processes which requires working together with other agencies.
  • Proactively involve children/young people and their families/carers in service development including using service questionnaires to obtain structured feedback.
  • Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children/young people and families/carers.
  • Work closely with other colleagues within the service to enable effective transitions to and from other areas.
  • Ensure best practice by incorporating NICE guidance and meeting healthcare standards.
  • Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records.
  • Help support and develop other staff in the team and provide supervision/line management.
  • To be able to travel independently and work flexibly across the county to support the service, from a designated base.
  • Use outcome measures to evidence effectiveness of treatments provided.
  • Participate in management and clinical supervision.
  • Manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with, and in order to contribute towards the attainment of, the Service/Trust productivity requirements including waiting times.
  • Participate in all clinical governance and audit developments including post registration education, training and continuing professional development.
  • Maintain knowledge and standards of medicine management through training and supervision.
  • Have an awareness of the mental health act, (MHA) deprivation of liberty, (DOLS), mental capacity act (MCA) and childrens act and how this affects the management of patients at home and as inpatients.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate professional with current registration
  • Mentorship Module (degree level)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.


  • Leadership training
  • Training in Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) or Family systemic practices



  • Relevant experience of working with people with mental health needs
  • Experience of working with individuals in crisis
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Experience of managing and developing staff including supervision.


  • Experience of working with children and young people.

Skills and Competences


  • Expert knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act, Care Programme Approach and Risk Assessment.
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development, risk assessment and risk management of young people in crisis
  • Experience of using evidence based practice.
  • 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.
  • Well-developed IT skills
  • Excellent time management skills, organisational skills, ability to work under pressure and to manage own and other workloads efficiently

Special Requirements


  • Able to travel around the county independently and in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Horizon Centre Monson Street

Monson Street



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