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Snr CYPMH Practitioner (7k Incentive*)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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& Cs for details.

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

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

Person Specification



  • o1st level registered health practitioner oRelevant first level degree or equivalent



  • oExperience of working with children, young people and families with mental health difficulties. oExperience of teamwork and multi-disciplinary team working.



  • oKnowledge and understanding of Safeguarding oKnowledge of other services which link to community services including voluntary and statutory agencies. oKnowledge and Experience of a range of therapeutic approaches. oWorking knowledge of Children Act 1989, Mental Health Act and Child Protection.

Skills & Abilities


  • oGood verbal, non-verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills oRisk Assessment. oAbility to produce high quality, accurate and concise written reports/ clinical correspondence. oBasic IT skills. oAbility to work according to the needs of the service. oGood team working skills oEffective record keeping. oCommitted to ensuring the voice of the child is present in service delivery and development oAbility to work with challenging situations. oAbility to deliver patient centre care in line with NICE guidance oGood organisational skills. oEmpathy for carers/service users

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


36110 South CAMHS


LA14 2LB

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