CAMHS Triage, Assessment and DUTY Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 per annum
Closing date
14 Dec 2023
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Senior CAMHS Practitioner to join the CAMHS service in West Lancs.

The triage, DUTY and Assessment post is a crucial part of the service that ensures young people are guided to the most appropriate service in a timely manner. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide high quality assessment and triage with children, young people and their parents/carers referred to the CAMHS service. We are looking for dynamic and skilled practitioner to help develop this service and improve children and young people's access to help and support. You will contribute to the business aims of the service through joint working, consultation, training, and attending supervision.

Alongside triaging you will also provide duty cover, allowing families, professionals the opportunity for timely advice and guidance regarding suitable local services, urgent/crisis advice, referral advice, reviewing of urgent referrals etc.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited from qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 18 months experience, working with children and young people with emotional and mental health needs. You may be required to work in various community settings alongside partner providers.

Successful applicants will be required to co-work effectively with colleagues and maintain good clinical records and data collection. The successful candidate must be able to work weekends, bank holidays and unsocial hours as required by the service model although currently the role is Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, with 1 weekend in 6 weeks.

For an informal discussion please contact Rachel Lynch Team Manager 01695 684 262

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • First level qualification, RMN or equivalent such as CQSW or occupational therapy
  • Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post.



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



  • Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously.
  • Working within a team and /or multi-agency arenas.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Westgate CAMHS, Westgate House



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