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Triage and Assessment Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Trust wide
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a Trust wide vacancy in various locations - Lancaster and Morecambe, Fylde and Wyre, Preston, Chorley South Ribble and West Lancashire

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team:-
  • To 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.
  • Within a systemic and holistic framework undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and brief therapeutic interventions to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service, including as a result of deliberate self-harm.
  • To screen referrals, signpost and offer an assessment to make sure children and young people are accessing the right services in a timely manner.
  • To provide a duty function within the team where delegated.
  • As part of an integrated CYPMH service, actively liaise and support robust partnership working arrangements between the CYPMH Team and community partners and other key stakeholders involved with the child across agencies in order that an integrated package of care is developed.

Main duties of the job

Join our CYPMH (CAMHS) team as a Triage Practitioner in Lancashire and South Cumbria, transforming children and young people's mental health. We're seeking 5 Triage and Assessment Practitioners to pioneer a role in our new CYPMH access hub. Responsibilities include delivering high-quality assessments, clinical interventions, and leading clinical governance and quality improvement.

With your help, we're deliver a new integrated Thrive model, which will revolutionise the CYPMH service and transform young lives.

Your Role:

Deliver high-quality, timely, and accessible assessments, manage a clinical caseload, and provide brief clinical interventions.

Contribute to high-quality service delivery, ensuring responsive and personalised care.

Provide and receive clinical supervision, enhancing service quality.

Engage in partnership building, quality improvement, and clinical governance.

Work alongside our expert Team Leaders, Service Integration Managers, and Senior Clinical Leads.

We're Looking For:

Passionate Registered Nurses, Social Workers, or Occupational Therapists

Join Us:

5 positions in various locations including Lancaster, Morecambe, Fylde, Wyre, Preston, and West Lancashire.

Full-time roles with flexible hours, including weekends and bank holidays.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children and young people and be part of this life-changing work!

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

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

Person Specification



  • First level qualification, Registered Nurse (Mental Health or Child) or Qualified Social Worker 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



  • Previous months experience of working within Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Child Mental Health
  • Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously



  • An ability to be flexible and innovative to adapt to the changing needs of the developing service.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Management CYPMH Integrated

Trust wide


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