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Early Intervention Psychosis Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and committed individual to join a well-established and supportive multi-disciplinary team.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Early Intervention Service (EIS) specialises in working with individuals aged 14 to 65 at risk of, or currently experiencing, first episode psychosis. Our team provides a range of specialist interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Family Interventions within a hub and spoke model of care. There are four multi-disciplinary early intervention service teams covering the Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint.

The Lancashire Early and South Cumbria Intervention Service is based within the Children and Families Network of Lancashire and South Cumbria Care NHS Foundation Trust. We enjoy close working links with a range of community and inpatient services for children and adults.

Main duties of the job

We place a strong emphasis on professional and clinical supervision in order to support and develop individuals as part of our commitment to maintain our focus on delivering the highest quality clinical service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part The Bay EIS, we have one permanent full time post for a nurse, social worker or occupational therapist to join the team. The posts will provide an opportunity for development for those who are interested in working within the Early Intervention Service and to gain valuable experience working in a community setting.

The post of Key Worker will work as part of the The Bay EIS. The Bay EIS operates via a hub and spoke model of care and cover the following localities Kendal, Barrow, Morecambe and Lancaster. The vacancy is to cover the whole of The Bay area however your base would be the most local to where you live. We ensure where possible that travel across the team's footprint is kept to a minimal.

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 Professional Qualification (RMN/SW/OT)
  • On-going registration with professional body.
  • Evidence of accredited learning at Degree level 6 or above that is relative to practice



  • Can demonstrate an in depth knowledge of mental health conditions and their recommended treatments.
  • Can demonstrate specialist knowledge within their professional area of patient/ client care.
  • Thorough knowledge of acute and community mental health care



  • Post Graduate experience.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team structure.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs.



  • Excellent communication, listening, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Highly developed skills with a clear ability to understand new concepts and ideas in practice.
  • Provide excellence in all areas of care delivery.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


EIS The Bay (MH)



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