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CYPMH Assessment and Triage Practitioner (�7k Welcome Bonus)

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our CYPMH (CAMHS) team as a Triage Practitioner in Greater Preston, transforming children and young people's mental health. We're seeking a Triage and Assessment Practitioner 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.

Main duties of the job

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:

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

*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 30th June 2024.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

PLEASE NOTE: This bonus scheme is subject to a Repayment Clause should the post holder leave this role within 24 months of commencing employment.

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

If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss them please contact

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

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
  • 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



  • A minimum of 12 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

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Greater Preston



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