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Specialist Social Worker

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a CYPMH inpatient Specialist Social worker at The Cove, Heysham and Lancashire.

The aim of this team is to offer responsive and effective assessments and treatment of all young people aged 13-18 accessing CYPMH inpatient care. The team devise collaborative care plans and risk assessments based on positive risk taking and least restrictive practice principles. The service is committed to delivering quality care and being able to reflect on the importance of the service user journey and experience is critically important to this role.

Main duties of the job

The CYPMH inpatient Specialist Social worker role is central to the safe and effective running of the service. We require an outstanding clinical and operational leader who is committed to providing a high quality, safe and effective service. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop clinically and professionally. A high level of emotional intelligence will be required in the successful applicant, and the ability to be part of a cohesive MDT team will be critical to the role.You will be expected to serve the whole of the multi-racial and multi-cultural community in Lancashire and South Cumbria with demonstrable values and commitment to diversity and anti-discriminatory practice. This will require the successful applicant to be a leader, mentor, teacher and role model.

This is an outstanding opportunity for career development, in an emerging area of CAMHS clinical practice, expanding to support young people on the edge of hospital admission, as well as those receiving high quality inpatient care.

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



  • CQSW, CSS, DipSW or equivalent.
  • Post graduate /registration training (which is relevant to the post) to Masters Degree level or the equivalent experience / training.
  • Evidence of post registration training in Mental Health.



  • In-depth knowledge of social care issues and how this relates to care delivery.
  • Working knowledge of current legislation and national initiatives
  • Highly developed knowledge of child and adolescent development



  • Substantial post registration experience.
  • Substantial Mental Health experience.
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have mental health problems

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Cove



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