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Child & Youth Justice Service Mental Health Worker (�7k Welcome Bonus)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Fylde & Wyre & South Cumbria
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service works with children aged 8-18 either involved with or at risk of entering the Youth Justice System. Our guiding principles as a service are:
  • Child-First
  • Trauma Informed
  • Restorative

The service provides support to children, their families, victims, and communities through enhancing the safety of children and supporting opportunities for them to achieve positive futures.

Your role will be hosted by an integrated Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust which provides a range of services including:
  • Primary and secondary mental health care for children and adults including specialist in-patient child and adolescent mental health provision, perinatal mental health, forensic services including low and medium secure care.
  • Specialist community support for children and adults with learning disabilities and autism, including intensive support.
  • Community physical health and well-being services for children and adults.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust are pleased to announce the development of a Criminal Youth Justice Service and we are currently recruiting to cover Fylde and Wyre and Central regions.

The successful applicants will ensure children and their families/carers are supported by working alongside Social Workers to contribute to assessments and interventions to achieve positive outcomes.

Main duties of the job

This is a highly developed specialist role and the post holder will be required to have an in-depth knowledge and experience of mental health services and how this impacts on and increases the vulnerability of children and adults at risk of abuse or neglect.

Assist the Child & Youth Justice Health Lead in co-ordinating provision to children and their families across Lancashire.

To analyse and communicate sensitive and complex information in relation to the safeguarding/MCA agenda within the organisation and to partner agencies as necessary.

To support and strengthen the knowledge and confidence of CYJS professionals working within the team, in relation to the health needs of children and young people.

To increase accessibility and develop a coordinated response to children's health needs across agencies and professional boundaries ensuring all young people are offered a health assessment.

Increase the early identification of physical, emotional, and mental health in children and young people referred to the YJS. This could include providing short-term interventions and referrals to specialist services.

Assist young people to address their own health needs, identifying how their unmet health needs are contributing to their offending behaviour and supporting with this this when needed.

Provide a clear pathway and referral to other agencies, through the CYJS Family Strategy for families experiencing health problems.

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.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

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

Person Specification



  • oCurrent NMC registration oEvidence of continued professional development and experiential learning



  • oUp to date knowledge of the safeguarding children's and adults agenda within a Crimi9jnal Justice context oKnowledge of legislation relating to Criminal Justice and children, the children's act Safeguarding and the implications for practice arrangements oKnowledge of National and Local criminal youth justice policy and Strategic criminal youth justice priorities oUp to date knowledge of promoting the health and welfare of Looked After Children oKnowledge of local health care provision and the ability to signpost for appropriate care oUp to date knowledge of Data Protection Act and information sharing guidelines oKnowledge of strategy, guidelines and policy development in relation to safeguarding



  • oRecent clinical experience of working with vulnerable children and/or adults. oExperience of working in a team environment. oClinical experience relating to criminal youth justice and protecting children and/or adults assessing health needs and preparing care plans oSome experience of multi-agency / multi-disciplinary working and ability to work co-operatively.

Skills & Abilities


  • oNon-judgemental, child and adult centred approach oWillingness to participate in clinical and safeguarding supervision oAbility to prioritise, plan and evaluate own workload and meet deadlines oOpen, honest and highly motivated and enthusiastic team worker treating all colleagues with dignity and respect oConfident in dealing with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of seniority.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


L7F9 L9520 Child & Youth Justice Service

Fylde & Wyre & South Cumbria


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