Senior Children and Young People Mental Health Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner within a newly developed CYP Mental Health Community Intensive Support Team which will provide intensive support and interventions for young people and their families within the community.

Your role will be integral to the delivery of an urgent care pathway for children and young people that is young person and family focussed, needs led, responsive, accessible and flexible.

A key element of your role will be to work collaboratively with the young person and their family or carers to develop a care plan and to provide time limited intensive support which promotes resilience and reduces the likelihood of future crisis episodes.

You will also work collaboratively with other services to ensure that plans are in place to meet any ongoing care and support needs of the young person and their family.

The hours of operation for the service will be variable and will require unsociable hours working that will be across 7 days per week.

Positions available are across Lancashire and South Cumbria so there will be flexibility in terms of base and agile working involved in the roles. There will be positions available in:
  • Central and West Lancashire
  • The Fylde Coast
  • The Bay

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced practitioners who have an ethos of delivering young person centred, needs led, recovery focused and values based services. Successful applicants should be able to work sensitively and non-judgementally with children, young people & families who are in crisis.

Your main duties will include working intensively with children and young people to provide a collaboratively agreed time limited package of care and to support their families and carers to provide appropriate containment during periods of high expressed emotion and crisis.

You will promote active involvement of young people, their families and other significant persons in developing collaborative care/support plans and pro-active risk management plans, whilst liaising closely with children and young people's community mental health teams and specialist in-patient services to ensure that the least restrictive care option is provided to young people.

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 Education Essential
  • Registered professional qualification in Nursing, Social Work, OT or equivalent profession.
  • Evidence of post registration professional development and training
Knowledge Essential
  • Detailed knowledge of child safeguarding procedures and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health, including the Mental Health Act and issues of capacity and consent
  • Knowledge of what is meant by person centred care, recovery
Experience Essential
  • Relevant post qualifying experience of working within children and families.
  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive assessments and care plans.
  • Experience of collaborative working with other services

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