Snr CAMHS Practitioner

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

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed CAMHS Practitioner to join the CAMHS and Child Psychology Integrated Service Fylde and Wyre. You will be based at Whitegate Drive Health Centre, but work across the Lancashire Locality. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide high quality assessment and clinical intervention with children, young people and their parents/carers referred to the integrated service. You will contribute to the business aims of the service through joint working, consultation, training, and attending supervision.

You will join a Lancashire wide service of Team Leaders and Clinical Leads who provide specialist input to the six teams across Lancashire. We are committed to lifelong learning, supervision and encourage innovation and development.

Applications are invited from qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). As part of the team you will take a leadership role in the delivery of high quality service provision that promotes and improves the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families and carers. Working within a systemic and holistic framework you will undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and therapeutic interventions to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service. These assessments will also include young people needing support due to deliberate self-harm.

We are looking for a registered nurse, qualified social worker, occupational therapist or equivalent ideally with a minimum of 12 months recent experience within a CAMHS setting or experience in working within Mental Health. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivating, have the ability to case manage and will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish good working relationships essential to the success of the service.

The CAMHS services within LCFT are undergoing a transformation programme to implement the THRIVE model as a response to the Five Year Forward View. To meet this forward thinking view we are specifically looking for practitioners with a modern mind-set and an enthusiasm for the new model.

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/Qualifications Essential
  • Education/ Qualifications - First level Nursing qualification, RMN or equivalent such as Social Work or Occupational Therapy. Additional qualifications relevant to this post ENB 603 or equivalent Specific evidence based therapeutic training Information technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescribing V300
Education/Qualifications Essential
  • 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 Clinical/ Safeguarding risk assessment skills Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work.
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working with child emotional and mental health Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of child emotional and mental health. Evidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously Working within a team and /or multi-agency arenas. Experience of working with young people who self-harm Demonstrable leadership and change management skills
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • An ability to be flexible and innovative to adapt to the changing needs of the developing service. Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced clearance An ability to travel to and from various places of work to meet the needs of the post Post subject to medical clearance
Work Related Circumstances Essential
  • Commitment to health and safety Commitment to attendance at work Willingness to work flexibly, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays to meet the needs of the service.

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