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Here4You Access Team Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Home-based with travel within Lincolnshire
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a really exciting opportunity to join a developing service. The Here4You Access Team went live in January 2022, it was initially a 12 month project to but quickly established itself as a must have service.

Despite individual members of the team being based across the entire county of Lincolnshire we have become a very cohesive, supportive team. There is at least one full time position available due to additional funding as well as internal progression of staff.

If you want to work in a fast paced, exciting and dynamic service with the needs of the children and young people of Lincolnshire at the heart of everything we do then this is the role for you

Main duties of the job

The Here4You Access team practitioners' main duties are; to screen all incoming referrals to Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trusts, Children and young peoples emotional wellbeing and mental health services. Provide advice and signposting information in regard to other appropriate services available across the county and nationally. Provide advice to professionals regarding emotional wellbeing and mental health of the CYPs they work with. Liaising with other CYP services in order to ensure a positive journey for CYPs and their families when navigating the complex health and social care system. Providing supervision and training to colleagues and students.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Team workingProvide clinical support to the team based on knowledge and experience as and when needed.Supporting the induction of new staff.Attendance at team meetings and away days where necessary.Completing audits as required (for example quality audits and examining data).Support the implementation of service improvements & changes within the team setting.Act as Practice Supervisor or Assessor (registered nurse) for student nurses in the team.

ClinicalScreening referrals to CYP services and liaising with peers to ensure the young person receives the right care at the right time.Providing cover on the Here4You line to triage calls and provide support to professionals and parents/carers.Completing thorough and holistic triage and risk assessments where necessary.Liaise with other professionals/services re. referrals and according to CYP needs.Recognition of own skills and professional capability to escalate cases as necessary.Gathering feedback from children, young people, parents/carers and other professionals to enable service growth and development.

AdministrationProficient use of the clinical system to upload and locate demographic information as well as clinical information where appropriate.Ensuring accurate and appropriate information is recorded within the young persons clinical notes.Robust risk assessing and triage including ensuring all information is accurate, timely and relevant to CYP care.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN/ RNLD/Social Worker/Occupational Therapist with current registration.
  • Educated to degree level in mental health/social care or another relevant subject or equivalent experience within the mental health field of working.
  • Therapeutic interventions qualification.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs, including those with emotional wellbeing needs
  • Experience in risk management of people with emotional wellbeing/mental health needs.
  • Good knowledge of universal children's services.
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have mental health or emotional wellbeing needs.
  • Experience of delivering therapeutic interventions.
  • Experience of providing support to junior staff.
Skills Essential
  • Sound knowledge of childcare legislation and Safeguarding.
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development and risk management of young people in crisis.
  • Ability to work in partnership with universal services to provide the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

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