Snr CAMHS Practitioner - Triage

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Morecambe
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Senior CAMHS Practitioner to join the CAMHS and Children's Psychological Service in Lancaster & Morecambe.

The triage post is a crucial part of the service that ensures young people are guided to the most appropriate service in a timely manner. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide high quality assessment and triage with children, young people and their parents/carers referred to the integrated service. We are looking for dynamic and skilled practitioner to help develop this service and improve children and young people's access to help and support.

Alongside triaging you will also provide duty cover, allowing families, professionals the opportunity for timely advice and guidance regarding suitable local services, urgent/crisis advice, referral advice, reviewing of urgent referrals etc.

Applications are invited from qualified Registered Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists with a minimum of 18 months experience, working with children and young people with emotional and mental health needs. You may be required to work in various community settings alongside partner providers.

The successful candidate must be able to work weekends, bank holidays and unsocial hours as required by the service model although currently the role is Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm .

Main duties of the job

  • To 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.


  • Within a systemic and holistic framework undertake needs led, evidence based, highly skilled assessments and brief therapeutic interventions to children and young people, their families and carers, who present to the service, including as a result of deliberate self-harm.
  • To screen referrals, signpost and offer an assessment to make sure children and young people are accessing the right services in a timely manner.
  • As part of an integrated CAMHS service actively liaise and support robust partnership working arrangements between the CAMHS Team and community partners and other key stakeholders involved with the child across agencies in order that an integrated package of care is developed.
  • To provide clinical leadership and supervision to less experienced team members and students, and to facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice.
  • Provide timely advice/guidance to families and professionals through participation on duty rota.
  • To work in collaboration with the (service manager / team leader) to support the clinical governance / public health and NHS modernisation agenda.
  • To actively contribute to the implementation of the safeguarding agenda within the service, in partnership with the Lancashire Care safeguarding team.


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
  • oFirst level qualification, RMN or equivalent such as CQSW or occupational therapy oInformation technology skills sufficient to the undertaking of the post
Knowledge Essential
  • oAn ability to think systemically and holistically oDemonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based needs led assessments, of highly complex and co-morbid presentations of children, young people, their families and carers oDemonstrable Knowledge and skills in evidence based therapeutic interventions relevant to the needs of this client group oDemonstrable 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 o Good knowledge of legislation, acts and developments relevant to the field of child related work.
Experience Essential
  • oA minimum of 18 months experience of working within Child Mental Health oDemonstrable knowledge and understanding of Child Mental Health oEvidence of an ability to effectively manage own workload and able to work autonomously oWorking within a team and /or multi-agency arenas


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