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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Children and Young People Mental Health Community Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Lancashire and South Cumbria

Salary

Location

£22,549 - £24,882

Posted Date

13 December 2022

Preston

Closing Date

6 January 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Children and Young People’s Mental Health Community Practitioner within a newly developed Children and Young People’s Mental Health Community Intensive Support Team which will provide intensive home based support and interventions for young people and their families.

our role will be integral to support 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 support the Senior Mental Health Practitioners to provide high quality safe and effective home based support and interventions for young people and their families as agreed in their care plan. The post will involve working under the supervision of a senior member of the team but will include independent work in the young person’s home and other community settings.

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

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 North Lancashire and South Cumbria so there will be flexibility in terms of base and agile working involved in the roles. 

 
Working for our organisation

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.

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