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Core CAMHS Practitioner

Job Description

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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding all children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices to ensure the protection of children and adults at risk.

If applicable to this post, from April 2015, it is a national requirement to undertake the Cavendish Care Certificate if you are new to health and social care. If you are not able to provide evidence of completion of this certificate, you will be supported to complete the program within your first 12 weeks' employment. You will be given a mentor and buddy to help you achieve the required competencies.

An opportunity has arisen in the Lincoln Core CAMHS team based at the Horizon Centre, Lincoln to work flexibly across Lincoln and Gainsborough.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated CAMHS clinicians with a nursing qualification and current NMC registration or equivalent Social Worker or Occupational Therapy.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to undertake in-depth, independent work providing specialist assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with complex mental health difficulties.

The post-holder will be experienced in providing supervision, working with other professional staff in a collaborative way and providing advice and consultation both to professional colleagues and clients’ carers.

The Team consists of staff from multi professional backgrounds and provides specialist mental health services for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. Within our specialist service we offer a range of interventions to children, young people and their families/carers. In an exciting new development we have recently developed group packages for delivering care to young people and their families.

Post holders must have the essential qualifications (see person specification) and should have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to be able to work with the complex mental health needs of children and young people. The ability to travel within the geographical work area is essential.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Role Profile.

To maintain head-count within the Trust, other than in exceptional circumstances, advertised vacancies that contain ‘Internal only’ in the title are open to LPFT employees only.


Please note that when filling out your application form, the details of your references should be accurate, up-to-date and provide work, postal and e-mail addresses to enable Employment Services to be timely in their request for your reference.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All new employees will be subject to a £4769 charge (enhanced) or a £2969 charge (standard) if an electronic DBS check is required for this post. This fee will be deducted from your wages during your first six months' employment.

Our Commitment -

Our aim at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to employ a diverse workforce and we take positive action to achieve this. We actively encourage applications from under represented groups and those who have had personal experience of a mental health conditions.

We're also committed to flexible working patterns within the needs of the service so this job may be suitable for job share. There is also a team to advise on childcare issues.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01529) 222280.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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