At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.
East Lancashire and Adolescent Service (ELCAS) provides Child and Young Peoples Mental Health Services across East Lancashire.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two Band 5 Trainee Mental Health Practitioners.
The successful applicants will be part of an initiative for developmental posts in CYP Mental Health and will be recruited to train in a Post Graduate Therapy within the Children and Young People’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) .
Within ELCAS there are two posts (2.0 WTE) and these are Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practice (SFP)
The successful applicants will work within ELCAS as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high-quality, outcome informed, focused and evidence-based interventions for children and young people in accordance with the competency framework for their therapeutic modality.
Applicants need to be able to start the Post Graduate training programme taught academic dates in January 2022 and commit to attendance at all university based taught and self-study days required by Manchester University. You will work in the service for the remaining days of the week using your newly developed skills to ensure you gain the necessary clinical practice hours to fulfil the academic programme. This is 200 hours of modality and case specific practice for the full time courses.
Applicants should state which course they are applying for.
Those successful applicants appointed will, on successful completion of the programme, return to the service where you will have as part your job plan opportunity to deliver interventions aligned to your therapeutic modality alongside generic CYP MH work. There will be a local 4 week induction and you will be supported by a skills and competency framework for Band 5 staff to ensure you are assisted to achieve all elements of the role.
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion for working with children who will want to develop their skills and knowledge as part of future career progression and personal development.
ELCAS strives to provide excellent quality evidence based mental health care and are therefore committed to on-going quality and service improvements. We are committed to the meaningful participation of children, young people and their families in the design and development of our services. Working within our community teams the successful applicants will work with children in a variety of community settings with support from the multi-disciplinary team and clinical supervisors to identify young people with the level of needs suited to the requirements of the academic programme.
Interested candidates are encouraged to review course information on the national NHS England Website
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