Senior Practitioner

Company: NHS
Sector: Healthcare
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: £26,565 - £35,577 per annum, pro rata
Date Posted: 9th March 2018
Closing Date: 22nd March 2018
Location: Carlisle
Reference Number: 262-A-18-39884

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Senior Practitioners to work within the new Strengthening Families (SF) team in North Cumbria.

This newly established, co-commissioned team is dedicated to working with Cumbria’s most vulnerable families, children and young people who are subject to statutory plans within the Child Protection, Child in Need, Children Looked After frameworks, and families who have come to Cumbria as part of the national Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program (SRRP). A recent addition to the specification is supporting the health assessment and signposting functions of young people open to the Youth Offending Service. This ground breaking, partnership approach to meeting the health needs of Cumbrian families, is based on a model of holistic family care, where the family are partners in the achievement of outcomes

We are looking for motivated practitioners who embrace change, are solution and family focussed, are dynamic and can manage a demanding caseload, whilst making a real difference to the families in their care.

The successful candidates will be an experienced qualified registered nurse with recent experience of working with looked after children and young people aged 0-19yrs, and will be someone who demonstrates key leadership and advocacy skills.

You will be working with a multi–agency, system-wide team whose aim is to work towards improving the life chances for vulnerable children and young people and their families, including those who are currently in the care of the Local Authority.

If you would like to discuss these posts further, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Hazell or Sara Lyons on 01228 608050 or email

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as a one off payment or over 3months at £10 a month

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4 = deduction from salary as one off payment or £15 deduction from 1st months salary, £11 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK CPFT future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme *

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Childcare Vouchers

Cycle to work scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

* These schemes are subject to individual job roles.

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