Community Mental Health Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
31 May 2023

View more

Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000** please see T&C's for further information

We are currently recruiting a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join our Adult Community Mental Health Team.

This role will be of interest for a psychiatric nurse who has worked with adults in a mental health setting. However, training and support will be provided for the right candidate.

We are a well-established, enthusiastic and motivated team. We work with adults who are experiencing severe mental health issues.

We are a relatively small, friendly, supportive team of CPNs, SW, OT, OTTI, CSW, MHWPs, Psychologist, Trainee CBT Therapist and Psychiatrists, covering the Vale Royal area (Northwich and Winsford).

The role will primarily be managing a caseload, supporting with duty and clinics. There are opportunities to develop the role and we embrace creative, effective, evidence-based ways of working with people who suffer from mental health problems.

If you are motivated and committed to delivering high quality evidence-based care and want to make a real difference to the lives of people living with a mental health condition, please feel free to contact us and apply.

Main duties of the job

This is a great time to be joining the team, as you will be part of developing our response to Community Mental Health Transformation.

The post holder will work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary framework, undertaking assessments and coordinating the care of patients with both functional and organic mental illness.

The post holder will maintain a caseload which will involve ongoing assessment: Formulation of care planning, risk assessments, Memory assessments. Completing reviews and offering interventions to help improve wellbeing/outcomes for the individual and their families, signposting to other agencies as necessary. Excellent communication, report writing, and assessment skills are essential for this post. Applicants should have sound working knowledge of mental health disorders and the Mental Health Act.

We are a friendly and supportive team upholding the core values of CWP. We offer a thorough induction period, which includes shadowing established team members. Supervision and training are mandatory with wider training / personal development readily available.

Access to transport for work purposes is essential.

Please see job description for more details.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • RMN
  • Degree or equivalent level psychiatric nurse qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualified experience working in a community mental health setting at band 5 or 6


  • Evidence of using Microsoft software and IT systems
  • Mentor qualification

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Specialist knowledge relevant to the service.
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work.



  • Experience of implementing significant changes in working practices.
  • Experience of monitoring standards of care.
  • Experience of providing supervision.
  • Experience of providing supervision.
  • Working knowledge of dementia
  • Working knowledge of older people with functional disorders

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert