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Community Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone joining the Trust in a Clinical role who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

We are currently recruiting a Band 6 Community Psychiatric Nurse to join our Older Adults CMHT.

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

We are a well-established enthusiastic and motivated team. We work with people who are experiencing mental health issues and we also have a memory clinic. This will involve memory assessments, key working, supporting with clinics, duty, managing a caseload and liaising with other agencies.

We are a relatively small, friendly, supportive team of CPNs, CSW and Psychiatrists, covering the Vale Royal area (Northwich and Winsford).

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 mental health setting at band 5 or 6


  • mentor qualification
  • evidence of using Microsoft software

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 working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Working knowledge of dementia
  • Working knowledge of older people with functional disorders

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Vale House Resource Centre

High Street



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