Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people with mental health difficulties and eating disorders?
East Cheshire CAMHS service has an exciting opportunity for a Band 6, CAMHS Practitioner to join their Community CAMHS Team. The post is a 12 month fixed term contract.
We are looking for applicants that have experience in evidence based therapeutic interventions for children, young people and their families . The Community CAMHS Team consists of experienced CAMHS clinicians from a variety of professional disciplines with experience of providing therapeutic input, managing risk/ complexity and multi-agency working. Within that team we have the East Cheshire Spoke of the Cheshire-wide community Hub and Spoke Eating Disorder Services for children and young people.Main duties of the jobDo you want to improve the pathways for children and young people's mental health services?
You will have: -
- A high level of enthusiasm and dedication to providing quality, community based mental health and eating disorder services to children, young people, and their families
- Experience in undertaking specialist assessments and providing interventions & formulations to address the needs of the client group
- Experience of working with children and young people who, due to their eating disorders and their mental and emotional health needs, present with a significant level of clinical risk
- Experience of working under pressure and in a demanding, fast paced environment
- To have the skill to adapt and the flexibility to think on your feet due to the nature of your role
- Access to transport or have the ability to travel to a variety of venues as part of the working day
Interested? Informal enquiries and visits to the team are welcomed.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 'Silver' 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 descriptionJob 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 SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Core profession (Social Care, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, and Clinical Psychologists) or recognised degree level broad based health & social care qualification which will require completion of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Knowledge Skills and Attributes https://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KS A.aspx KSA Accreditation profiles
- Professional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, BACP,BABCP BASW, TRA) or be able to become accredited with a professional such as e.g. BABCP this within 12 months of appointment
- Teaching, Mentoring qualification
- Therapeutic Training to intermediate / diploma level
- Post qualification experience of working within a CAMHs or Child Mental Health related field.
- Recognised Experience of working with a specific therapeutic approach. E.g. CBT, Family Therapy, SFBT
- Undertaking formal and informal Clinical Risk assessments
- Undertaking Mental Health Assessments
- Keyboard skills, including using databases, Microsoft Office and clinical systems
Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential
- Post qualifying experience of working within NHS community CAMHS
- Working knowledge of specialist therapeutic approaches e.g. CBT, Family Therapy
- Knowledge of Child Protection workings and Practice.
- Working knowledge of Children related legislation
- Experience of inter-agency working
- Experience of writing, implementing and evaluating Care / Treatment Plans
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of working with Students/ Learners
- Experience of providing clinical supervision
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Lea Bank Close
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