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Mental Health Practitioner (Wirral)

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wirral
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply please see attached document.

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

If you are a caring individual looking for an exciting opportunity working with children and young people as a Mental Health Practitioner within the CAMHS Access team, look no further!

Wirral Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a therapy-based service which offers support to children and young people with mild to severe mental health difficulties and their families and carers. We work in close alignment with the Local Authority, education, and the voluntary sector. Our aim is to ensure that children receive the right support, from the right service at the right time.

Main duties of the job

Due to the current national focus on children's services and subsequent investment an exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the development of CAMHS service in Wirral in response to this challenge.

You will be an experienced clinician who will work closely with CAMHS leads, eating disorder specialists and members of core CAMHS to provide assessment and intervention within a multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will be committed to help to develop and drive the CAMHS Access service forward.

This role requires: a core profession or degree level broad based health and social care qualification AND Professional registration.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Core profession (Social Work, Nurse, Allied Health Professional)
  • Professional Registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, Social Work England)
  • Nationally recognised post-qualification, continuous professional development (CPD) related to the core profession (Social Work, Nurse, Allied Health Professional).


Desirable

  • Therapeutic Training to intermediate / diploma level


Knowledge and Expertise

Essential

  • Demonstrable 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


Desirable

  • Experience of working with Students/ Learners
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision


Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience of working within a CYPMHS or Child Mental Health related field.
  • Recognised experience of working within an environment where evidence based interventions have been delivered
  • Undertaking formal and informal clinical risk assessments and risk management planning
  • Undertaking mental health assessments
  • IT skills, including using databases, Microsoft Office and clinical systems


Desirable

  • Post qualifying experience of working within NHS community CYPMHS


Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wirral

Wirral

CH41 6ND

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

373-CYP1082

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