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Mental Health Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Mental Health Practitioner within our Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team based in Congleton. The Urgent Care Mental Health First Response Service is made up of multiple teams that include Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams, Liaison Services, Street Triage Services, Liaison and Diversion Services and the Crisis Line. This post will be based within the Cheshire East locality, with in the Home Treatment Team.

Main duties of the job

The role of a Practitioner is to work within a multi-disciplinary team, providing a comprehensive assessment of people presenting in crisis. You will undertake detailed assessments of people's needs and use your clinical skills and knowledge to provide intervention and treatment. The post holder will be expected to work as part of the Urgent Care Mental Health First Response Service.

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 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



  • NMC registered nurse, or Social Worker (AMP's) or Allied Healt
  • Professionals educated to degree/diploma level and registered with the appropriate professional body registration
  • To possess specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by theory


  • Evidence of further professional development involving serious mental illness



  • Knowledge of social and health care legislation and the ability to apply knowledge appropriately.
  • A knowledge of Mental Health Act and basic police legislation and the ability to apply this
  • knowledge of clinical assessment and risk management planning
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to equal opportunities issues
  • Sound knowledge of current professional staff development and continuous service improvement issues


  • Knowledge of recording data to support service deliver
  • Knowledge of undertaking audits and surveys
  • Information Management and Technology skills.



  • Post registration experience or demonstrated competencies through Personal Development Plan
  • Experience of direct delivery of clinical services
  • Evidence of working within a multi-agency team


  • Experience in delivering training
  • Multi-disciplinary teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Congleton Library

Market Square


CW12 1ET

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373-SMH1726-C RR

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