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Eating Disorder Therapist

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

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**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.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people with eating disorders?

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our West Chester 0-18 eating disorders Community team. In this role, you will provide assessment, treatment, and support to children and young people with eating disorders. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, including psychologists, nurses, and dieticians.

Make a real difference in the lives of young people who are struggling with eating disorders.

You will have the opportunity to work with a team of experts in the field, and you will be supported to develop your skills and knowledge.

You will also have significant links with generic community CAMHS, which will allow you to provide a wider range of services to young people and their families.

We are asking that you have a core qualification, national registration and a interest in working with young people and their families with Eating Disorders.

Previous experience of working with Eating Disorders is a major advantage.

Please contact Cath for further information

Main duties of the job

In addition to the above, you will:

Work alongside Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and other clinicians to provide a comprehensive range of treatment options

Have the opportunity to train in a variety of therapeutic models, including the Maudsley Family Based Treatment

Be part of a team that is committed to research and innovation in the field of eating disorders

If you are passionate about eating disorders and you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role, then we encourage you to apply.


Provide assessment and diagnosis of eating disorders

Develop and implement treatment plans

Provide individual and group therapy

Work with families to support their child's recovery

Provide education and training to staff and the public

Liaise with generic community CAMHS

We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and welcome applications from all experienced individuals

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



  • Core professional qualification (e.g: RMN, CQSW, OT)


  • Appropriate qualification at Diploma level in a specific therapeutic modality.
  • Knowledge of / expertise in other therapeutic models.

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Years of experience working in relevant (Eating Disorder of CAMHS) Mental Health setting.


  • Experience in group work and family counselling.
  • Experience in a mental health Outpatient setting.
  • Experience of working in a specialist adolescent eating disorder setting.



  • Knowledge and expertise in the application of a specific therapeutic approach in a clinical setting
  • Working knowledge of legislation and policy relevant to a mental health setting (e.g: Mental Health Act, NSF).
  • Understanding of child and adolescent development within the context of the family.
  • Skills in the assessment of risk and deliberate self-harm


  • Specific training / knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to young people (e.g: Children Act).
  • Evidence of participation in research/audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Marsden House

Brookdale Place



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