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Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Worker

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rota
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our developing Children and Young People's (CYP) Emergency and Urgent care provision. As part of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, CWP have undertaken the development of the crisis response services for CYP.

We are continuing to recruit a number of enthusiastic and motivated clinicians to CWP's newly formed CYP Urgent Support Team.

These dynamic team members will form part of our skilled, multidisciplinary team. Clinicians will be offered the opportunity to develop skills and experience in this area through the induction process, internal training, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and supervision.

The service will operate over 24 hours, 7 days per week to provide crisis mental health assessment and interventions for CYP in a range of settings. Currently the service operates between 8am10:30pm, but will move to a 24 hour service in the future. Team members work 11.5 hour shifts.

The service is currently located in Crewe but will support the entire CWP footprint.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will offer crisis intervention and assessment to children, young people, families and the children's work force in a range of settings, supported by senior colleagues.

This role could be used to offer candidates the knowledge, experience and confidence to apply for future Mental Health Practitioner posts within the Urgent and Emergency Care provision.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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 a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), 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 aValues 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.

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. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

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 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recently qualified in a core profession (Social Care, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Teaching 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/KSA.aspx
  • KSA Accreditation profiles OR Qualified CYWP (Post Graduate Certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme
  • Professional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, BACP,BABCP BASW, TRA)
  • Relevant post graduate diploma or equivalent evidence of ongoing post registration development - (courses must be nationally recognised)
  • Qualified CYWP (Post Graduate Certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme
Desirable
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Knowledge of child psychology and development
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present
  • Demonstrate an understanding of parenting and behaviour management interventions
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding school and education and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding and other relevant legislation
Desirable
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
Experience Essential
  • Experience of safeguarding vulnerable people
  • Experience of routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of working in a mental health and/or CYP setting
Desirable
  • Evidence of working in the local community


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