Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Macclesfield
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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These posts will be based in Cheshire East and Central Cheshire.

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.

Main duties of the job

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 8am and 10:30pm, but will move to a 24 hour service in the future. Team members work 11.5 hour shifts, butflexible working requests will be considered

Clinical knowledge and relevant experience of assessing and managing risk within a mental health or social care setting is highly desirable although not essential, as continuing support and development opportunities will be provided. Professional registration with HCPC, Social Work England or NMC is required.

Key components of the role include comprehensive mental health risk assessment, planning crisis interventions and appropriately safeguarding young people. You will work collaboratively to promote safety and support young people and their family/carers through face to face work and via the CWP Trust Wide Crisis Line. The post also involves liaison with otherservices and external agencies to ensure effective pathways of care.

The posts will cover the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership footprint, therefore a full driving license and access to a vehicle with business insurance is essential.

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 full details.

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
  • 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
Desirable
  • Teaching, Mentoring qualification
  • Therapeutic Training to intermediate/diploma level
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • 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
  • 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
Desirable
  • Post qualifying experience of working within NHS community CAMHS


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