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Healthy Child Programme - Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
22 May 2024
Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and Knowsley.

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities.

We currently deliver outstanding 0-19 and 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services across Wirral, Cheshire East and St Helens and Knowsley, supporting over 250,000 children and young people. Our dedicated, innovative and forward-thinking children and young people's services have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of families in our communities.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners to deliver the best possible services for the children, young people and families.

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Practitioner will work as a member of 0-19+ service to build capacity and strengthen the existing provision in relation to emotional health and well being, creating sustainability within the service and the wider partnerships.

This will be an integrated role with the locality teams and will require the post holder to provide some consultative advice to teams and participate in delivery of training and development for other professionals.

The post holder will support the development of the 0-19+ service, working in partnership with the Local Authority, partner agencies and Primary Care Teams.

The post requires good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to be adaptable, reliable, compassionate and approachable. You will need to have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, be flexible solution focused and support service development.

As a key stakeholder in the protection of children, you will be required to work collaboratively with other agencies to meet their needs. You will have a good knowledge of the components of Clinical Governance, Risk Management, Audits and relevant Professional Codes.

You can also visit our dedicated children and young people's website to find out more about our services.

About us

About the Trust

Our local and community based services support people to live well and independently, including:
  • 0-19 / 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual Health Wirral
  • Community Cardiology
  • Walk-in centres
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teletriage
  • Community Dental
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

You can read more about the Trust via thecareers section on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more information on this exciting job role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • RN (Adult or Child//RSCN) (Minimum requirement of two years post basic training )
  • Post Graduate in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing/ Health Vistingivalent
  • Post graduate in therapeutic intervention / or equivalent experience.
  • Motivational Interviewing trained


  • Solihull Approach Trained
  • Promotional Interviewing trained
  • Mentorship Level 7
  • Leadership Level 7

Experience and Knowledge


  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development
  • In depth Knowledge of safeguarding issues / legislation and awareness of how these will apply to this role
  • In depth Knowledge of Community mental Health services and national policy context
  • Evidence of managing people and complex situations
  • Experience of leading the assessment, planning and evaluation of care
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Knowledge of wider policy and service issues relating to perinatal mental health


  • Experience in perinatal mental health

Skills and Attributes


  • Literate in IT/Computer skills
  • Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills within the Multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to support and motivate staff
  • Evidence of training delivery
  • Experience of delivering group work
  • Experience of audit and data collection and collation
  • Ability to hold professionals and peers to account
  • Ability to empathise with service users, carers and colleagues ensuring that effective communication is achieved
  • Negotiation skills in the management of conflict across a range of situations, including the resolution of complaints, concerns
  • Ability to support students in placements

Personal Qualities


  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Commitment
  • Vision

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Crewe Eagle Bridge HWBC

Dunwoody Way



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