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Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Worker

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

**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.

The Team supports young people up to 18 years of age in the West Cheshire, Central Cheshire and East Cheshire areas.

This is an exciting opportunity as we develop our 0-18 Mental Health Access Services in the Community.

Please join the Children & Young Person's Mental Health Hub Team so you can be part of the developments.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Clinical team, you will lead on/contribute to reviewing referrals to Cheshire Children and Young People's Mental Health Hub (CYPMHH) triaging referrals for children and young people, offering advice on appropriate support and signposting. You will contribute to consultations helping support professionals working with families and young people, offering advice, guidance and signposting. You will form part of the Access function with a focus on prevention and as early access to intervention as possible.

This role will entail high demand, but you will be joining a highly motivated team and supportive leadership structure. Remote work will be necessary for a portion of your scheduled hours.

You must have computer skills as all systems are electronic .

Flexible / Hybrid working encouraged (face to face work & Virtual work).

See Job description for specific duties relating to the role.

Please contact Vicki for more information

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.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

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 you have a disability that 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 inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

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.

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.

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



  • Qualified in a core profession (Social Work, Nurse, Allied Health Professional)
  • Professional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, Social Work England)


  • Psychology or other mental health related undergraduate degree.
  • Nationally recognised postqualification, continuous professional development (CPD) related to the core profession (Social Work, Nurse, Allied Health Professional).

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Knowledge of child psychology and development
  • Demonstrates an understanding of young people's anxiety and depression and how it may present
  • Demonstrate an understanding of parenting and behaviour management interventions
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the impact of multisystemic issues such as home, school and community
  • Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding and other relevant legislation


  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological and systemic therapies and how it relates to this post



  • Experience of safeguarding vulnerable people
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of working in a mental health and/or CYP setting


  • Evidence of working in the local community
  • Experience of routine outcome monitoring

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cheshire wide



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

373-CYP1124-A RR


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