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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**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.

To work as part of a specialist children and young people's mental healthteam to provide intensive Tier 4 support and interventions foryoung people and their families.

As a Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for undertaking assessments for young people referred for Tier 4 CAMHS intensive interventions. As well as face to face assessments the role involves all the gatekeeping activities as well as offering consultations to our Tier 3 partners. In addition to gatekeeping activities the post holder will undertake planning and facilitating discharge from Tier 4 services.

Main duties of the job

CWP (Tier 4 CAMHS) provides mental health services for children & young people with emotional, psychological and mental health related difficulties.

The services are provided through assessment for intensive support delivered through a residential inpatient setting or a home based treatment approach.

A whole systems approach is utilised in assessing and offering interventions and support.

To work as part of a team on a rota basis including unsocial hours.To promote and uphold CWP Trust Values.

Be responsible for undertaking the assessment of young people referred to Tier 4.

To undertake all assessment related activities from screening and triaging referrals, coordinating the assessment, undertaking the assessment, recording the findings and outcome of assessment on the patient record, communicating the outcome of the assessment with all the relevant stakeholders and arranging any interventions offered.

Please see Job Description for full details of main duties of the job.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • Core profession (Social Work, Nurse, Allied Health Professional)
  • Professional Registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, Social Work England)
  • Nationally recognised post-qualification, continuous professional development (CPD) related to the core profession (Social Work, Nurse, Allied Health Professional).


Desirable

  • Therapeutic Training to intermediate / diploma level


Knowledge and Expertise

Essential

  • Demonstrable 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

  • Significant post qualification experience of working within a CYPMHS or Child Mental Health related field.
  • Recognised experience of working within an environment where evidence based interventions have been delivered
  • Undertaking formal and informal clinical risk assessments and risk management planning
  • Undertaking mental health assessments
  • IT skills, including using databases, Microsoft Office and clinical systems


Desirable

  • Post qualifying experience of working within NHS community CYPMHS


Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ancora House

COCH Health Park, Liverpool Road

Chester

CH2 1BQ

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