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Mental Health Practitioner

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 6
Contract Type
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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a number of band 6 Mental Health Practitioner's to join the Wirral Mental Health Single Point of Access Service.

We are a dynamic assessment and signposting service for all new referrals into secondary care mental health services from the age of 18 upwards, and therefore includes adults and older persons.

The service operates from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, and is Wirral wide. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as 'Good' overall, 'better' for treatments and 'Outstanding' for care.

Main duties of the job

The Mental Health Practitioner must demonstrate a high level of clinical skills, experience of working within the Mental Health field at least to a band 5 level and ideally have 1-year minimum post registration experience and will be expected to work using a high level of expertise within the multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for highly skilled and competent practitioners, who are motivated and committed to delivering quality care with excellent communication and person-centred skills. Report writing and the ability to assess complex patients is essential.You will be required to undertake detailed assessments of people's needs and use your clinical skills and knowledge to provide intervention and treatment.

Applicants should have sound working knowledge of mental health disorders and the Mental Health Act.

You will be an autonomous, independent practitioner within a small but dynamic team, and as this post involves working across a wide geographical area access to transport for work purposes is essential. In addition, the post holder will support the team in the transformation of Community Mental Health Services.

If you are keen to embrace new ideas, have significant mental health experience and are ready to consolidate your existing experience, we are just waiting to hear from you.

Please ensure your supporting information demonstrates how you meet the essential/desirable criteria.

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 bottom of this page under the job description, or via our website

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



  • Recognised qualification in mental health - RMN


  • Evidence of further professional development involving serious mental illness.
  • Willingness to undertake and complete nurse prescribing certificate

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Knowledge and sensitivity to equal opportunities issues.
  • Sound knowledge of current professional staff development and continuous service improvement issues, particularly in the context of ADHD and personality disorder services


  • Information Management and Technology skills.



  • A minimum of 12 months post registration experience or demonstrated competencies through Personal Development Plan


  • Multi-disciplinary team work.

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Catherine's Hospital

Derby Road


CH42 0LQ

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