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Children and Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) Practitioner

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
24 Jul 2024
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**for anyone who needs to relocate in order to take up employment with CWP. T& Cs apply - see attached document. If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you.

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging role as a Band 6 Children and Young People's Mental Health Practitioner? If yes, then we want to hear from you

We are looking for applicants that have experience in evidence based therapeutic interventions, assessing and managing clinical risk, and with a willingness to complete further training and development.

The Children and Young People's West Cheshire Mental Health Team consists of experienced clinicians from a variety of professional disciplines with experience of providing therapeutic input, managing risk/complexity and multi-agency working.

We offer a range of services, such as assessment, therapy, family work, group work, consultation and training.

To be successful in this role you will need:
  • A recognised qualification in a relevant discipline, such as nursing, social work and allied health professionals.
  • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties in a clinical setting
  • Knowledge and skills in applying a range of therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, or systemic therapy
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisation skills
  • A commitment to ethical practice and continuous learning

Main duties of the job

Do you want to improve the pathways for children and young people's mental health services?

You will have: -
  • A high level of enthusiasm and dedication to providing quality, community based mental health services to children, young people, and their families
  • Experience in undertaking mental health assessments and providing interventions & formulations to address the needs of the client group
  • Experience of working with children and young people who, due to their mental and emotional health needs, present with a level of clinical risk
  • Experience of working under pressure and in a demanding, fast paced environment
  • To have the skill to adapt and the flexibility to think on your feet due to the nature of your role
  • Access to transport or have the ability to travel to a variety of venues as part of the working day

Are you interested? Any informal enquiries and visits to the team are welcomed.

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



  • 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).


  • Therapeutic Training to intermediate / diploma level

Knowledge and Expertise


  • 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


  • Experience of working with Students/ Learners
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision



  • 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


  • Post qualifying experience of working within NHS community CYPMHS

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Marsden House

Brookdale Place



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