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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
Exciting Opportunity: Band 6 Mental Health Practitioner

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people, and their families? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) is seeking a dedicated and experiencedBand 6 Mental Health Practitioner to join our dynamic Community CYPMHS Team based in West Cheshire.

What We Offer:
  • Comprehensive training opportunities via the IAPT programme
  • Supervision by a Principle Clinical Psychologist
  • A team with a diverse range of knowledge and experience, including psychodynamic therapies, RMN's, Psychiatry, and Social Workers
  • Close links with the community Eating Disorder Team

What We're Looking For:
  • Applicants with experience in evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children, young people, and their families
  • Ability to manage risk/complexity and engage in multi-agency working

Our Community CYPMHS Team consists of experienced CAMHS clinicians from a variety of professional disciplines. We are committed to providing therapeutic input and managing risk/complexity in a multi-agency working environment.

If you're looking to take the next step in your career and make a real impact in a supportive and rewarding environment, we'd love to hear from you!

Apply today and join us in making a difference!

Main duties of the job

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people? Do you want to be a part of a transformative journey in mental health services?

Here's an opportunity that's not just a job, but a calling. You will:
  • Be fuelled by a high level of enthusiasm and dedication to deliver top-notch, community-based mental health and eating disorder services to children, young people, and their families.
  • Have the experience and expertise in conducting specialist assessments and providing tailored interventions & formulations to meet the unique needs of our clients.
  • Have the privilege of working with children and young people who, due to their eating disorders and mental and emotional health needs, present with a significant level of clinical risk. Your role will be pivotal in their journey towards recovery.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that will challenge you and help you grow. Your ability to work under pressure will be a valuable asset.
  • Possess the adaptability and flexibility to think on your feet, a crucial skill given the nature of your role.
  • Have access to transport or the ability to travel to a variety of venues as part of your exciting workday.

Intrigued? We welcome informal enquiries and visits to our team. Come, and be a part of our mission to change lives!

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



  • 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

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

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Marsden House

Brookdale Place



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