Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a highly motivated and flexible coordinator/case manager who is interested in joining an innovative, community-based LD CAMHS Team covering West Cheshire. The base will be within West Cheshire and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
The post holder will work as the Coordinator/Case Manager of the multi-disciplinary community Learning Disability CAMHS Team,
The post holder will be responsible for the coordination of the team and will hold a small generic caseload who may present with:o complex physical health needso mental health difficultieso forensic propensity
The post holder is expected to work in 4 core areas:
Leadership/managementDirect clinical workTraining and development of othersProject work to help develop services offered to young people with learning disabilities.
Applicants are welcome from LD nurses/Allied professionals who have experience in adult or Children's work.
This is a fixed term 12 month post to cover Maternity Leave
Main duties of the job
You would be joining an established Community Team consisting of Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical Support Workers, an Assistant Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist. To clinically and managerial lead the teams . The post does require the ability to travel in a timely manner across the Cheshire area as needed.
The team offer evidence based behavioural and sleep assessments and interventions to children and young people with severe learning disabilities who display behaviours that people may find challenging.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.
We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.
Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.
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. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
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Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification)andvalues.
To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), 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 aValues 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 your disability 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 also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.
All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).
Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.
You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.
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 and quote the vacancy reference number.
Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- A recorded / registered qualification in one of the following at degree level - nursing, social work, psychological therapies or other allied health profession
- Professional knowledge acquired through training and experience in LD / CAMHS
- Professional Registration e.g. NMC, HCPC, BABCP
- Management training / qualification
- PBS qualification
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
- Knowledge of ways of working with people with a learning disability and up to date knowledge on legislation
- Coherent framework for using Positive Behaviour Support model with children and their families
- The legal framework governing work with children and families and child protection
- Teaching / presentation skills
- Ability to work effectively with user groups and carers
- Systemic approach to problem solving
- Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions
- Skills in managing people, conflict and balancing demand for resources with availability and priority
- Skills in motivating and leading people
- Skills in the provision of supervision, mentorship and assisting others to develop their professional skills
- Skills in report writing
- Skills in planning and delivering verbal and written presentations
- Skills in chairing meetings
- Organisational skills
- Effective at Change Management
- Ability to work under pressure
- Effective communication across professional groups
- IT skills
- Business and financial planning
- Experience of making decisions relating to the risk or safety of individuals and carrying professional responsibility for those decisions within a framework of delegation
- Experience of recognising and addressing learning and developmental needs
- Experience of managing complex cases and developing plans to address needs, both at an individual and systems level to promote and sustain change
- Experience of offering consultations to other professional groups
- Provision of supervision to team members
- Knowledge of research / audit
- Working in a multidisciplinary setting
- Securing the engagement of families / children to therapeutic approaches to problem solving
- Working flexibly with children / families and delivering services in a manner that is sensitive to their needs arising from culture / language / religion / tradition
- Prioritising work and workload management
- Using written agreements, contracts and / or service level agreements to define roles, expectations and outcomes
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