Early Intervention Mental Health Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ellesmere Port Centre
£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to promotion within the team we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Mental Health Practitioner to join our early intervention in psychosis service that supports patients who are thought to be experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We are a growing team that is expanding our multidisciplinary approach to support patients & their families get to where they want to be. We are passionate about the care we give to patients and the environment in which we operate as a team. We are keen to nurture & enhance our clinical skills through sharing of knowledge & experience, internal training , supervision, and access to a wide range of professional and accredited courses. We are a welcoming team of varying professions with a common goal & shared values.

We are looking to recruit an practitioner who is an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player, who is able to actively support further development of integrated working within the service. Good communication skills, an ability to work in partnership with service users and carers, and being able to work within a multi-disciplinary team setting are essential qualities. In addition to conducting specialist assessments you will also carry a care coordination caseload providing early intervention for service users experiencing first episode psychosis. Supported by our current care coordinators & wider MDT, you will develop the skills to autonomously manage your caseload.

Main duties of the job

Working across core hours (Mon-Friday) you will be responsible for the assessment of needs alongside the development & implementation recovery based care programmes for young people and their families experiencing the early stages of psychosis.

You will be an enthusiastic, adaptable and highly motivated practitioner with a keen interest in the EI model and guidelines. You will be part of an integrated multidisciplinary team and play a key role in supporting people in the community . This is an ideal role for a candidate who enjoys creative problem solving, teamwork and values person centred care.

You will be able to take on the challenges of managing a caseload , including care co-ordination, conducting specialist assessments, providing consult to members of the team from a different discipline, and be committed to the 6 Cs, team working and person-centered care.

Many of our staff enhance their clinical practice through accessing further training for such as training in Family Intervention etc.

About us

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

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Core Mental Health Professional Qualification (RMN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapy) with professional registration (NMC, HCP, SWE)
  • Postgraduate clinical training relevant to the post (4)
  • Accreditation as Practice Placement Educator or working towards accreditation
  • Training in family intervention
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist clinical skills relevant to the role
  • Enhanced knowledge of safeguarding adults and children procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge and awareness of current legislation and guidance pertaining to Early Intervention in Psychosis Services
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities
  • Good knowledge of effective care co-ordination and planning of treatment packages
  • Ability to manage own caseload and work as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of clinical governance principles
  • Computer literacy
  • Training, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to resolve complex professional and ethical issues
  • Research experience
Experience Essential
  • At least 12 months experience in mental health
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Documented evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • Working knowledge of clinical audit
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience
  • Experience of care co-ordination
  • Experience of using Staff Performance and Development Process
  • Experience of supervising and supporting junior staff and students
  • Experience of introducing new and innovative interventions

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