Knutsford Primary Care Network (PCN) and CWP's Children Young People and Families mental health services have worked together to enhance access to mental health support.
We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Practitioner who is interested in working as part of the GP Multidisciplinary Team in Knutsford Primary Care Network. This is part of an exciting new development to improve collaborative working across primary and secondary care, the role will contribute to the expansion of community mental health services as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. This brand-new role has arisen in Knutsford as part of the transformation with our partner agencies to develop the interventions that can be offered at primary care level. The successful applicant will be part of a team of practitioners aligned to our Cheshire Well Being Hub working in identified GP practices across Knutsford.
This role will have strong links into the local services and voluntary sector. We envision a seamless path into this team which can also help support the young person as well as parents and families
Main duties of the job
The role will include completing assessments, care planning and delivering interventions for patients registered at the GP practice who have mental health needs. The role will also involve a strong navigator element to ensure the provision of advice, education and support to children, young people or family members. You will also act as the interface between partner agencies to ensure effective transition to primary care and referral into secondary care settings when necessary. You will also be actively involved in the interventions provided by the wider GP multidisciplinary team and provide expert advice and support to enable them to provide an effective service for children and young people with mental health needs including their physical health needs.
You will receive direct support and guidance from the GP's about your workload but also be line managed and professionally supervised by the CWP Band 7 Cheshire Wellbeing Hub Lead. As the post is hosted via CWP you will also have access to training, education and support from CWP. This new post would suit individuals who are committed to collaborative working to improve outcomes for people with mental health issues.
Key relationships will include:
PCN Multi-Disciplinary Team
Community CAMHS & LD CAMHS teams
3rd sector pathway partners
Our conversations were used to plan changes so that children and young people in Knutsford can get the help and support in the right place for them, when they need it, to stay mentally well. Our aim is to deliver an integrated community-based model of mental health care supporting both primary and secondary care services.
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are groups of GP practices working together in a local geographical area. Knutsford Primary Care Network is a collaboration of the 3 GP Practices within the town who collectively care for over 22,950 patients.
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.
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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) and values.
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
- Recently qualified in a core profession (Social Care, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Teaching and Clinical Psychologists) Or
- recognised degree level broad based health & social care qualification which will require completion of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Knowledge Skills and Attributes
- Qualified CYWP (Post Graduate Certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme
- Professional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, BACP,BABCP BASW, TRA)
- Relevant post graduate diploma or equivalent evidence of ongoing post registration development - (courses must be nationally recognised)
- Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
- Knowledge of child psychology and development
- Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present
- Demonstrate an understanding of parenting and behaviour management interventions
- Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding school and education and the impact it can have on mental health
- Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding and other relevant legislation
- Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
- Experience of safeguarding vulnerable people
- Experience of routine outcome monitoring
- Experience of multi-agency working
- Experience of working in a mental health and/or CYP setting
- Evidence of working in the local community
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