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Eating Disorders Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This job is for a Band 6 Eating Disorders Practitioner. the successful candidate will work as a part of a small, multidisciplinary team, delivering care to a caseload of clients with eating disorder. The post is based at Upton Lea Resource Centre, Bowmere Hospital.

The West Cheshire Community Eating Disorders Service is a small team, consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Team manager, Dietitian, Senior Eating Disorders Practitioner, Eating Disorders Practitioner, and administrator. It is a close and supportive team which is keen to ensure all the staff have the adequate skills and resources to help our client group as best as we can. We work very closely with other community teams in CWP community eating disorders, as well as with the inpatient unit, Oaktrees.

Main duties of the job

- Hold a caseload of clients with eating disorder, of varying severity.

- Act as Care Co-ordinator for the most severe clients on caseload.

- Deliver evidence-based interventions to those clients, including manual-based and psycho-education-based interventions.

- Work as a part of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure safe and holistic care for the clients.

- Ensure that you have the knowledge and up to date competencies to deliver effective interventions.

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 have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

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) 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 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.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

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.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.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Core professional qualification (e.g: RMN, CQSW, OT)
  • Appropriate qualification at Diploma level in a specific therapeutic modality.
  • Knowledge of / expertise in other therapeutic models.
Knowledge & Expertise Essential
  • Years of experience working in relevant (Eating Disorder of CAMHS) Mental Health setting.
  • Experience in group work and family counselling
  • Experience in a mental health Outpatient setting
  • Experience of working in a specialist adolescent eating disorder setting
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and expertise in the application of a specific therapeutic approach in a clinical setting
  • Working knowledge of legislation and policy relevant to a mental health setting (e.g: Mental Health Act, NSF)
  • Understanding of child and adolescent development within the context of the family
  • Skills in the assessment of risk and deliberate self-harm
  • Specific training / knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to young people (e.g. Children Act)
  • Evidence of participation in research / audit

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