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Clinical Lead

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our developing Children and Young People's (CYP) Emergency and Urgent care provision. As part of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, CWP have undertaken the development of the crisis response services for CYP.

A band 7 Clinical Lead post has become available within the team.

We are continuing to recruit a number of enthusiastic and motivated clinicians to CWP's newly formed CYP Urgent Support Team.

These dynamic team members will form part of our skilled, multidisciplinary team. Clinicians will be offered the opportunity to continue to develop skills and experience in this area through the induction process, internal training, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and supervision.

The service will operate over 24 hours, 7 days per week to provide crisis mental health assessment and interventions for CYP in a range of settings, as well as operating the CYP aspect of the trust wide crisis line. Currently the service operates between 8am - 10:30pm, but will move to a 24 hour service in the future. Team members work 11.5 hour shifts.

The service covers the whole of the CWP footprint, with multiple hubs across this patch. This post can be based in either the Crewe or Macclesfield hub (further discussion can be held at interview), all Clinical Leads are expected to travel to support hubs accross the CWP patch based on clinical activity and service need.

Main duties of the job

Please see Job description in post advert for details.

Clinical Leads form an integral part of the service, with responsibilities such as supervision of junior staff, training and development, service development and overseeing complex cases and escalations. Although a clinical role there are also aspects of management, such as performance management and rostering.

Applicants need to be able to think on their feet, working flexibly to manage incoming unplanned work across the day, leading a team of staff to achieve this, whilst offering support and clinical knowledge to junior staff.

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.

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 a full copy.

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
  • A relevant Social Work, Nursing or Allied Health Professional (e.g. Occupational Therapy) degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Current registration with a nationally recognised professional body relevant to the professional qualification held e.g. GSCC for Social workers, HPC for Occupational Therapists etc.
  • Minimum 5 years post registration experience.
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent short courses and/or experience.
  • Teaching qualification or significant experience
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Excellent communication skills: - working with staff - working with patients and carers - working with general practice - presentations - written reports - understanding and ability to interpret, research and facilitate staff to implement evidencebased practice.
  • Proven ability to challenge current practices and freedom to make change in light of evidence-based recommendations
  • Knowledge, understanding and the ability to interpret and implement local and national policy direction relevant to practice
  • Proven experience of clinical audit, skill and knowledge required to facilitate staff to undertake clinical audit
  • Knowledge and experience of moving staff through the change management process
  • Empowering staff to manage and support change
  • Demonstrable effective clinical leadership with knowledge, understanding and application of leadership theories.
  • Relevant clinical expertise to support and facilitate clinical development and innovation
  • Evidence of sound information technology skills.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in the development of professional roles.
  • Successfully managed projects that demonstrate ability to communicate and implement change.
  • Demonstrable and proven understanding and experience of the clinical and corporate governance agenda.
  • Knowledge and experience of facilitation of reflective practice for staff and personal reflective practice
  • Demonstrable ability and experience in motivating and empowering others to change roles and in leading practice development.

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