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Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chester
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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CAMHS Tier 4 New Model of Care is focused on reducing avoidable admissions, enabling shorter lengths of stay and decrease out of area placements. The New Care Model was clinically-led, co-produced and developed with all stakeholders including young people and families.

We work together to embed our Trust values and behaviours (our 6C's). We appreciate our staff and have a generous benefits package including the following:
  • Generous Annual leave and pension schemes
  • Option of flexible working opportunities
  • Excellent Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Strategies in place to support your work life balance, including Childcare Strategy and Support for Carers
  • Long Service Recognition Awards
  • Opportunities to be involved in leading innovation and service development.


Main duties of the job

There are three core elements to the New Care Model:
  • A place-based Gateway meeting to ensure that all agencies take responsibility for young people at risk of admission to Tier 4 receiving inpatient mental health treatment
  • A risk Stratification Tool to provide an evidence based way of identifying young people at risk of admission.
  • Ancora CARE - a hospital at home service for young people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

This post will join the Ancora CARE service, who's aim is to support the reduction of admissions to Tier 4 inpatient beds, appropriately accelerate discharge and support the delivery of care close to home. This is an exciting time to join Ancora CARE with the innovative approach of the New Care Model.

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
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy
  • Professional knowledge acquired through training and experience in a mental health provision
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Experience of working with complex systemic presentations
Desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate ongoing learning and development.
  • Evidence of undertaking training in current therapeutic approaches
Knowledge and Expertis Essential
  • Expert knowledge of mental illness and disorders.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions.
  • Has understanding of, and implemented in their work, current legislation and developments which impact on children / young people.
  • Experience in report writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written, including the use of digital communications.
  • Knowledge and experience of suicide prevention strategies.
Desirable
  • Has training in areas concering children/young people i.e confidentiality, consent issues, child protection
  • Experience of contributing to multi-agency discussions and management of specific cases.
  • Worked closely with Social Services and Education in developing care plans.
  • Experience of working with young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Experience of working with trauma
  • Knowledge of Transforming Care Partnerships
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with young people in a Social Work/Mental Health setting.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessment and formulating robust risk management plans
  • Experience of working utilising a whole systems approach
  • Experience of working with clients in crisis
Desirable
  • Post-qualification experience of work with children and young people
  • Experience of working with young people with emotional/psychiatric disorders
  • Experience of working in acute care
  • Experience of working with challenging behaviour


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