The post of Senior Eating Disorders Practitioner is available for an experienced clinician with current professional registration and accreditation in a talking therapy modality, such as BABCP registration or equivalent.
The West Cheshire Community Eating Disorders Service is one of 6 community teams in CWP. It is a small multi-disciplinary service which works very closely with those other teams and CWP's Eating Disorders In-patient service, Oaktrees.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will hold a caseload of clients with moderate to severe eating disorders, and deliver high-quality clinical supervision to practitioners in the team. They will provide Care Co-Ordination for those clients with the most complex difficulties. They will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the development of therapeutic services within the West Cheshire Eating Disorders Service. The post holder will take part in the ED Clinical Network and be a key contributor to the continued evolution of our care pathways and team working.
Working in the Community Eating Disorders Team is an excellent environment. It has a good mix of staff, whose different skills and personalities are respected and valued. We adopt a pragmatic and open-minded approach to working with clients, drawing from formal training, supervision, team discussion and personal experience to try to give the patients the best outcomes we can. Working in Eating Disorders can be challenging as clients are often very stuck in their illnesses, but they are also capable of dramatic and full recoveries, which is a very rewarding thing to see. Go on - Work in Eating Disorders!
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.
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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.
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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.
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Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.
Person Specification Analytical & Judgemental Essential
- Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses
- Registration (with NMC,HPC , or Accreditation with BACP)
- Professional training to degree level or its equivalent e.g. RMN, OT, Dip SW
- Relevant Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy or Cognitive Analytical Therapy
- Experience of working in Mental Health post qualification /accreditation
- Ability to carry and maintain own caseload
- Experience of exercising full clinical responsibility for clients' psychological care and treatment
- Experience with difficult to engage service users with complex needs requiring skilled interventions and care co-ordination
- Experience of working with people with Eating Disorders
- Ability to communicate fluently with others
- Ability to travel to a variety of locations across Cheshire
- Resourceful and highly motivated person
Knowledge & Expertise Essential
- Knowledge of NICE Guidelines and other guidance /policy documents influencing Eating Disorder Service Delivery
- Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management
- Skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and other professionals with and outside the NHS
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to foster good interteam/ interagency working relationships
- Skills in providing consultation to other professional
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