At Wirral CAMHS, we are working together with families and community services to improve mental health through accessible, inclusive, specialist care and support to increase children and young people's potential and life chances
We seek to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who are passionate about CYP mental health. You will be a CAMHS professional, registered with a professional body or have equivalent qualifications and accreditation and have experience of working in a Child and Young person Mental Health Setting.
The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties in Wirral Primary Schools. The purpose of the mental health support team is to promote positive Mental Well-Being as well as Positive Mental Health. The main focus of Mental health Support teams is:
To provide support and advice to school staff through consultation and training
To work with children and young people 1-1 or through group work
To support schools in their development of a Whole School Approach to Mental Health
Main duties of the job
The mental health practitioner role for MHST will be to support the delivery of all interventions provided by Education Mental Health Practitioners and Children and Young people's Wellbeing Practitioners, ensuring that a wide range of evidence based interventions are used to support young people's mental health. You will support leadership and will be involved in the development of the MHST alongside the Clinical Lead, Team Manager and Clinical Coordinator, supervising practitioners and coordinating a cluster of Education Mental Health practitioners and Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioners.
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.
Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.
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
- Core profession (Social Care, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, 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 https://www.babcp.com/Accreditation/CBP/KS A.aspx KSA Accreditation profiles
- oProfessional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, BACP,BABCP BASW, TRA) or be able to become accredited with a professional such as e.g. BABCP this within 12 months of appointment
- Teaching, Mentoring qualification
- Therapeutic Training to intermediate / diploma level
- Working knowledge of specialist therapeutic approaches e.g. CBT, Family Therapy
- Knowledge of Child Protection workings and Practice
- Working knowledge of Children related legislation
- Experience of inter-agency working
- Experience of writing, implementing and evaluating Care / Treatment Plans
- Experience of working with Students/ Learners
- Experience of providing clinical supervision
- Post qualification experience of working within a CAMHs or Child Mental Health related field.
- Recognised Experience of working with a specific therapeutic approach. E.g. CBT, Family Therapy, SFBT.
- Undertaking formal and informal Clinical Risk assessments
- Undertaking Mental Health Assessments
- Keyboard skills, including using databases, Microsoft Office and clinical systems
- Post qualifying experience of working within NHS community CAMHS
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