You will have: -
- A high level of enthusiasm and dedication to providing quality, community based mental health services to children, young people, and their families
- Experience in providing interventions & formulations to address the needs of the client group
- Experience of working with children and young people who, due to their mental and emotional health needs, present with a level of clinical risk
- Experience of working under pressure and in a demanding, fast paced environment
- To have the skill to adapt and the flexibility to think on your feet due to the nature of your role
- Access to transport or have the ability to travel to a variety of venues as part of the working day
Interested? Informal enquiries and visits to the team are welcomed.
Main duties of the job
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Community CAMHS Team in the Cheshire West Local Authority footprint.
Band 5 Mental Health Worker to work with colleagues in CAMHS who align closely with the new Mental Health Support Teams, education settings and professionals supporting children, young people and their families. The post involves working directly young people, and their families providing information, advice and guidance through consultation, 1-2-1 therapeutic intervention, and organising and co-ordinating therapeutic groups
Post qualification experience is preferred.
This is an exciting time for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services so please come and be part of the development.
This post is fixed term for 2 years to cover current post holder.
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)andvalues.
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
- Recently qualified in a core profession (Social Care, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Teaching 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
- Qualified CYWP (Post Graduate Certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme
- Professional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, BACP,BABCP BASW, TRA)
- Relevant post graduate diploma or equivalent evidence of ongoing post registration development - (courses must be nationally recognised
- Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
- Knowledge of child psychology and development
- Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present
- Demonstrate an understanding of parenting and behaviour management interventions
- Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding school and education and the impact it can have on mental health
- Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding and other relevant legislation
- Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
- Experience of safeguarding vulnerable people
- Experience of routine outcome monitoring
- Experience of multi-agency working
- Experience of working in a mental health and/or CYP setting
- Evidence of working in the local community
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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