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Eating Disorder Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 Eating Disorder Practitioner within our Bolton Eating Disorder Team . We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assess and provide treatment for people with a variety of eating disorders .

You will work closely with an MDT and be provided with clinical supervision and support to deliver evidence based interventions

We are part of a larger eating disorder service so this provides an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of community treatment of eating disorders across the CWP footprint

We are a small team based in Breightmet Health Centre in Bolton , We are currently delivering face to face therapy and offer a wide range of interventions.

We are very supportive of each other and encourage team members to work reflectively and creatively with this client group

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job will be

Assessing clients with a potential diagnosis of a moderate to severe eating disorder.

Delivering evidence based therapy interventions ( with support and clinical supervision)

Providing monitoring of seriously unwell eating disorder clients

Contributing to a MDT on a regular basis

Managing own caseload with support

The successful applicant will work with clients individually offering a variety of interventions .

They will deliver individual therapy

They will monitor patients physical health

They will refer on to appropriate alternative mental health support services as required.

They will work collaboratively with other mental health services , eg home based treatment , IAPT and recovery teams

They will act as care coordinators

They will risk assess , plan care and evaluate care delivered

They will use outcomes to evaluate care delivered

They will contribute to the MDT

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.

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

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
  • Professional qualification (e.g. Nursing, Occupational therapy, Counselling)
  • Registration (with NMC,HPC , or Accreditation with BACP)
  • Additional post qualification study in a specific psychotherapeutic approach e.g. Post Qualification Framework Module or Post Graduate Certificate or willingness to work towards this qualification
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Knowledge of NICE Guidelines and other guidance /policy documents influencing Eating Disorder Service Delivery
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in Mental Health post qualification /accreditation
  • Ability to carry and maintain own caseload
  • Experience of working with people with Eating Disorders
  • Experience of delivering 1:1 Psychological interventions

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