Systemic Practitioner/Case Manager

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

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Are you looking for a new challenge? CYP Mental Health Team ( 0-18).

The Team supports young people up to 18 years of age in Macclesfield area of Cheshire.This is an exciting opportunity as we develop our 0-18 services in the in the Macclesfield 0 - 18 CAMHS Team. As a member of the team you will be involved with assessments and providing therapy interventions for the young person and /or with their family. There is much scope for providing complex intervention work and for gaining some experience in systemic practice.

You will also be a key member of the Multi Disciplinary Therapy team.

The post is fixed term for 12 months to cover secondment.

Main duties of the job

As a Systemic Practitioner, we ask you to bring your skills, training and experience to our team. You will work with other practitioners in a dynamic hard working team. Clinical Supervision will be from our Family Therapist.

The post holder will manage a case load of children and young people and offer assessment, treatment, review and closure. There may be occasions where the post holder will be part of the Duty Rota.

The post holder will be supported in the continued development of evidence based therapeutic interventions via, training, supervision and co-working.

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
  • Relevant degree or equivalent level qualification.
  • Professional knowledge acquired through training
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Experience of working with complex systemic presentations
  • Experience of systemic practice
  • Qualification in systemic family practice
  • Ability to demonstrate ongoing learning and development.
  • RMN/RN, Clinical Psychologist / Social Worker / Occupational Therapist
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Working knowledge of the Children Act and Mental Health Act (1983).
  • Working knowledge of child protection issues.
  • Ability to write, implementing and evaluating Treatment Plans including identification of risk
  • Working knowledge of other specialist therapeutic approaches, eg CBT
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working with young people with mental health problems in a CAMHS or Adult setting.
  • Experience of providing clinical consultation
  • Ability to undertake risk assessments
  • Experience of being involved in multi-agency meetings
  • Experience working with other agencies e.g. education, social care

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