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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
30 Jan 2023

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Eating Disorders
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is an exciting opportunity to be part of the expanding Macclesfield eating disorder service within CWP Eating disorder services.

You will be involved in engaging, assessing and providing interventions for those eligible for the service, their carers and their families. The service delivers intervention for people who have a variety of eating disorders, This significantly reduces the impact on the individual and the family.

You will be working with and supported by the other members of the Macclesfield Eating Disorder Service, be provided with regular managerial and clinical supervision to enable you to provide evidenced based interventions

Main duties of the job

  • To be an active member of the Eating Disorder Team
  • To provide appropriate therapy for a specific patient caseload including: -
  • those with more complex needs within a psychological framework
  • To carry out appropriate assessments
  • To liaise closely with the patient, the MDT and appropriate professionals concerning their treatment.
  • To implement and evaluate programmes of care for this group of clients.
  • To attend the relevant patient review meetings and feedback information to the team.
  • To plan and co-ordinate discharge with patients, the team and other Professionals.
  • To be responsible for recording information about treatments in the multi-disciplinary record systems and group sessions notes.
  • To be responsible for completing relevant CPA & Risk Assessment documentation and to act as care co-ordinator as required.
  • To organise physical monitoring of clients health according to service protocol.
  • To provide information and support to carers on eating disorders, as necessary.
  • To carry out home visits according to community protocol.

  • About us

    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.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

    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.

    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.

    We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

    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.

    If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

    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 or HCPC) and/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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