This is an exciting opportunity to work with an established Cheshire Mental Health Support Team (MHST) based in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich.
Band 5 Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner will work with colleagues in the Cheshire MHST who align closely with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, education settings and professionals supporting children, young people and their families.
The post involves working directly with schools, colleges and settings providing information, advice and guidance through consultation, direct work with children and young people and their families and delivering evidence based interventions.
We welcome applications for those who have or who are close to successfully completing the PGCert CYWP or EMHP training.
It is recognised that that there is a national conversation and planning to open professional registration options for those qualified as CYWP/EMHP practitioners. We would expect that a successful applicant would actively pursue such registration when this is possible.
Experience of working/training within an MHST is desirable.
This post is offered as full time and permanent.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will work within Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health Support Team with a range of assessment and other interventions on an individual and wider systems basis under close clinical supervision from more senior staff.
Accessing regular case management and clinical supervision on an individual and group basis will be an important aspect of the role.
The post-holder will be able to deliver a range of 1:1 and group Low Intensity CBT based interventions for children, young people, and parents/carers.
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.
Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.
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 and committed to delivering person centred care.
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.
At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern.
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.
Visit our 'Working for us' pages atwww.cwp.nhs.ukto find out more about why you should choose CWP.
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
- Qualified CYPWP/ EMHP (Post Graduate Certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme)
- Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
- Relevant post graduate diploma or equivalent evidence of ongoing post registration development - (courses must be nationally recognised
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
- Experience of delivering low-intensity evidence-based interventions as taught on CYWP/ EMHP course
- Evidence of working in the local community
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