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CYP Wellbeing Practitioner/ Education Mental Health Practitioner

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Wirral CAMHS are working together with families and community services to improve mental health through accessible, inclusive, specialist care and support to increase children and young people's potential and life chances.

We seek to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who are passionate about CYP mental health, with a demonstrable track record of CAMHS clinical experience. You will be a qualified Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner or Education Mental Health Practitioner (post-graduate certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme).

The Mental Health Support Teams are part of an exciting project funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties in Wirral Primary Schools.

The main focus of Mental Health Support Teams are:

To provide support and advice to school staff through consultation and training

To provide evidence-based interventions for children and young people with mild-moderate mental health difficulties on a 1-1 or group basis

To support schools in their development of a Whole School Approach to Mental Health

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Wirral Mental Health Support Team (MHST), providing support to children and young people of primary school age across Wirral.

Band 5 Mental Health Worker will work with colleagues in 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 primary schools and settings providing information, advice and guidance through consultation, direct work with children and young people and their families and delivering evidence based interventions as well as supporting schools in developing and implementing a Whole School Approach to Mental Health. Post qualification experience is preferred.

This is an exciting time for Children and Young People Mental Heath Services so please come and be part of the development. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join an ever expanding team.

This is a permanent position.

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 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 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 Essential
  • 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
Qualifications Essential
  • Qualified CYWP/ 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)

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