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Liaison Psychiatry Team Manager

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Team Manager within our Liaison Psychiatry Team based in Cheshire West. The successful applicant will be expected to work across Urgent Care Mental Health First Response Services, which will include Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams, Liaison Services, Street Triage Services, Liaison and Diversion Services and the Crisis Line.

The post is for 3 months to cover secondment

Main duties of the job

To support the Operational and Clinical Leads in delivering a high-quality mental Health Service for clients of the Adult Mental Health Services, West. To provide management support to the team, working alongside clinical and operational leads. The post holder will be expected to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary framework, providing training and staff development, specialist assessment, clinical support and time limited intervention to service users. The post holder will act as a source of expertise and point of contact within the team and demonstrate highly specialised communication skills and problem-solving abilities when prioritising risk.

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)andvalues.

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
  • Educated to diploma/degree level and registered with the appropriate professional body registration
  • To possess specialist knowledge across a range of procedures underpinned by theory
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent short courses and/or experience in relevant area
  • A recognised management qualification e.g. MBA, DMS or equivalent management experience and training.
  • Teaching qualification
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • To possess specialist knowledge across a range of relevant procedures underpinned by theory
  • Knowledge of social and care health legislation and ability to apply knowledge appropriately.
  • Knowledge on the delivery of a clinical, technical or social care service
  • Knowledge of the recording of service users information
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care/care packages
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of undertaking surveys or audits
  • Knowledge of undertaking surveys or audits
  • Experience of regularly undertaking research and development activity and clinical trials
Experience Essential
  • Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team or service
  • At least 2 years experience at band 6 or equivalent
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities or programmes requiring formulation and adjustment
  • Experience of the direct delivery of a clinical, technical or social care service
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care/care packages
  • Experience of proposing policy or service changes which impacts beyond own area
  • Responsibility for policies and the impact on other community and voluntary services
  • Experience of being a authorised signatory and holding a delegated budget
  • Experience of day to day management in allocating, placing and supervising staff or students

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