CYP Wellbeing Practitioner / Education Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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.

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 offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

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.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

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
  • Qualified in a core profession (Social Care, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, and Clinical Psychology)
  • or Degree level qualification which will require completion and registration of The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Knowledge Skills and Attributes KSA Accreditation profiles tation/CBP/KSA.aspx
  • or Qualified Post Graduate Certificate or above from a provider university as part of the CYP-IAPT programme e.g. EMHP, CYPWP, Associate Psychologist
  • Professional registration with recognised National Body (HCPC, NMC, BACP, BABCP, BASW)
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
  • Demonstrates continued professional development within the mental health arena as evidenced by certificated course from recognised training bodies.
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 multi-agency working
  • Experience of working in a mental health and/or CYP setting
  • Evidence of working in the local community
  • Experience of routine outcome monitoring

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