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Mental Health Practitioner CAMHS

Job Description

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust (CWP) provides specialist child and adolescent, adult and older person's mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services to a population of approximately one million people. CWP also offers community physical health services to patients who have a GP in Western Cheshire.

CWP is committed to supporting people with a disability at the point of their thinking about applying for a job with the trust and throughout any recruitment process.

If you think you have a disability which meets the definition set out in the Equalities Act and believe you meet the ‘essential’ criteria for a job which is currently being advertised, you may wish to submit an application under the trust’s Guaranteed Interview Scheme. You can do this by answering ‘YES’ to the question ‘do you wish to be considered under the ‘guaranteed interview scheme?’ in the Personal Information Section of the on-line job application form.

If you are disabled and think you might have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please contact the trust’s Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) . Someone there will make sure the manager running the selection process is aware of your particular needs.

You may be interested to know that the trust works closely with other agencies, such as Job Centre Plus, to try and ensure that any ‘reasonable adjustments’ which may need to be made are put in place to enable someone with a disability to give their best at work. That may sometimes mean a delay in the start date for a new appointee whilst adjustments are made’.

If you need help at any stage, please ask for it by contacting the trust’s Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  quoting the Vacancy reference number..


Are you ready for a new challenge? Interested in working with young people with mental health difficulties living in the West Cheshire locality?

If so, then look no further. The vacancy is for one 375 hour professionals [RMN Nurse, Social Worker] with Experience of working with Child and Young People with Mental Health Difficulties.

The West Cheshire Camhs service operates out of Marsden House in Chester but has a satellite clinic in Ellesmere Port. The Specialist team offers a service to children up to their 16th birthday, following a “CAPA” Choice assessment it can offer a range of specialist Clinical intervention in line with national and local guidance.

The post holder will be part of the team helping deliver a multi-disciplinary provision to children, young people and their families in Western Cheshire CCG area.

The West Cheshire 0-16 CAMHS team operate a well-established Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) system. Together with fellow clinicians in the team the post holder will support the throughput of referrals, interventions to subsequent discharge as well as provide a therapeutic range of intervention.

The post holder will work with fellow colleagues, team managers, service manager and senior clinicians in informing and implementing transformational changes within all the CAMHS teams in West Cheshire including working towards and being part of 7 day working patterns

The post holder will be part of the team that undertakes, self-harm assessments, mental health assessments, consultations to other services, therapeutic interventions and supports a service user participation group. West Cheshire Camhs is part of the CYP-IAPT programme.

The post-holder will join Camhs at an exciting time as service develop and the post holder will be part of a Camhs network through our “Trust”

For further details / informal visits contact:
Ian Roberts or Santina Mansutti - tel ( Phone number removed ) 


Internal secondments: please ensure you have approval from your line manager to be released from your current role before making an application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check: Successful candidates who require a DBS check will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £44 for an enhanced disclosure and £26 for a standard disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from salary immediately following appointment.

DBS Update Service: If the role you are successful for requires a DBS check, you are encouraged to enrol for this service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached “Update Service Applicant Guide” document for further information

CWP welcomes applications from people who have direct experience of our services either as a carer or service user.

This post will close on or before the stated closing date depending on level of interest.

Communications will be sent to you via text and email.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Safeguarding: everyone within CWP has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Every adult has a responsibility to protect children and as employees of the Trust we are duty bound always to act in the best interest of a child about whom we may have concerns.

The Trust operates a No-Smoking Policy.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust : Proud to work in Mental Health

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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