• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

The community mental health team based in Crewe, is a recovery orientated service which offers support to adults with mental health difficulties and their families and carers. We work in partnership with the Local Authority, primary care communities and the third sector. Our aim is to ensure that adults with mental health needs receive the right support, from the right service at the right time.

Our Team and Service is committed to supporting you in developing career pathways with the aim of retaining good quality and experienced staff. The team are a well established team of staff including Nurses, Peer Support Workers, Psychologists and Consultant Psychiatrists. 

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong communication and organisational skills who is able to work autonomously and part of a team and to effectively prioritise their workload.

Your role will inevitably be challenging and demanding at times, but it will also be immensely rewarding and provide you with great opportunities to make a genuine difference to the lives of others. Our team is caring, creative, hard-working and clinically led. 

To offer support and therapeutic interventions to individuals who are accessing the service, working independently and under the direct supervision of a case manager.

Devise and implement person centred care therapeutic intervention and promote recovery to meet the needs of the individuals accessing the service.

Working for our organisation

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.

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. 

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at www.cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

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.

Detailed job description and main 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 Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a  Values 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 Trust’s 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 Trust’s 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.

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.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Appropriate Mental Health related NVQ level 2
  • Will work towards the appropriate mental health related NVQ level 3 once in post
  • To demonstrate a range of work procedures and practices base level of theoretical knowledge
  • Knowledge and Expertise

    Essential criteria

  • To demonstrate a range of work procedures and practices at base level of theoretical knowledge
  • To demonstrate physical skills obtained through practice/highly developed physical skills, accuracy important, manipulation of fine tools, materials
  • To demonstrate how to Implement clinical care/care packages
  • To demonstrate how to record personally generated observations
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of undertaking surveys or audits on own work
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience in a health related care setting with service users experiencing severe and enduring mental health
  • To demonstrate how to plan and organise straightforward activities, some ongoing
  • To demonstrate how to Implement clinical care/care packages
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of following policies and being required to comment on occasion
  • Experience of the safe handling of equipment, cash or valuables.
  • Experience of demonstrating own activities to new or less experienced employees
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