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Job overview

Are you looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for dynamic new staff to join our existing Young Persons Eating Disorder Team. The Team supports young people from 8 – 18 years of age in Cheshire area.

This is an exciting opportunity as we develop our CYP Eating Disorder Teams in the Community. Please join the team so you can be part of the developments. As a member of the team you will be involved with assessments and providing therapy interventions for the young person and /or with their family.

Main duties of the job

We have one Band 6 full time post.

You will need a core qualification or Health degree with therapy training.

You WILL need professional registration and / or professional accreditation for this post.

Experience of working with Young Persons with Eating Disorders is a Strong Advantage. Flexible / Hybrid working encouraged ( face to face work & Virtual work)

Please contact Sue or Katie for more information.

One post to be based in Central Cheshire (Winsford/Crewe) and the other post based in Macclesfield.

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 on our website 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

  • Core professional qualification (e.g: RMN, CQSW, OT)
  • Desirable criteria

  • Appropriate qualification at Diploma level in a specific therapeutic modality
  • Knowledge of / expertise in other therapeutic models
  • Knowledge and Expertise

    Essential criteria

  • Years of experience working in relevant (Eating Disorder of CAMHS) Mental Health setting.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in group work and family counselling.
  • Experience in a mental health Outpatient setting
  • Experience of working in a specialist adolescent eating disorder setting.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Knowledge and expertise in the application of a specific therapeutic approach in a clinical setting.
  • Working knowledge of legislation and policy relevant to a mental health setting (e.g: Mental Health Act, NSF)
  • Understanding of child and adolescent development within the context of the family
  • Skills in the assessment of risk and deliberate self-harm
  • Desirable criteria

  • Specific training / knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to young people (e.g: Children Act).
  • Evidence of participation in research/audit.
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