Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.
We provide physical and mental health services, as well as learning disabilities, to a total population of around one million people.
Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.
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 and committed to delivering person centred care.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.
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.
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.
Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at www.cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about why you should choose CWP.
We would like to welcome you to Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust
We are looking for experienced enthusiastic Approved Mental Health Professionals to work in our Community Mental Health teams based here in the Wirral. We are an All Age Adult service. We currently have a number of vacancies full time and part time for AMHP posts. We would expect you to do care co-ordination duties and manage a capped caseload which does takes account of you participating on the AMHP rota. As a service we are considering developing an AMHP hub in the future.
On the Wirral we have been integrated for many years with our health colleagues and this provides a supportive place to work and a good multi-disciplinary team working environment and holistic approach.
You will provide an important and valued professional function working with some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Your professional expertise and approach will ensure individual needs and aspirations are supported at all times, management of risk and safeguarding is of paramount importance. You can expect commitment to your personal and career development. Our Trust has signed up to the Think Ahead Programme to ensure we look at the future of social workers in mental health.
Training and development are paramount within the organisation supporting individual staffs learning needs which supports them and the service as a whole.
You will need to be compliant with the Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, Mental Capacity Act and associated Codes of Practice to fulfil your duties in this role.
You will need to have experience of working with the service user group and be able to use social work methods to promote positive change, independence and wellbeing in accordance with assessed need, whilst promoting choice and control for adults and carers.
Working knowledge of relevant legislation and ability to apply legislation to practice including the Children Act 1989 is required and good IT skills to support accurate and timely case recordings.
You must hold a recognised Social Work Qualification, be qualified as an AMHP and be registered with Social work England
Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore you need to be able to drive.
An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
In order to be short-listed for this job please show how you meet the criteria as listed on the Person Checklist as detailed on the Job Profile. CV’s will not be accepted.
We are committed to equal opportunities and we welcome applicants from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve.
We support anyone with a disability thinking about applying for a job at CWP. If you need help at any stage, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100. Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.
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 note, external applicants will be required to pay for their Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS). Enhanced Disclosure costs £40. Standard Disclosure is £23. Administration fee is £3.50. 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.
If the role you are successful for requires a DBS check, you are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached “Update Service Applicant Guide” document for further information.
We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.
New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.
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).
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 applying for this post please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.
Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.
Please note: after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to CWP transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.