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Advanced Support Worker/Physical Health Coordinator

Band 4

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Advanced Support Worker/Physical Health Coordinator
Band 4
Part Time 30 hours per week
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Ellesmere Port
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata
03/06/2020 23:59

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.

Are you interested in working in a recovery focused way with people from 14 -65, experiencing first episode psychosis? If so this could be the job for you.

A vacancy has arisen for a permanent, part-time post (4 days) as a  Band 4 Advanced Support Worker/Physical Health Co-ordinator within the Early Intervention in Psychosis Team. Trained nurse associates would be an excellent fit for this role.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, eager and innovative individual to join our already diverse team of individuals. The post holder must be able to recognise their own limitations and willing to learn and develop.

The successful applicant must feel confident in working in a 1:1 and group settings. The successful applicant should have awareness of local projects that will aid service users in their recovery process. As part of the post the successful applicant will support clinicians in delivering training and early interventions awareness to areas within Cheshire West, such as GP surgeries, schools and universities.

The post holder will be expected to co-ordinate, implement and evaluate a range of therapeutic activities and individual groups. You will be responsible for working closely with clinicians to implement graded intervention plans. You must be competent in completing physical health assessments and understanding of the impact of physical health on mental health. You should have a sound knowledge of clinical interventions for physical health needs, and ability to signpost to relevant agencies when necessary.

It is essential that the successful applicant is empathetic, caring and able to make time to listen to carers and family members as this is an essential component of the care planning and crisis process.

The post holder must have basic awareness of the waiting time standards and how these are embedded into the team.

Excellent communication and documentation skills are essential for this post. We are looking for competent, experienced individuals, who are motivated and committed to delivering quality and evidence based care. We are looking for individuals who are flexible, autonomous, conscientious team members. Access to transport for work purposes is essential.

You will be offered a thorough induction period, including shadowing established team members and regular supervision.



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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Jarmain / Craig Lewis on 0151 4888381