Forensic Outreach Practitioner

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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 are seeking to recruit to a highly motivated and organised individual (Nurse or Occupational Therapist) into the Forensic Support Service to work as a Forensic Outreach Practitioner.

The post holder will work alongside the team at The Alderley Unit and Saddlebridge Recovery Centre to help coordinate and assess referrals into the low secure beds and help plan for smooth and timely discharges.

The individual will need to demonstrate a high level of organisation and time management to ensure that timescales are adhered to. The development of excellent communication with a range of stakeholders will be necessary as part of the role.

Supervision will be provided via the Forensic Support Service.

The role will be based on the Soss Moss site.

Please contact Sara Ryan (Acting Team Manager, Forensic Support Service) sara.ryan@nhs.net for further details.

 

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

To apply for this job please visit jobs.cwp.nhs.uk.


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