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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2021.

Support Time and Recovery Worker

Job Reference: 373-SMH0538

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Support Time and Recovery Worker
Wirral, Wirral
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

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.

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. Please 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?’.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at our Trust website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.


Support Worker MHISS Band 4

Employer: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Wirral

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to be a part of the Mental Health Intensive Support Service, based on the Wirral.

This is a newly established Service that provides specialist assessment, treatment, interventions & support, to help people recover from complex mental health problems & to regain the skills & confidence to live successfully in the community.

As a Senior Support Worker, you will be expected to support the MDT in providing intensive support to a small cohort of patients, providing high quality levels of care in order to assist these patients to live fulfilled and independent lives.

You will be working alongside the Primary Worker and Occupational Therapist to ensure effective and adaptive patient care with a strong focus on recovery, identifying relapse indicators and promoting independence. You will also be responsible for ensuring all patients engage in the agreed care plan and assist in encouraging inclusion in local community services, to promote daily living skills.

Building rapport and an effective therapeutic relationship with patients is pertinent to contribute, plan and monitor interventions and treatments, under the supervision of the MDT.

You will be responsible alongside the MDT for active participation in training of Care Staff/third party organisations that will be in place in the community that support the patient, such as Supported Living staff or Care Agency staff.

The MHISS will be proactive in pre-empting crisis and preventing admission into hospital, and therefore you must be able to demonstrate excellent skills in risk management, adaptive care planning and communication skills across a range of scenarios.

Candidates are welcome to apply from a range of health or social work backgrounds, or similar experience, however experience in working in complex patients is encouraged.

A genuine attitude of care and dedication to this type of cohort of patients is necessary; candidates with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

This is a very unique opportunity to be a part of a rewarding new Service that will provide a significant difference to the lives of many.

For further details/informal visits, please call: Susie Williams Team Manager 01244397325 or email



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. 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 3 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 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 ESR system.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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