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Children and Young Persons Wellbeing Practitioner

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Children and Young Persons Wellbeing Practitioner with a passion for delivering outstanding care that brings the 6 Cs (care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence) to life? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are delighted to offer a position within our Child and Young Persons Response Team in Prescot. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing evidence-based interventions.

Main duties of the job

As a Children and Young Persons Wellbeing Practitioner the post holder will provide high standards of evidence-based client centred care to children and young people with mental health [CYPMH] problems within the THRIVE Framework for service delivery.

The post holder will be expected to provide interventions to children and young people and their families/carers referred into the service.

As the post is identified within the CYPMH strategy, it is expected the role will continue to develop in line with national and local initiatives. The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers.

The post holder will embrace the core values of the organisation and adopt the principles of Recovery and THRIVE. These principles will recognise the need to:Promote safe practicesValue the aims of service usersWork in partnership and offer meaningful choiceBe optimistic about the possibilities of meaningful changeValue social inclusion

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To hold a caseload of assessments, treatment upon a conceptual framework and employing research based evidence.

To provide direct therapeutic interventions in line with the grading of the post, including assessments, formulation and therapeutic input into children, young people and families referred into the service.

Undertake risk assessments and care plans accordingly, in line with the THRIVE framework

To work in ways that are sensitive to the needs of children and young people and families from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.

To participate directly in the teams duty rotas in line with the grading of the post.

To exercise responsibility within supervisory, managerial and accountability structures, for the assessment, treatment and discharge of clients

To produce a clinical formulation and intervention plan founded on evidence based practice in cooperation with the child young person and carers

To hold responsibility for standards of clinical practice within area of work.

To work jointly and collaboratively with other team members in order to enhance and develop the provision of services to young people and their families. To have an effective knowledge base of other modalities so as to engage and work effectively with colleagues in other disciplines.

Undertake risk management for all children including the protective and risk factors present in the network of significant relationships.

Identify and respond appropriately to child protection issues, as described with the guidelines of Local Safeguarding Childrens Board and the Trust safeguarding policies

Maintain clear and comprehensive electronic clinical records, to ensure information is accurate and complies with Data Protection Act and professional body and Trust standards.

To engage with using routine outcome measures as clinically appropriate including their use in clinical practice and inputting data into clinical records.

To work collaboratively with children, young people and their families and contribute to the trusts service user participation agenda.

Please refer to attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities and duties.

Person Specification



  • oProfessional qualification in one or more of the following: oA core profession (nursing, SW, psychology, OT) oIndividual or group Psychotherapies E.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy IPT-A Person centred counselling Systemic Family Therapy/Practice Parenting therapies Counselling Art/creative therapies oAttached to this professional qualification there must be registration/accreditation with an appropriate accrediting body from the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) approved accredited register oRegistration/accreditation must include professional qualification requirements, CPD for maintenance of standards and a complaints process for practice concerns


  • oEvidence of further study/ qualification in the field of children and young people's mental health

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust



Old Colliery Road


L35 3SX

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