Qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioner

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and creative Children and Young Person's Wellbeing Practitioner's (CWP) to join our teams in Redbridge EWMHS, as part of an expansion of the service.

The new qualified CWP role supports the government's priority of increasing access and availability of mental health and well-being support for children and young people. The post holder will demonstrate an active interest in early intervention, prevention and promotion, clinical work in community settings, collaborative practice and be skilled in delivering low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions.

This position is part of the Redbridge Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) which is a multi-disciplinary service providing specialist mental health support to children, young people and their families, based within Redbridge. The service is available to families with children and young people from birth to their 18th birthday. The service provides a range of community based, multi-disciplinary interventions, as well as specialist treatments and consultation to partnership agencies.

Main duties of the job

CWP's provide Early Intervention, Prevention and Promotion working in partnership to provide support for mild to moderate difficulties using evidence based guided self-help interventions to both parents and young people. In addition to the low intensity face to face manualised interventions, the post holder will provide psycho education, specific groups, signposting of more complex cases, adopting a community approach to mental health and wellbeing.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • A Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Child and Young Person's Psychological Wellbeing Practice from an accredited training provider


  • Psychology or other health /social care/youth related undergraduate degree
  • Other relevant postgraduate degree



  • Experience of working with children and young people as a Child Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Experience in providing CBT interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and common behavioural difficulties


  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience of working in mental health or related services
  • Experience of working with other agencies outside of the NHS
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes

Knowledge & Skills


  • Demonstrates an understanding of children and young people's mental health and how it may present
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence-based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and the role of the family in supporting children and young people's emotional well-being
  • Understanding of systems and contexts in which children and young people are likely to live
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates high standards in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with other professionals/ colleagues


  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues relating to children and young people and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time



  • Ability to use supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective in personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Full, enhanced and current satisfactory DBS disclosure for the role


  • Willingness to take an active part in developing the role of CWPs within the organisation
  • Willingness to contribute to service development

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

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove

Grove Road



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