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Children's Wellbeing Practitioner - MH Support Teams in Schools

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of the Mental Health Support Teams in Schools known as the Wellbeing & Emotional Support Teams (WEST).

The service is across Herefordshire and Worcestershire schools to provide early help for Children and Young People ages 5 - 18 experiencing mental health problems.

The role is based in our Herefordshire Team, a core function of the Childrens Well Being Practitioner role is to provide 1:1/group low intensity CBT evidence-based interventions in an educational setting.

As a service we are supportive, share knowledge, learn from our experiences, have attractive training packages, comprehensive induction making the work place a good place to be.

This is a full time post with the service working Mon - Fri 9 - 5, multi professional working however we will consider candidates wishing to part time (minimum of 30 hours per week).

The work base will be confirmed at interview.

Is this role right for you?

Contact the Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

This post has been deemed by the Trust as eligible for relocation expenses for suitable successful candidate(s).

Main duties of the job

Contemporaneous clinical record keeping.

Under the direction of the Operational & Clinical Lead be accountable and responsible manage a defined caseload of patients

Participate in MDT working & Service Development

Individual assessment, risk assessment & care plan

CBT low intensity format also delivering, consultation, whole school approach, group work for pupils & parents.

Deliver consultation advice to education partners including signposting and referral to other services

Advocate for CYP in a variety of forums.

Audit related to service improvement.

Promote knowledge of mental health & the prevention of mental ill health with children and members of the general public, both formally and informally.

Foster close working relationships

Actively participate in regular clinical & safeguarding supervision sessions.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Childrens Well Being Practitioner (CWP)
  • Current registration with relevant professional body (BPS/BABCP)



  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Post registration experience in emotional health and wellbeing assessment and care
  • Use of therapeutic interventions within emotional health and wellbeing settings i.e. 1:1, and group work


  • Working within a Community/Public Health Team
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary Team

Additional criteria


  • Awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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