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Children and Young People's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum (Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023
Berkshire CAMHS are excited to be recruiting x2 qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) in the established Getting Help Team (GHT) in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). Alongside the Mental Health Support Teams our Getting Help Team is part of an exciting programme funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community. This opportunity allows you to join an innovative new service during an exciting time whilst working alongside an enthusiastic, compassionate and inspiring team!

The Getting Help Team sits within Early Help and adopts a multi-agency approach to working working closely with RBWM Early Help Hub and services, schools, voluntary organisations, education settings and other agencies. There is also a big focus on close links with specialist CAMHS to ensure a seamless approach to care for children and young people. The role offers an exciting opportunity to continue to innovate and deliver high quality evidence-based care and whole system interventions, with great ongoing CPD opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver evidence-based intervention for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems
  • As a qualified CWP be confident in the use of CYP IAPT principles, evidence-based interventions and routine outcome measures.
  • Helping children and young people who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services using effective multiagency collaborative working to effectively signpost and refer on where needed
  • Supporting professionals in various settings (e.g. education, Early Help, Social Care etc.) to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing
  • To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people presenting with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties in schools under supervision
  • To develop and provide training/workshops for professionals, parents and carers, and CYP in conjunction with colleagues.
  • Actively promote the whole system approach to developing and maintaining emotional health and well-being within and across services.

  • About us

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

    We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

    Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
    • Caring for and about you is our top priority
    • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
    • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

    We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

    Benefits of working for us include:
    • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
    • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
    • Generous NHS pension scheme
    • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
    • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
    • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
    • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
    • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
    • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
    • Free parking across Trust sites

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The 4 must haves for this role:
  • be confident in assessing for and delivering, high quality, outcome focused, evidence-based low intensity interventions to children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties (CWP training),
  • be confident in working in a multiagency setting, working collaboratively with colleagues in Early Help, Social Care, schools and across the wider system.
  • as a person, will always be looking for new or better ways to deliver care and be keen to learn,
  • and most of all will have a calm, friendly and compassionate outlook and have a keen interest in early intervention and mental health promotion.

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to contact: Rhona Edwards wholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Graduate/Postgraduate Certificate in Brief Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Young People with Common Mental Health Problems (CYP IAPT)
    • Literacy with evidence of good report writing


    • Other relevant postgraduate degree

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Evidence of training/qualifications relating to working with children, young people and families

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health issues


    • Worked in a service where targets were agreed and progress towards the targets were used to demonstrate outcomes.

    Knowledge and skills


    • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and the role of the family in supporting children and young people's emotional well-being
    • Responsive to and willing to ask for feedback and supervision
    • Demonstrates an understanding and can identify common mental health issues experienced by children and young people
    • Understand why it is essential to use evidence-based interventions when possible
    • Understand why collecting feedback from children, young people and parents is important
    • Ability to demonstrate how to effectively put training into practice
    • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
    • Received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
    • Able to develop good professional relationships with colleagues inside and beyond child and adolescent mental health services
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills and use of internet mediated communication
    • Computer literate - able to use excel database and word.

    Additional Requirements


    • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
    • Excellent organisational and self management skills
    • Ability to use supervision and personal development positively and effectively
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
    • Ability to be self-reflective in own personal and professional development and in supervision
    • Fluent in English language
    • Car user with ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation - access to use of car.


    • Fluent in languages other than English

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Getting Help Team WAM


    SL6 1RF

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