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Qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP or EWP)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum Incl. HCAs
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and creative Children and Young Person well-being Practitioners (CWPs) to join our teams at Lewisham CAMHS. The candidate must have qualifications from either CWP or EMHP program.

This CWP role supports the government's priority of increasing access to 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, and collaborative practice and be skilled in delivering low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be joining one of our CWP teams. As a Trust, we are committed to ensuring equality in access for our young people and their families. CWP teams provide Early Intervention, Prevention and Promotion, working in partnership with Primary Care and Community Providers to support mild to moderate difficulties using evidence-based guided self-help interventions to 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. Our teams are embedded within the Tier 2 CAMHS service from which they accept referrals.

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Team consist of a Service Lead, a CAMHS clinical specialist, qualified CWPs and trainees. All of our team benefit from a friendly and nurturing local CAMHS team, where there are good training opportunities with a supportive leadership team. With good links to local social care, education, and voluntary services, as well as National and Specialist CAMHS and our teaching and research colleagues within KCL. All our SLaM boroughs have ethnically diverse communities, and applicants will be interested in and understand diversity issues and how they link to mental health in children and young people.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Qualification from CWP training course (e.g. Post Graduate Certificate) or Trainee CWP approaching the end of their training.


  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.



  • Experience of working in a CWP site
  • Evidence of working with children and young people who have experienced a mental health problem.
  • Experience working in a service which has agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes


  • Evidence of working in the local community.



  • Skills in enabling Guided Self-Help interventions
  • Received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time. and to work under pressure.



  • Demonstrates an understanding of the need to use evidence based psychological models and how it relates to this post.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety, depression and challenging behaviour and how it may present in universal services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of guided self-help interventions for anxiety, depression and challenging behaviour


  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health.

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


78 Lewisham Park,



SE13 6QJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

334-CLI- 5810550

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