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Qualified Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Would you like to be part of a new, exciting and innovative service working with young people with an ethos of prevention and early intervention?

In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Mental Health Support Teams (named by children and young people in the region as Wellbeing in Mind teams) are an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors in England. We currently have 5 Wellbeing in Mind teams across North Yorkshire, which are embedded within education settings

We are looking to recruit a Children's Wellbeing Practitioner, the successful candidate will be employed on a full time basis and be part of a team delivering support to schools and colleges in the Selby area

Main duties of the job

The Wellbeing in Mind team has 3 functions:
  • Support the development of a whole-school or college approach to wellbeing. This can include, but is not limited to, supporting sites to develop and implement mental health and wellbeing policies, development of resources, supporting campaigns and delivering training, assemblies and PHSE curriculum.
  • Provide timely advice and consultation to education staff. This is designed to support teaching staff to build their skills and confidence in supporting the wellbeing needs of their students/pupils. This is offered in both a formal and informal way.
  • Undertake direct assessments and intervention for young people within education. We offer a low intensity service model, predominantly using cognitive-behavioural therapy.

  • Each function accounts for a third of the team's workload.

    Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

    About us

    We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

    From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

    We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

    We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

    We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will develop knowledge and practice skills in deliveringevidence-based interventions for young people in education settings with mild to moderate mental health problems.

    Helping young people within these settings who present with more severeproblems to rapidly access more specialist services.

    Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and, where appropriate, to manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

    Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services

    Develop an understanding of what schools already do to support theemotional wellbeing and positive mental health of students

    Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

    Person Specification



    • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health problems.
    • Experience of delivering low intensity CBT and parent led CBT within children and young people's services.



    • Skilled in delivering low intensity interventions including parent led CBT.



    • Qualified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Psychological Interventions and competent camhs mental health worker who meets criteria for Core Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Evidence as per BABCP guidelines.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


    Selby Schools and Colleges


    YO8 8AT

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