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Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Full Time
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As a qualified Children's Wellbeing Practitioner you will help to provide low intensity CBT informed, brief intervention sessions as part of our Primary Mental Health CAMHS provision covering East Sussex.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

In Primary Mental Health, we support children and young people experiencing moderate mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. We are keen to develop our CBT based interventions through face-to-face, telephone or virtual clinic technology. The result is a highly accessible and user-friendly service capable of meeting the needs of a geographically dispersed client group.

You will need a postgraduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (CWP qualification) , excellent team skills and proven ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.

CAMHS teams use CYP IAPT learning and work collaboratively to 'deliver with and deliver well'. We value the Psychology and Psychological Therapies workforce and staff wellbeing is a key priority.

Our work is supported by our Clinical Academic Group and related communities of interest where we work across disciplines and collaboratively with our service users in supporting innovation, evidenced based practice and practice based evidence. Participation and partnership working with children, young people and families is extremely important in our CAMH Services - our participation work has won awards and national recognition.

About us

Our offer is for a career not just a job, in a team and a Trust committed to delivering the best care possible to those in need. We are a trust with a 2020 vision of achieving outstanding care and treatment. We have a vision that includes becoming the employer of choice and our values and behaviours guide how we do this.

Whether it's the service culture of valuing quality the supportive culture and investment in staff wellbeing and supervision or our in house training programme and our approach to engagement and development this service offers both the environment and the support to help you flourish in your career.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be offering 4-6 sessions of CBT therapeutic support to children and young people within East Sussex. You will be liaising with the wider multi-disciplinary team where necessary and be involved with delivering group interventions, with support.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualification from PWP/CWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or Level 3 undergraduate course) OR equivalent e.g. Experienced and qualified Graduate Mental Health Worker with relevant Primary Care experiences and competences
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
  • Demonstrates high standards in written communication
  • Able to write clear reports and letters.

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