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Children and Young Person Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for qualified children and young peoples psychological wellbeing practitioner to join #Thrive, Rochdale's Award Winning Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service.

The service works with young people in Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and the Pennines to provide emotional health and wellbeing up the age of 19. The service is unique in its existence in Pennine Care offering an integrated support offer with Tameside and Oldham and Glossop Mind and Your Trust.

The service is in high demand locally with young people not requiring to go through the usual red tape of a referral to access support. In true collaboration with our young people they discuss their needs and agree through joint decision making their goals and treatment plans.

Working alongside colleagues in locality and single point of access as well as camhs young people can transfer seamlessly as their needs warrant to prevent the need to tell their story more than once.

As a CYPWP you will work alongside mental health practitioners and counsellors as well as a dedicated small admin team. You will be fully supported in your role by the Team Leader and the the extended CAMHS services.

This opportunity is a fantastic opportunity for an already established CYPWP or someone wishing to take the next challenge in their career.

Main duties of the job

o Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service and develop programmes of care packages.o Undertakes patient-centred assessments, which identifies areas where the young person wishes to see change and or recovery and makes an accurate client assessment of risk to self and others.o Support decisions with the wider team on suitability of new referrals, adhering to the department's referral protocols, refers unsuitable clients on to the relevant service or back to the referral agent as necessary or steps-up the person's treatment to high intensity psychological therapy.o Provide a range of information and intervention for evidence based high-volume low-intensity psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help, behaviour management, computerised CBT, information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face to face, by telephone or within a group setting.o Educate and involve parents/carers family members and others in treatment as necessary with the clients consent.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Rochdale, Bury, Oldham, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people's potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted

Person Specification



  • Qualification from CYPWP Training Course (Post Graduate Certificate or undergraduate course)
  • Or, an experienced and qualified graduate mental health worker with a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Mental Health Care or equivalent
  • BABCP and or BPS registered/registerable or working towards registration'


  • Training in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, counselling or within a psychological therapy.
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
  • Psychology or other health related postgraduate degree



  • Experience of working as a children and young person psychological wellbeing practitioner / graduate mental health worker in a primary care setting
  • Experience of routine outcome monitoring
  • Experience of working in the local community
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Demonstrate an understanding of parenting and behaviour management interventions
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding school and education and the impact it can have on mental health
  • Knowledge of child protection issues, safeguarding and other relevant legislation


  • Knowledge of child psychology and development
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety and depression and how it may present in Primary Care



  • Ability to meet agreed / specified service targets
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time
  • Demonstrates high standards in verbal and written communication Able to write clear reports and letters to referrers
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Has received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Ability to build good rapport with children, young people and parents / carers.
  • Ability to use supervision to guide case management


  • Ability to provide services in a variety of settings

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT



2 Argyle Parade, Darnhill


OL10 3RY

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