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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
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a full time Children's Well-being Practitioners position available in our Getting Help team in Durham based at Winchester House .

Want to work with children and young people?

We are keen to hear from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who are motivated and focused on delivering high quality patient care.

Our Children's Wellbeing Practitioner's deliver a range of brief low intensity, evidenced based psychological therapies.

The post holder will work with children and young people (0-18years) with the principal objectives of providing assessment and intervention to children and young people who have mental health needs.

Working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and liaising closely with other agencies you will assess, plan and implement care for children with mental health needs.

If you have excellent communication skills and are committed to providing a high quality, flexible service to children then we want to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the Getting Help team providing assessment and CBT based low intensity interventions to individuals and groups.

The post holder will work with young people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary, and should be committed to equal opportunities.

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

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

Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service.Provide screening, assessment and interventions for young people presenting with common mental health problems with a goal of self-management and recovery. Undertake patient-centred interviews which identify areas where the young person and their parents/carers wish to see change and/or recovery and make an accurate assessment of risk to self and others.

Make decisions on suitability of new referrals, adhering to referral protocols, organising assessment, signposting to appropriate services and facilitating referral to specialist services where required.

Provide a range of information and support for evidence based high volume low intensity psychological treatments. This will include group work guided self-help, evidence based parent led intervention. This work may be face to face, telephone or via other media.

Educate and involve family members and others in treatment as necessary.Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.

Attend multi-disciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate.

Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service. Keep coherent records of all clinical activity in line with service protocols.Work closely with other members of the team ensuring appropriate step-up and stepdown arrangements are in place to maintain a stepped care approach.

Assess and integrate issues surrounding education into the overall therapy process.

Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating bodies and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence).

Be aware of, and keep up-to-date with advances in the treatment for common mental health problems.

Ensure clear objectives are identified, discussed and reviewed with senior therapists on a regular basis as part of continuing professional development.

Keep up to date all records in relation to Continuing Professional Development and ensure personal development plan maintains up to date specialist knowledge of latest theoretical and service delivery models/developments.

Attend relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.

Attend clinical/managerial supervision on a regular basis as agreed withManager/Clinical lead.

Ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times. Maintain confidentiality of information at all times in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and ensure that client confidentiality is protected at all times.

Be conversant and comply with the Trusts Health and Safety Policy and report as necessary any untoward incident or hazardous event utilising the trusts Datix System.

Be aware of and adhere to all Trust Policies and Procedures.

Additional contact details: Claire Houghton 07708503553

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.



  • Successfully completed academic course of study in line with the CYP IAPT Low Intensity National Programme

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Winchester House

South West Industrial Estate



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