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Senior Wellbeing Practitioner

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are delighted to be in a position of expanding our workforce and are looking for exceptional individuals who are dedicated to working with young people and keen to take up this brilliant opportunity of Senior Wellbeing Practitioners within Sunderland Colleges.

We are looking for individuals who have the ability to both deliver high quality interventions, and develop the skills and knowledge of universal practitioners in young peoples mental health.

Our Sunderland Community Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Service is a well-established innovative and creative targeted (Tier 2/Getting Help) service. These posts are to be integrated within Sunderland Community CYMHS but in a brand new expansion will be based within our 2 colleges in Sunderland.

We are looking for individuals who have the ability to both deliver high quality evidence based interventions, and develop the skills and knowledge of universal child practitioners in young peoples mental health to support students in our Sunderland colleges

The skilled individuals will join a multi-disciplinary team in the development and delivery of interventions that identify mental health difficulties at the earliest stage, and facilitate the provision of services that promote resilience, and enable positive mental health. The senior wellbeing practitioners will be based in the Sunderland colleges, and will be integrated in the pastoral support services.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to have sound knowledge and skills pertaining to Children and young peoples mental health, and be able to work autonomously as a practitioner and collaboratively with colleagues across a wide range of professions and organisations. The successful applicants must have, Either a postgraduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (CYPMHS), or a qualification CYP-IAPT (such as CBT,IPT-A )

Evidence of relevant continuous professional development. Experience of working with Children and Young People in the role of a CYPMH Clinician is essential

The post is based in the heart of the colleges so school/college is desirable. The service currently operates Monday Friday, The post would be required to move around the 2 college bases and also the other CYMH bases in Sunderland. A good working knowledge and experience of Safeguarding

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To work as a member of the College mental health Support services as part of Sunderland Community CYMHS, providing focused assessment and evidence based interventions based on a Low Intensity CBT model to Young People with mild to moderate mental health difficulties and if appropriate their parents / carers.

To build relationships with education staff and key stakeholders with the aim of embedding whole college approach, promoting early intervention and preventative emotional wellbeing work, and developing positive mental health culture within college environment.

To provide consultation advice and signposting. To deliver high quality evidence based training and support to Education providers within allocated schools.

To develop and support implementation of Whole College Approach within the education setting to embed a positive emotional health culture and ethos.

To provide support to trainee Childrens wellbeing practitioners with developing their clinical skills, competence and practice, including supporting trainee with relevant clinical experiences.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Good IT skills.
  • Car Driver
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.


  • IT qualification



  • Either a postgraduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (CYPMHS), or a qualification CYP-IAPT ( such as CBT,IPT-A )
  • A willingness to undergo further training appropriate to job description and role development.


  • Recognised teaching certificate.



  • Significant experience of working in Child and Young peoples Mental Health Services
  • Working in a community setting/school/college
  • Experience working clinically as a childrens psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • A good working knowledge and experience of Safeguarding
  • Efficient and effective maintenance of administrative support and procedures


  • Experience of project development
  • Experience in health promotion
  • Experience in research / audit / evaluation
  • Advanced IT skills

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills. Both verbal and written
  • Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and the promotion of welfare in children.
  • Ability to work autonomously, with supervision, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent time and caseload management. Ability to complete comprehensive mental health assessments and plan, implement and evaluate specialist packages of care for children, young people and their families and be therapeutically competent
  • Ability to work flexibly in a variety of environments and demonstrate good organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated and have good interpersonal skills
  • To have the ability to work independently and to develop appropriate interventions and care pathways


  • A greater understanding of the mental health needs of children, young people and their families.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation guidance and good practice.
  • Ability to engage vulnerable and hard to reach groups. Knowledge and skills in health promotion
  • Knowledge of group work and group dynamics

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Wessington Primary School



Tyne And Wear

NE38 7PY

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