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CYP Wellbeing Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service offers treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 for mild to severe emotional and mental health needs. There are four multi-disciplinary Community Teams supporting Nottinghamshire along with specialist teams such as Eating Disorders, Head 2 Head, CAMHS Crisis and Home Treatment, CAMHS Neuro, Children Looked After & Adoption, Primary Mental Health, Perinatal services and East Midlands Community Forensic Child & Adolescent Health Service (FCAMHS).

Main duties of the job

Our core purpose is to work with children and young people and their families/carers, who may be experiencing emotional and mental health disorders that have a significant impact on the child's development and cause distress to the child and/or their carers. We aim to improve the mental health of all children and young people with the provision of a timely, integrated, high quality, effective, multi-disciplinary county wide service.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Community CAMHS CYP Wellbeing Practitioner

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of the newly-established low intensity pathway within the West Community CAMHS team.

The Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme delivered by Health Education England (and partners) which aims to improve existing children and young peoples mental health Services (CYP MHS) working in the community.

You will have successfully completed CYPIAPT CYP Wellbeing Practitioner training or be due to finish shortly, and will provide ongoing evidence (video recording) of adherence to evidence-based treatment interventions within supervision.

The Community CAMHS Service in Nottinghamshire supports Children, Young People and their families/carers with their emotional and mental health needs on a continuum of mild to severe, managing complexity, and risks associated.

The Community CAMHS Wellbeing Practitioner will work as a member of theCommunity CAMHS Team and contribute to the multidisciplinary team. You will deliver (under supervision), high-quality, low intensity outcome-focused, evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will be responsible for an agreed caseload and will contribute to all aspects of team functioning as required.

You will promote emotional health and well-being by implementing child and family centred approaches within a multi-disciplinary team to enhance the resilience of children and their carers. There is an expectation the post holder will work collaboratively with other agencies to support the young person and family.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Completion of graduate or post graduate certificate in a CYP IAPT Children & Young Peoples Wellbeing Practitioner course is essential.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of NICE guidelines for mental health difficulties
  • Demonstrates an understanding for the need to use evidence-based psychological therapies and how it relates to this post
  • Understanding of working with young people who have mental health disorders
  • Understanding of CAMHS and CYP IAPT
  • Knowledge and experience of the provision of mental health assessment for young people


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and documents pertaining to children e.g. Children's Act, NSF, Every Child Matters, CYP IAPT, Local & National Safeguarding Policies
  • Knowledge of different models of therapy e.g. CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution focussed and person-centred therapies
  • Awareness of local mental health services



  • Ability to manage a defined caseload, and organise own work schedule Ability to maintain accurate case records in line with CAMHS policies and procedures Ability to be a clear and effective communicator with young people and their families, and clinical peers and other professionals Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments and appropriately implement safety plans.
  • Ability to follow and implement local and national safeguarding policies as appropriative and required. Ability to be autonomous practitioner, whilst being able to work as an integral part of the MDT
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with young people and their families, and clinical peers and other professionals Be committed to equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Be sensitive to the needs of the identified client group, and staff group Be committed to empowering the young people that access the service, and promoting and meeting the needs of the socially excluded
  • IT skills and Team work skills including Reliability, Enthusiasm, Flexibility, Empathy, Compassion, Patience


  • Ability to develop and use multi-media materials for groups and presentations



  • Evidence of working with children, young people and families with emotional and mental health difficulties within CAMHS
  • Demonstrates high standards in written/typed communication
  • Experience of multi-agency work
  • Experience of working independently with appropriate supervision.
  • Experience of undertaking assessment, treatment and delivering low intensity interventions in a range of settings including one to one and groups


  • Experience of working within a Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Experience of group work
  • Experience of providing training to staff
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets in place to demonstrating outcomes
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time effectively.



  • Evidence of experience of working with Children and Young People with Mental Health Difficulties
  • Evidence of completion of graduate or post graduate certificate in a CYP IAPT Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner course


  • Psychology or other health /social care/youth related undergraduate degree
  • Other relevant postgraduate degree



  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • To have undertaken statutory child safeguarding training.
  • Has undertaken relevant training eg: Delivery of groups Delivering evidence based therapeutic interventions under supervision


  • Training in a specific psychological therapy

Values & Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Values - Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Community CAMHS West

3-5 Lindsay Close


NG18 5TF

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