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Children and Young People's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year full time (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
2 Aug 2024
Are you a qualified Children's Wellbeing Practitioner looking for a role working with young people with mental health conditions? Are you keen to be involved in an expanding Primary Mental Health Team?

Our Primary Mental Health Team 4 Youth are looking for a Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) to join our team in Wokingham.

In this role you will be providing outcome focussed, evidence-based low intensity interventions to children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. This is a unique opportunity to be part of, and contribute to, a developing and innovative service.

You will be joining a small, friendly and trusted team and who will provide a balance of support and flexibility. There is opportunity to use your initiative and develop your skills, and you will have operational management support and clinical supervision provided from one of our experienced psychologists. There is some flexibility for hybrid working.

The team work proactively with partner agencies, including the Mental Health Support Teams, Early Help, Youth Offending Teams and CAMHS. We provide an important interface with partner agencies and specialist CAMHS.

The service was developed in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council Children's Services, who remain key partners in this initiative.

The position is a 12 month fixed term contract (from start date). Our service operates Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. We are open to applicants looking for full and part time hours.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess and deliver, outcome focused, evidence-based low intensity interventions to children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Work in partnership with children, young people and families in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.
  • Support and empower children, young people and families to make informed choices about the intervention.
  • Provide a range of information and support for low intensity evidence based psychological treatments. This may include guided self-help, CCBT, behavioural activation and information about pharmacological treatments. This work may be face-to-face, by telephone or via other media.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire. Hear what our people say about working for our CAMHS service:

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • CWP Qualification
  • Previous experience working with young people with mental health issues

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Robin Hammond on 07817 093 766 or email: wholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Graduate/Postgraduate Certificate in Brief Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Young People with Common Mental Health Problems (CYP IAPT)/successful completion of the CWP training programme.
  • Literacy with evidence of good report writing.


  • Other relevant postgraduate degree

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of training/qualifications relating to working with children, young people and families

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health issues


  • Worked in a service where targets were agreed and progress towards the targets were used to demonstrate outcomes.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and the role of the family in supporting children and young people's emotional well-being
  • Responsive to and willing to ask for feedback and supervision
  • Demonstrates an understanding and can identify common mental health issues experienced by children and young people
  • Understand why it is essential to use evidence-based interventions when possible
  • Understand why collecting feedback from children, young people and parents is important
  • Ability to demonstrate how to effectively put training into practice
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Able to develop good professional relationships with colleagues inside and beyond child and adolescent mental health services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills and use of internet mediated communication
  • Computer literate - able to use excel database and word.

Additional Requirements


  • High level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Excellent organisational and self management skills
  • Ability to use supervision and personal development positively and effectively
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self-reflective in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Fluent in English language


  • Fluent in languages other than English

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Wokingham Hospital

41 Barkham Road


RG41 2RE

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