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Children and Young People's Wellbeing Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Closing date
10 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) looking for your next step?

Do you want to belong in a collaborative team that works across boundaries and offers you development opportunities?

Our Getting Help team are recruiting a qualified (or about to qualify) Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP).

The Getting Help Team team play a vital part in providing early mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people in the community. They adopt a multi-agency approach with close links to specialist CAMHS, ensuring a seamless approach to care for children and young people.

You'll work independently to deliver high quality, outcome informed, low intensity therapy based interventions. This hybrid role will involve working in person and online. The team are based in Bracknell, with flexibility to work from home where appropriate. Being able to manage your own diary is essential.

In this role. you will have experienced practitioners around you and ongoing CPD. You'll have opportunities for development and excellent supervision. There is the chance to get involved in wider projects and room to grow and progress.

As well as qualified CWP's, the team welcome applications from Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP) who have completed a children's module. Candidates will need to be accredited (or eligible for accreditation) with BPS or BABCP.

The working pattern for this permanent role is Monday - Friday, 9am -5pm.

Main duties of the job

1. Deliver evidence-based intervention for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems

2. As a qualified CWP be confident in the use of CYP IAPT principles, evidence-based interventions and routine outcome measures.

3. Helping children and young people who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services using effective multiagency collaborative working to effectively signpost and refer on where needed

4. Supporting professionals in various settings (e.g. education, Early Help, Social Care etc.) to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing

5. To care co-ordinate and manage a defined caseload of children and young people presenting with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties in schools under supervision

6. To develop and provide training/workshops for professionals, parents and carers, and CYP in conjunction with colleagues.

7. Actively promote the whole system approach to developing and maintaining emotional health and well-being within and across services.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa 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:

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:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

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 this role:

1. Qualified or about to qualify Children's Wellbeing Practitioner.

2. Accredited with, or eligible to be accredited with, the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

3. Experience or knowledge of low intensity evidence-based interventions to children & young people

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you are someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Yani Chocalingum on yani.chocalingum@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl 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 Diploma/ Post Graduate Diploma qualification as a Children Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP).
  • A British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited or the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited CWP training course or preparing to submit for accreditation


  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree

Continuous Professional Development


  • Commitment to ongoing training and development


  • Evidence of continuous professional development in child and adolescent mental health

Previous Experience


  • A minimum of two years' experience of working with CYP
  • Experience of delivering specific evidence based low intensity interventions to CYP and/or their families
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place to demonstrate outcomes
  • Experience of working in or with a diverse or multi-cultural community


  • Experience of working as a qualified Childrens and Young Peoples Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Experience of working with looked after children or other vulnerable groups of CYP

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates an understanding of common mental health issues experienced by CYP and how they may present
  • Understanding the importance of increasing access to evidence based mental health care for CYP and their families
  • Knowledge of evidence based low intensity interventions for CYP
  • Knowledge of and ability to use routine outcome measures with CYP and families
  • Understanding the importance of collecting feedback from service users and other key stakeholders, and using this to contribute to quality improvement
  • Ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments within scope of practice
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues and a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of CYPand vulnerable adults
  • Understanding of ethics and patient confidentiality of working with CYP
  • Ability to personally manage a sensitive, and potentially emotionally distressing caseload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and develop therapeutic and professional relationships with a range of people
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues, clients, and families, in a manner that is sensitive to and acknowledging of their needs, experience and all aspects of diversity
  • Computer literate and able to use Microsoft programmes including Excel database, word, and outlook

Additional Requirements


  • Able to work flexibly as required (within and outside of office hours) and the ability to travel independently between locations to fulfil the requirements of the position

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


The Rowans Children Centre

Pondmoor Road


RG12 7JZ

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