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Senior Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CPWP)

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Band 6 Senior Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CPWP) to join our teams in York community CAMHS. We are looking for 1 person to work into our West team and 1 to work into East.

The Senior CPWP in the team will take leadership in developing and delivering low to mid level therapeutic interventions to children and young people experiencing challenges with their emotional wellbeing, including those young people who have a diagnosis of a Neurodevelopmental condition such as ASC and ADHD.

The applicants will be competent in delivering group and individual therapies, and supervision of less experienced clinicians.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic and motivated team to provide high quality CBT based therapeutic interventions, including appropriate assessments, to children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. Additionally, the post holder will engage in other duties as required, including liaison with internal and external services, and service development and improvement projects.

The successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, and be committed to providing the highest standards of service to young people and their families; in addition to being motivated to develop themselves and the services they work in, and work safely and effectively both independently and as a member of a team.

About us

Both York CAMHS teams are passionate about staff development, and with the support of the Trust, we provide a positive working environment and access to training which will help all members of our team develop their skills and experience to advance their careers.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and specification for more details or contact Adele Peacock for a discussion about the role.

Person Specification Qualification: Essential
  • Current professional registration with an approved professional body.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education
  • Where professionally appropriate, recognised signoff mentor Must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)
  • Postgraduate education in a relevant field
  • Leadership or management qualification
Skills: Essential
  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake lead professional / care co-ordinator responsibilities
  • Provide effective clinical supervision, teaching, training and assessing in clinical practice.
  • Write reports
  • Use multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
Experience: Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a care environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • Mentoring students on practice placement .
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Leadership or management experience
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community environment.

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