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CYP IAPT Senior Child Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic low intensity practitioner (Children's Wellbeing Practitioner or Educational Mental Health Practitioner) to join a new and exciting project to increase our services to CYP in BSW (Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire).

Under the 'Increasing Access' agenda from the Long Term Plan, we are looking to increase our provision of CWPs in our Getting Help service offering evidence based low intensity CBT interventions, both individually and as groups.

We want someone who is ready to progress into a more senior role (or someone who has already been doing this role) to offer supervision and support to the new CWP posts as well as work with a more senior colleague in shaping and developing the Low intensity provision across the service.

You must have obtained the relevant CWP qualification to apply.

Main duties of the job

Based in BaNES, the role will include offering supervision (attendance on the LI supervision course at the University of Reading will be offered for those without this qualification) and support to the CWPs working across the whole geographical area of BSW. There will also be an opportunity to continue clinical work focusing on more complex CWP cases and get involved in teaching and training across the area.

This is the role for you if you are ready for an opportunity to work in a creative and innovative way using your low intensity CBT skills. This is a unique opportunity to join a creative and innovative Multi-Disciplinary CAMHS team and organisation.

About us

With a big national focus on improving services for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, there has never been a better time to join Oxford Health CAMHS and make a positive difference to children and young people's life chances.

Oxford Health is one of the largest providers of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) nationally covering Wiltshire, Banes, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We provide an extensive range of CAMHS services from community treatment and clinic based therapies to inpatient care.

You will have the opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to our exciting service modernisation and redesign that is based on the i-Thrive model, ensuring children and young people get the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from individuals with the right skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a very supportive team. Clinical supervision and professional development are priorities for the service.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

This role within CAMHS aims to develop the Low Intensity CBT offer within the Getting Help part of our services. It represents an opportunity for clinicians who have knowledge and experience in using evidence-based low intensity interventions to develop their careers, and support the development of this new, exciting service for young people and their families.

The post-holder will supervise, develop, and support graduate and trainee CWPs to provide guided self-help, low intensity, brief, evidence-based CBT and to deliver groups and training where appropriate. The post-holder will work closely with senior colleagues to screen and triage all referrals. The role will also involve highlighting areas of need within the teams and helping to develop the service and create quality improvement plans supported by, and in conjunction with, senior colleagues. The post holder will also hold a small caseload in agreement with their supervisor and in line with their clinical skills.

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised qualification in CBT informed evidenced based therapeutic intervention for children/young people and their families
  • A professional mental health qualification and registration e.g., RMN, Social Work Degree or equivalent, BSc/Diploma in OT etc. OR Post graduate CBT or LI CBT qualification, e.g., CWP, EMHP or PWP
  • Psychology or other health related post graduate degree
Experience Essential
  • Working with children/young people presenting with a range of moderate mental health presentations
  • Working within a community mental health setting.
  • Experience of delivering model based psychological therapy e.g., CBT
Skills Essential
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to engage with children/young people of all ages experiencing a wide range of mental health presentations
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of professionals from various settings.
  • Able to recognise potential difficulties and participate in finding solutions
  • Able to plan creatively to maximise effectiveness of care plans, including complex multi-agency care plans
  • Excellent clinical assessment skills.

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