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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
30 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Senior Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CPWP) to join our teams in CAMHS Single Point of Access.

The Senior CPWP in the team will take leadership in assessing children and young people experiencing challenges with their emotional wellbeing.

Applicants should hold an IAPT qualification in Low Intensity interventions namely Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (PWP) . You will need to have experience of working with people with mental health problems along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are required to use your own initiative and work independently, as there may be some home working as well as your office base, whilst also being supported by a friendly team

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will be expected to provide screening/triage, and where appropriate assessment, for individuals at the first point of contact into CAMHS. Our team receives all the new referrals sent into service, so you are likely to be the first person from CAMHS that the family will speak to. You will be expected to undertake an initial triage assessment, making an accurate assessment of risk to self and others, escalating high and immediate risk to senior clinicians as required. As the service receives a wide variety of calls, with varying degrees of risk and mental health presentations, the post holder will be expected to offer signposting information to appropriate services and to facilitate referral to specialist services where appropriate. The post holder may offer Low Intensity Psychological Interventions, where appropriate and safe to do so, and so must have significant experience working within psychological models providing a range of information and support via evidence based low-intensity psychological treatments

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

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description Job responsibilities

This is a newly developed role

The successful candidate will work with the Single Point of Access and in the Getting Help Team.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

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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