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Qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP or EWP)

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum Incl. HCAs
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and creative Children and Young Person's Wellbeing Practitioner's (CWP) to join our teams in Lewisham CAMHS.

This CWP role supports the government's priority of increasing access to and availability of mental health and well-being support for children and young people. The post holder will demonstrate an active interest in early intervention, prevention and promotion, clinical work in community settings, collaborative practice and be skilled in delivering low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be joining one of our CWP teams. As a Trust we are committed to ensuring equality in access for our young people and their families. CWP teams provide Early Intervention, Prevention and Promotion working in partnership with Primary Care and Community Providers to provide support for mild to moderate difficulties using evidence based guided self-help interventions to both parents and young people. In addition to the low intensity face to face manualised interventions, the post holder will provide psycho education, specific groups, signposting of more complex cases, adopting a community approach to mental health and wellbeing. Our teams are embedded within the Tier 2 CAMHS service from which they accept referrals.

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Team consists of a Service Lead, a CAMHS clinical specialist, qualified CWPs and trainees. All our team benefit from a friendly and nurturing local CAMHS team, where there are good training opportunities with a supportive leadership team. With good links to local social care, education, and voluntary services as well as National and Specialist CAMHS and our teaching and research colleagues within KCL. All our SLaM boroughs have ethnically diverse communities and applicants will have an interest in and understanding of diversity issues and how they link to mental health in children and young people.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

Job description Job responsibilities

The post-holder will work within SLaMs CWP programme, providing high volume low intensity interventions, consisting of a range of Guided Self Help (GSH) self-management courses to Children and Young People (and their families) experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression and/or challenging behaviour. The post-holder will carry out online and face to face assessments and guided self-help interventions that takes place in the community. There will be opportunities to pursue special interests including workshops and groups.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Qualification from CWP training course (e.g. Post Graduate Certificate) or Trainee CWP approaching the end of their training.
  • Psychology or other health related undergraduate degree.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in a CWP site
  • Evidence of working with children and young people who have experienced a mental health problem.
  • Experience working in a service which has agreed targets in place demonstrating clinical outcomes
  • Evidence of working in the local community.
Skills Essential
  • Skills in enabling Guided Self-Help interventions
  • Received training (either formal or through experience) and carried out risk assessments within scope of practice.
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and time. and to work under pressure.
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the need to use evidence based psychological models and how it relates to this post.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of anxiety, depression and challenging behaviour and how it may present in universal services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of guided self-help interventions for anxiety, depression and challenging behaviour
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding work and the impact it can have on mental health.

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