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Children and Young Person Wellbeing Practitioner

Band 4

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Child and Young people
Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Posts available across three localities, NR6 5BE
£19,217 - £22,458 per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme funded by Health Education England and NHS England, and delivered by regional Learning Collaboratives of providers and HEIs across the country. It aims to improve existing children and young people’s mental health Services (CYP MHS) working in the community. NSFT are proud to be a part of the London & South East CYP IAPT collaborative.

This Child and Young Persons Psychological Well Being Practitioner training will benefit from being integrated fully within the NSFT CFYP service line and linked to the CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative, which brings a valuable organisational infrastructure. This exciting opportunity is part of a nationwide pilot offering training to become a Children and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. As part of our team you should work proactively, be enthusiastic, engaging and compassionate. We are proud to work in partnership across agencies, and you would also work closely with local partners in this role. You will work as part of a team who will ensure that you work to the best of your ability through regular supervision and training. We look forward to working with candidates who can take responsibility for applying their learning from the academic qualification and share this with the wider team to offer evidence-based; outcome focused brief interventions to children, families and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The training and service experience will equip the post holder with the necessary knowledge and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service.

The post-holder will attend regular training in London, enrolling on the Child and Young Persons Psychological Well Being Practitioner post-graduate certificate course offered by the University College London (UCL). The post holder will attend all university based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and work in the service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills.

Interviews are due to be held on the 2nd, 7th and 9th of March 2018, though please be advised this date is subject to change. 

Please note that during the one year training (commencing April 2018) this post is paid at agenda for change Band 4 with progression to Band 5 upon successful completion of training. Unsuccessful completion of training or withdrawals will result in termination of contract of this post. All applicants must be available to commence the course of study at the beginning of April.

In addition to the standard application, all applicants must also follow the link detailed in the UCL guidance part of the supplementary information document to make a parallel application University College London.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Tim Clarke -

01603 201400

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137