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Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£25,932 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Blaby, Oadby, Wigston & Harborough, Bassett Street, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE18 4PE 

Reference:CYP1888 

Closing date:28 June 2022 at midnight 


Children and Family Wellbeing Service is an early help service that focuses on whole family working.  We understand that children cannot be seen in isolation and that all of our practitioners need to understand the lived experience of every child we work with. 
 
We offer a range of services to children and their families and we are pleased to include a small team of Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs)  to support children and young people with low to medium level mental health difficulties.  As a CWP in a family service your role will be to work with children and young people to deliver a programme of support as well as understanding the wider family context and needs. Whilst your primary focus will be the child  you are working with you will also ensure parents and carers are provided with the tools they need to keep their child safe and well beyond the period of involvement.  You will work with the family to understand any additional issues they are experiencing, making onward referrals as needed for other family members or providing signposting and information.   You will also work closely with family support colleagues, co-working cases as appropriate.   Our CWPs also have opportunities to deliver group work programmes to both parents and children.   


 
JOB PURPOSE:
  • This is a role within Children and Families Wellbeing Service Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT)
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties 
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • A relevant level 3 qualification plus experience that clearly demonstrates the skills competencies and knowledge outlined below.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practice (Children & Young People) or Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practice (Children & Young People)
  • Experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties.
  • Knowledge of child and adolescentdevelopment and the role of the family in supporting children and young people’s emotional well-being.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the importance of using evidence-based interventions.
  • Knowledge of the issues relating to children and young people and the impact it can have upon mental health.
  • Knowledge of the regard for others and respect for individual rights autonomy and confidentiality 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills.
  • An ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Able to manage own caseload and time.
  • An ability to integrate training into practice
  • Computer literate.
  • An ability to be self-reflective in personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships
  • An ability to work under pressure 
  • To be able to travel to venues throughout the County using own transport
 
Interviews are due to take place w/c 4th July  
 
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity.
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
 
We welcome and encourage informal enquiries ahead of applications, please contact Trish Richardson on 07521 058602 
 
In addition, we would also like to offer the opportunity to meet virtually via Teams on the 24th June. This would give you the chance to find out more about the role itself and the wider service team. To receive an invite to the teams meeting, please email Trish.richardson@leics.gov.uk. We look forward in hearing from you.
 
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and familiesWe particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

  

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