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Children and Young People Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

Band 4

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 4
Contract
1 year fixed-term
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-SS3302
Site
SS CWP Pilot
Town
LONDON
Salary
£23,609 to £27,220 pa inc HCA
Closing
Today at 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


 

Children and Young People Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners x 3

Salary: NHS Band 4: 23,375  26,950 inclusive of Inner London high cost area supplement

37.5 hours per week inclusive of training days

12 Months Fixed Term Contract

The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton.  In Tower Hamlets the Trust provides high standard mental health services for children and young people based on strong partnerships with the Boroughs education and social care services, community health services and voluntary/third sector agencies.  Since 2012, one exciting area for ELFT in Tower Hamlets is our partnership with Docklands Outreach and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to deliver the Children & Young Peoples Improving Access for Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme.

As part of the CYP IAPT Partnership, ELFT is seeking to recruit three Children and Young People Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) training posts. The post holders will work within CAMHS as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assess and deliver, under supervision outcome focused, evidence-based interventions to children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

2.  Working in partnership, support children, young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties and their families in the self-management of presenting difficulties.

3. Work in partnership with children, young people and families in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes.

CWPs will undertake a certificate level training for 1 year, beginning in April 2018. The training and service experience will equip the post holders with the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service.

Applicants should be aware that they need a Psychology or other health, social care, youth related undergraduate degree. They should also have experience of working with children and young people with mental health difficulties. Local knowledge of Tower Hamlets and its diverse range of cultures and ethnic groups is desirable.

 Applicants should be aware that they would need to make a course application to Kings College London at the same time as  applying to ELFT.  Please see KCL Application Guidance for information on how to apply, documents attached.  Alternatively, please email Yvonne.somerville@nhs.net.
Closing date for application is Sunday 18th February 2018 or when the number of applications reaches 30.

Provisional interview dates: Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March 2018

These posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Checks

Closing date: 18th February 2018

Interview date: 1st March 2018

 

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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