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Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-AG-CS-322-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Merrion House
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you passionate about young people, families and mental health? Do you enjoy working as part of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team? If so, we are delighted to announce that we are looking for a number of Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners here in Leeds!

We are keen to hear from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who are motivated and focused on delivering high quality patient care. Applicants will hold a postgraduate certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies and have experience of working with children and young people.
Our Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners deliver a range of brief evidenced-based psychological therapies. The post holder will work with children and young people with the principal objectives of providing assessment and intervention to treat mild to moderate anxiety and low mood. This will involve working in partnership with children, you ng people, families and relevant agencies. The post holder will require the ability to provide appropriate intervention in-line with NICE guidelines and utilise the relevant CYP-IAPT measures to ascertain the success of the intervention.
In return, we can provide you with a supportive environment to develop your skills. This includes receiving clinical supervision from experienced CAMHS clinicians and opportunities to attend CPD events in line with your area of interests. This is a service that works innovatively and adapts to change - for example we have recently explored video appointments as a result of Covid-19. This is a role with the opportunity to make your mark - whether this is in developing groups, using internet based therapies or promoting the service within LCH - we are excited to hear what you have got to offer!

The post holder will support the MindMate Single Point of Access (SPA) one day a week. MindMate SPA is a Leeds Community Healthcare hosted service that receives referrals for school age children and young people who need support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health. We receive referrals from professionals, families and young people by email, phone and online, and allocate them to the most appropriate service. The post will be based in a variety of community settings from Monday to Friday and there may be opportunity for home working at times.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Team Managers Lyndsay Hamilton on 07710 760 521/Kay Jefferies on 07957 379036.

If this job sounds like it suits you down to the ground, apply now!

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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