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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 367-CAMHS-4145

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
99 Waverley Road, St Albans, AL3 5TL, St Albans
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Children's Well-being Practitioner (CWP) who wishes to join an exciting new school based service - Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs).

The post-holder will work within the newly formed HPFT Mental Health Support Team (MHST) based in St Albans. This is a 12 month fixed term post and will involve working alongside qualified and ‘in training’ Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs). The EMHP training has many similarities to the CWP course which the post-holder will have successfully completed. The new service will provide early interventions to children experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns in an educational setting. In summary the role requires the post holder to:

Provide interventions such as CBT based support, solution focussed work, guided self-help and group support to children and young people within an educational setting.

  • Enhance emotional wellbeing and to promote or build resilience in children and young people through educational workshops, assemblies and PSHE lessons.
  • Deliver psycho education and support to parents/carers and teachers.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade which may be required to enable effective and efficient running of the service.

The Mental Health Support Teams will run year round, providing support to young people during school holidays in addition to term time. The core hours will be Monday - Friday 9-5 but some work (facilitation of group work/workshops) may be required outside of these times

The post-holder will work with people of different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

This post affords opportunity for involvement in, and contribution to service development.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLauren BaileyJob titleMHST Programme ManagerEmail addresslaurenbailey@nhs.netTelephone number07967 007991Additional contact information

Lauren Bailey on 07967 007991 or at

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

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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