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Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-RD-CS-74-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Mind Mate SPA
Leeds City College- Park Lane Campus
£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.

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This role is based in the MindMate Support Team (MMST), the early intervention in mental health service in Leeds. The Children's Psychological Wellbeing service works within MMST, alongside colleagues from a variety of backgrounds such as, Education Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Practitioners, and a Psychologist.

We are looking for a qualified Children's Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (CPWP) to join the team in supporting children and young people with mild to moderate emotional wellbeing needs, and their families. Our CPWP's deliver a range of brief, low intensity Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based interventions which involve working in partnership with children, young people, families and relevant agencies and utilizing the relevant CYP-IAPT Measures to monitor and evaluate outcomes for children and young people. This post will be based in a variety of community settings across the city of Leeds.

As a CPWP, you will hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies and have experience of working with children and young people, and their families. You will complete assessments and interventions with children, young people, and their families to promote positive emotional wellbeing and to support them in achieving positive change. You will use relevant outcome measures to monitor and evaluate progress, and outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in team meetings, case discussions and team development. We will provide you with regular clinical supervision and caseload management, as well as opportunities to access relevant CPD to develop your skills and knowledge around supporting children and young people's emotional wellbeing.

If you're getting excited just reading this, go ahead and apply.

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.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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