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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/04/2021.

Qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 334-CHI-3048211

Employer:
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Child & Adolescent Mental Heath Services
Location:
Lambeth CAMHS, 35 Black Prince Road, Kennington, London, SE11 6JJ, Lambeth
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum plus Inner London HCAS

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We deliver specialist services in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

We are committed to providing high quality and specialist care to our service users and we are recognised for the care and treatment we provide. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users, where our Trust values and our promise to be caring, kind, polite, prompt, honest, listen and do what I say I’m going to do, is at the heart of everything we do. When you join us, you’ll be part of something special.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and creative Children and Young Person’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) to join Lambeth Child & Adolescent Mental Heath Services (CAMHS).

The post holder would sit within the Spring Team in Lambeth CAMHS. The Lambeth Schools Wellbeing Team consists of a Clinical Psychologist (Service Lead), a Specialist CAMHS Practitioner and 4 CWPs. This is an exciting and recently formed team that are now established in specific schools and provide support for mild to moderate difficulties using evidence based guided self-help interventions to both parents and young people. In addition to the low intensity face to face manualised interventions, the team will provide psycho education, specific groups, signposting of more complex cases, and support the schools in their whole school approach to mental health.

This CWP role supports the government's priority of increasing access to and availability of mental health and well-being support for children and young people. The post holder will demonstrate an active interest in early intervention, clinical work in educational settings, collaborative practice and be skilled in delivering low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions.

The Wellbeing Schools Team is part of a friendly and nurturing local CAMHS team, where there are good training opportunities with a supportive leadership team. Lambeth CAMHS has good links to local social care, education, and voluntary services as well as National and Specialist CAMHS and our teaching and research colleagues within KCL. Lambeth is an inner city, ethnically diverse community and applicants will have an interest in and understanding of diversity issues and how they link to mental health in children and young people.

About the location:

Our Trust headquarters is located at Denmark Hill less than 5 minutes from the train station (zone 2). Lambeth CAMHS is based at Black Prince Road, SE11 6JJ. This post will be based out of primary and secondary schools across the borough of Lambeth.

 

Benefits:

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

 

Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants

 

We look forward to receiving your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Julia Dabrowski (Senior Clinical Psychologist) on Julia.dabrowski@slam.nhs.uk

or

Laura Meier (Senior CAMHS Practitioner) on laura.meier@slam.nhs.uk





The Trust is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and that promote equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident Employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community and people of all protected characteristics. We provide reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability and are committed to treating people fairly with compassion, respect and dignity and in promoting equality and human rights. We aim to put this commitment into practice by:

  • Embedding our commitment to tackling inequality, eliminating discrimination and harassment; promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relations in our everyday practice
  • Ensuring that all our services and all staff understand and support our commitment
  • We believe that people who use our services, their carers and our staff, should be treated with compassion, respect and dignity

Please note:

  • That all applications for this post will need to be made online
  • That you read and understand the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role. Your Statement in Support should reflect the requirements specified as your application will be judged against these criteria
  • That the closing date listed is a guide only and that the vacancy may close earlier should sufficient number of applicants have been received. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible
  • That once you have submitted your application you agree to your application being transferred to a 3rd party e-recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs
  • That should you not have heard from us within three weeks from the closing date your application has not successful
  • That priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees
  • That we are a smoke-free Trust
  • SLaM is a Stonewall Diversity Champion , Stonewall is the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) rights charity in Europe’


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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