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Children and Young Person Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners

Job Reference: 833-BS-CS-22-19

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
CAMHS/Mindmate SPA
£23,023 to £29,608 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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We are delighted to announce that we are looking for Children and Young Person Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners/Brief Intervention Practitioners for Leeds.

Applicants will hold a qualification as a Child Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, or a similar university-based qualification in a relevant field such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, counselling, Brief Interventions etc.

The successful post holders will deliver high-quality, brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will involve working in partnership with children, young people and families in the development of plans for the intervention and agreed outcomes, as well as supporting and empowering children, young people and families to make informed choices about intervention and therapeutic strategies. They will work alongside partner agencie s including schools, clusters and social care.

Key skills needed are an ability to triage/screen referrals, risk assessment and management, organisational and IT skills, ability to work under pressure, and exceptional engagement skills with young people and families. Use of outcome measures will be an integral part of the role by way of screening difficulties, tracking progress and collaboratively agreeing goals with young people and families. Clinical supervision and caseload management support will be provided by Leeds CAMHS clinicians, as well as opportunities to learn more about wider Leeds CAMHS and access internal mental health training. There are a number of exciting new projects in the upcoming months that successful applicants will be involved in implementing and utilising e.g. use of apps, self referral and online support.

The posts are currently based in the Leeds MindMate SPA at Merrion House in Leeds city centre.

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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 (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) 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.

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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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