Wellbeing Practitioner (5618)

Derby, Derbyshire 
Salary Circa £20,100 per annum
12 months fixed-term contract, full-time, Mon – Fri - 37 hours per week, requires flexibility. (Regular evening work) 

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive 

The Role: 

This is a training role within the Children and Young People' Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The post-holders will work within Action for Children's Changing Lives Derby and Derbyshire Service as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high-quality, outcome-informed, focused, evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties. The training and service experience will equip the post holders with the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively within the wider services. The post holders will deliver sessions to children, young people and parents, both via 1-1 work and group work. 

The post holders will attend all university based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed curriculum and work in the service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills. The training is run by The University of Northampton. The successful candidates will attend university approximately 3-4 days per week for the first 2-3 months with this reducing to approximately 1-2 days after this. The successful candidates will need to be able to travel to the University of Northampton as required. It is currently predicted that 90% of the university taught days will be face to face in Northampton for this cohort. Travel costs from Derby will be covered if they are required. 


How will you make a difference? 


-By supporting and empowering children, young people and families to make informed choices through a variety of interventions. 

-By applying close case management and supervision, escalating cases where the level of need becomes beyond scope, or more severe ensuring adherence to other relevant elements of service delivery. 

-By providing a range of information and support for evidence based psychological treatments. 


What will you need?  


-Psychology or Health/Social Care/Youth related undergraduate degree is desirable but not essential. 

-Experience of working with children and/or young people. 

-Knowledge of safeguarding. 

-Knowledge and understand of the issues faced by young people with mild to moderate mental health problems. 

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

-Excellent organisational and self-management skills. 

-Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality. 

-Ability to be self-reflective in own personal and professional. 

-Ability to be flexible to the needs of the service, including regular evening work 

-Ability to travel to The University of Northampton and willingness to study, using car sharing arrangements with colleagues where this is most efficient. 


The way we work 
We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here. 

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here. 
For safe and happy childhoods 
At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK. 

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield @actionforchildren.org.uk 

Interviews will be held on Monday 2nd August and Tuesday 3rd August 2021
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. 
Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce. 

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Changing Lives (Derby / Derbyshire)
Revive Healthy Living Centre , 23 Roe Farm Lane, Chaddesden, Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, DE21 6ET
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    12 August 2021
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