Job Vacancy: Trainee Child Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

Salary: £20,000 to £24,500 a year

Contract: Fixed Term

Duration: 2 Years

Working Pattern: Full Time

A Time 4 You is a well-established Redcar based therapy and counselling service provider whose aim is to improve the lives of young people and families facing mental health difficulties. Do you wish to join our team? If so, we are currently recruiting two Full time Trainee Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) to start with our organisation in September 2021.

We are a counselling and therapy organisation involved in the transformation of local children’s mental health and wellbeing services. We deliver a range of services both in educational settings and within the local authority. We provide counselling or longer-term psychotherapy for Adults, Teenagers and Young people using a range of techniques and integrative models. Offering a safe and confidential space to express emotions and talk about their problems, our counsellors and therapists can help all clients to understand themselves, feel valued, develop self-esteem, and explore and manage their difficulties.

Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP’s) are specialist practitioners in assessing and treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety in children and young people. CWP’s are highly adaptable, working with children, young people and their families within traditional Child and Adolescent mental health services, local authorities, third sector charities and in schools. 

Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically for the role in partnership with Northumbria University. This post will be funded at NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) Band 4 level, gaining credits towards either a graduate or postgraduate level qualification (depending on level of previous academic study), there will also be an opportunity for employment on successful completion of training, with a starting salary projected to be based on the NHS AfC Band 5 scale.

To enable this, all applicants must demonstrate in their application the ability to work at degree level or have an equivalent level of relevant experience, with a proven record of previous learning or formal study in child development, wellbeing, or mental health. 

The training programme for this post is due to start in September/October 2021, is 12 months in duration and will consist of academic and supervised practice learning across mental health services. Delivery of the programme will be provided through a combination of taught days within the University, independent self-guided study days and experience gained in mental health services.

During training, the post-holder will work under supervision to gain experience enabling them to gain the level of competence required to deliver high quality, evidence-based early interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.

On successful completion of training, trainee CWPs will be equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, and capabilities to work as a qualified CWP as autonomous and responsible practitioners within their scope of practice. 

As this is a full-time training post, initially you will apply for the post, just as you would with any other job application, and then you will be expected to make a separate application to the university mentioned later in the recruitment and selection process. 

Please find attached the person specification, job description and application form. 

To apply for this post, please send your CV along with your completed application form to Laura Huller (Service Manager)

Closing date for applications: Monday July 12th 

Interviews will be taking place on: Tuesday July 20th and Wednesday July 21st