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Jobs – Children Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Purpose: This is a training role within the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The post-holder will work within a CYP MHS as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high-quality; brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The training and service experience will equip the post holder with the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value-driven service.

The post holder will attend all university-based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and work in the service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills.

Hours of work – CWPs received an initial three days a week of University led training, with a further two days a week allocated to work within their service under close supervision. During the second term, this reduced to two days a week University training, with three days for CWPs to put their skills into practice within their service, supported by local supervisors and service development leads

Location – Redhill

Salary – £21,052/ equivalent to mid-point NHS Band 4

Annual Leave – Four weeks plus bank holidays. Holidays increase after two years service to a maximum of five weeks pro-rata after six years service. The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year. 

Benefits – The post holder will be entitled to free use of the YMCA East Surrey fitness centre in Redhill and half price YMCA childcare for dependents. There is free parking available at Hillbrook House. YMCA East Surrey also operates a Bike to Work Scheme.

Closing Date & Interviews: Closing date is 24 October 2018 at 17:00. Interviews are scheduled to be held at the start of November.

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