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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner For Children & Young People

Employer: Achieving for Children

  • Reference: AFC000103-1709
  • Published on: Wed 06/09/2017 12:44 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Contract
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week • Maternity Cover.
  • Salary: £24,079 – £27,419 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Achieving for Children

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

We are looking for a Wellbeing Practitioner to join our team based in Maidenhead at a time of exciting and positive change. As a Wellbeing Practitioner you will be part of a community-based project, working across a range of schools within the local authority, to offer support around reducing stigma and building good emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have a qualification and experience in using evidence-based CBT approaches.

As a Wellbeing Practitioner for Achieving for Children you will be an integral part of Children’s Services, delivering high quality services to schools, child/young person and their families. In addition, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Psychology, Wellbeing & School Support Service through working with a range of schools, and other agencies/services, including direct liaison with CAMHS.
  • Prompt and early assessments of children and young people who are exhibiting emotional, behavioural and or emergent mental health difficulties to identify appropriate services and interventions.
  • Working in partnership with young person and their family to ensure the chosen option meets their needs.
  • Planning and delivering a range of evidenced-based interventions to individual children and/or groups. Across the team this includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, specialist parenting groups (e.g. ADHD), systemic family practice.
  • Working closely with schools to provide low intensity interventions and support to pupils with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
  • Contributing to the planning and delivery of training to schools to promote mental health & emotional wellbeing of children, families and the school community.

To be a Psychology and Wellbeing Practitioner for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

For applicants with enhanced qualifications and experience there may be scope for flexibility.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Rebecca Askew, Senior Educational Psychologist – Wellbeing on 01628 796688 for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children has the responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding children young people and vulnerable adults and for ensuring that they are protected
from harm. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS.

Closing date: 17 September 2017
Interviews: 29 September 2017

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