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Emotion Regulation and Resilience Practitioner- West Essex

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Job Introduction

The Emotion Regulation and Resilience Practitioner within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a key member of the team responsible for providing support and interventions to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural challenges.

This role also involves skill-building work with parents around co-regulation to enhance family dynamics. The postholders expertise will contribute to helping individuals and their families build emotional resilience and improve their overall well-being.

The Service runs between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday. We require availability of 2 late shifts per week & this includes working some Saturdays.

Main Responsibility

HCRG Care Group are commissioned to provide a range of children, young people and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery, which includes our CAMHS service.

  • Individual and Group Support: Provide one-on-one and group support to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural challenges to develop emotion regulation and resilience skills.
  • Parental Skill Building: Conduct sessions with parents to teach co-regulation strategies, enhancing their ability to support their children's emotional well-being.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the wider Getting Help team to ensure coordinated care and intervention strategies.
  • Positive Environment: Engage the system around the child or young person to foster a positive and supportive atmosphere within CAMHS to promote the well-being of children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Skills Development: Assist clients in developing self-regulation and conflict resolution skills, empowering them to manage their emotions effectively.
  • Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess and evaluate client progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of client interactions, assessments, and interventions in compliance with CAMHS guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Family Engagement: Encourage open communication and collaboration with parents and guardians to ensure a holistic and family-centred approach to care.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges, ideally within a therapeutic or behavior management setting.
  • Qualifications: Minimum of a level 4 qualification in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, counseling, social work).
  • Co-Regulation Expertise: Knowledge of co-regulation techniques and strategies for working with parents to enhance family dynamics.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with children, adolescents, parents, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  • Empathy and Passion: Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care.


  • This role requires flexibility in working hours to accommodate the availability of young clients and their families and will involve evening and weekend activities
  • The work primarily takes place in a clinical or office setting, and the support worker will often interact directly with CYP and their families

Driving License: A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle for travel to different locations, including schools and partner organiations

For more information please contact Angela Mooney at

Package Description

As an Emotion Regulation and Resilience Practitioner you will be part of our valued team in Essex, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • £25,200.00 salary with group pension 
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission


About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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