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Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner- West Essex

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have a fantastic opportunity within our SET CAMHS Team (part of Targeted and System support services Essex) for an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to make a real difference in our community.

At HCRG Care Group we believe our employees know best about the work they do. In this role you will be encouraged to innovate and use different approaches that are best for the children and young people that you are working closely with.

The role also offers a great work life balance, overseeing the management of your own diary. Full time and part time hours are available within the hours of 8am till 8pm and you must be able to be flexible from Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday work.


Main Responsibility

  • Hold a caseload of clients, delivering goal-based interventions to support their wellbeing
  • To prevent more serious mental health problems in children and young people by early identification of the development of mental health problems in children and young people
  •  Plan, deliver and review individual and group therapeutic interventions for specific patients.
  • To routinely measure clinical outcomes and deliver evidence-based clinical intervention.
  • Providing a direct service to children and young people and their families, in an accessible and less stigmatising environment, based on the best available research evidence, within clinical governance
  • Oversee the development of Wellbeing Coaches and other practitioners within the service

The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology) AND/OR a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, social work) from a UK university of overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standards OR Qualified Wellbeing Practitioner; Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), Children’s wellbeing Practitioner (CWP), Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) or other CYP IAPT therapy training.
  • Further professional knowledge and skill sgained through accredredited CPD courses/workshops/study/in-house training 
  • 2 years experience in relevant area of mental health practice 
  • Assessment, planning, formulation and evaluation of patient’s psychological difficulties
  • Good understanding and experience of using Routine Outcome Measures
  • Application of Evidenced based psychological therapies relevant to the clinical service
  • Knowledge and direct clinical experience of adapting interventions and delivering them to CYP
  • Experience of delivering and managing clinical risk
  • Understanding of child development and psychosocial influences
  • Experience of delivering Low Intensity/Psycho-educational interventions to groups of CYP and/or parents/caregivers
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and skills in effective communication, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Ability to work autonomously but recognising the philosophy of effective integrated working
  • Ability to use Word, Power Point, Email, Excel (or similar spread sheet or database package) and SystmOne
  • Motivate and enthuse others to change by developing clinical practice
  • Experience of developing effective relationships and networks across health, social care and the voluntary and community sector.

Access to a car and full driving licence is essential requirement for this role.



Package Description

As an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner, you’ll be part of our valued team within our Essex Child and Family wellbeing services receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Starting salary of £27,500, spot salary with AFC terms 
  • Regular reflective case review and support
  • Clear progression and development opportunities
  • Free accredited training
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday 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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