Child Wellbeing Practitioner – Trainee 71658 CHJE (2)
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk, GB
4d ago

37 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Children’s Services Intensive and Specialist Support Service as a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee.

These intensive training posts will equip you to provide interventions based on Child and Young Persons Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) care principles.

  • During the year-long training period, you will be using your newly developed skills to deliver low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions for children and young people, including behavioural treatments for anxiety;
  • guided parent-led self-help and behavioural activation for depression. You will receive clinical supervision relevant to your training and have opportunities to work with fellow CWP’s as well as other members of the Norfolk Children’s Services multi-disciplinary Intensive and Specialist Support Service.

    As a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner Trainee, you will be working with children and families who are receiving support from Norfolk Children’s Services through a Family Support, Child in Need or Child Protection Plan and you will be expected to play an active role in safeguarding vulnerable children and young people.

    To be eligible for the role, you will need a minimum of a second-class bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject such as psychology, social work, youth work, etc.

    or another relevant subject.

    This is a training position, and to be considered and shortlisted, you will need to apply for both the Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner trainee role in Norfolk Children’s Services and the University College London (UCL) Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice at the same time.

    For more information about the course and minimum entry criteria, please see the course page :

    https : / / www.ucl.ac.uk / prospective-students / graduate / taught-degrees / child-young-persons-psychological-wellbeing-practice-pg-cert

    Please complete your university application using the UCL University Application Guidance supplied, the deadline for the university application is 25 November 2021 .

    Attendance on the course will be for up to three days per week and will be a blended mix of online learning, attendance at the university campus in London and assignments.

    You will need to be prepared to travel to London whilst training as well as independently travelling across Norfolk to work face to face with children and families in their homes and attend relevant children and family safeguarding meetings.

    On successful completion of the Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice Post Graduate Certificate and accreditation with the British Psychological Society, you will automatically progress to the permanent Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner role within Norfolk Children’s Services and your salary will increase to Scale H.

    If you do not gain the PG Certificate and appropriate accreditation within 18 months of starting your employment, you will be eligible for redeployment to an alternative Norfolk County Council role, or your employment may be terminated.

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