Join our team to help us care and campaign for people with disfigurements to their face and body

Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone who has a medical condition, mark or scar that makes them look different. We are there for people at the key moments in their lives, whether that’s starting school, going for an interview, during their medical journey, or if they experience bullying or harassment.

Changing Faces is all about building strong, resilient, confident people with the same ambitions and aspirations as any other person, regardless of how they look. We won’t stop until people with visible differences have the confidence, support and respect to lead the lives they choose.

In order to carry out our work we have an extremely dedicated and talented team of professional staff based in London, Yorkshire & the Humber, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

Please see below our current vacancies:

Senior Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People

Changing Faces is seeking an innovative, qualified wellbeing practitioner for children and young people (CYP) with visible difference and their families, across the UK. They will take the professional lead on the review, development, set-up and evaluation of the Changing Faces Wellbeing Service Model for children and young people (CYP) and their families, in line with current market solutions / services, evidenced-based approaches, standardised assessments and outcome measures.

Through practice with clients, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing a competency-based model to provide effective 1-1 wellbeing support to children and young people affected by visible difference and their families. They will also build awareness and reach of the service, and develop digital products.

The candidate must be experienced in supporting the wellbeing and psychosocial needs of children and young people, and their families, either in a visible difference or a relevant health / social care setting. We are looking for experience in: project management and review in a service setting; 1-1 counselling support; facilitating groups; and developing and delivering digital products to CYP.

The main purpose of the role is:

  • To lead on the development of the Changing Faces Wellbeing Service Model for children and young people with visible difference and their families, and developing associated products, including digital products;
  • Delivering and developing, through practice, a competency-based model to provide effective 1-1 wellbeing support to children and young people affected by visible difference.

You will have:

  • Proven experience of working on an in-depth project to review, develop, set-up and evaluate a wellbeing service model to support the primary mental health needs of children and young people, and their families;
  • A current, recognised health / social care / psychology / psychotherapy or counselling qualification (with appropriate professional registration), with at least two years’ post-qualification experience in health or social care;
  • Experience of working to support the mental health of children, young people and their families in an education, health or social care setting, conducting 1-1 counselling and group psychosocial support, via a variety of channels e.g. face to face, phone, video call, web chat and other digital channels;
  • Strong organisational skills with experience of autonomous management of a client case load, including thoroughly preparing for weekly supervision and keeping all clinical notes up-to-date;
  • Experience of working with clients with complex body image or health concerns;
  • Knowledge and experience of using short-term approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and related techniques;
  • An understanding of the service needs of CYP and parents, in both a 1-1, group and online context, with specific understanding of digital delivery of services to CYP.

Location: London

Salary: £34,035.83 per annum

Contract: Full-time (37 hours per week), fixed-term of two years

Advert closes: 9am on Monday 27 January 2020

To apply, please download the following:

We look forward to receiving your application.

Skin Camouflage Volunteers

Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult. We provide advice and
support, we challenge discrimination, and we campaign for a world that respects difference.

We are looking for volunteers to join our Skin Camouflage Service in Birmingham, Leeds, and Nottingham, to help grow and develop the service in these key areas.

You will receive full RCN-accredited training, mentoring with an experienced practitioner, and ongoing support from our central London office, as well as the opportunity to participate in personal development opportunities.

This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of people affected by visible difference.
First, please read through our role profile below before emailing us on skincam@changingfaces.org.uk or calling 0300 012 0276. We’ll be happy to talk you through the application form, or answer any questions you may have.

Skin Camouflage Practitioner Role Profile