Vacancy for Senior Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People

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

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