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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner

Job description

This new position is an exciting innovative post for a Children and Young People’s Well-Being Practitioner (CYWP), to work within the East Warrington Primary care network (PCN) to support children and young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
The East Warrington PCN provides primary care services across three GP practices.

  • Birchwood Medical Centre
  • Fearnhead Cross Medical Centre
  • Padgate Medical Centre
    Mental health is as important to Childrens and Young People safety and wellbeing as their physical health. It can impact on all aspects of their life, including their educational attainment, relationships, and physical wellbeing
    You will work alongside a Children’s Care Co-Ordinator, a Senior Nurse Mental Health Practitioner, a Health and Wellbeing Coach and a Social Prescribing Link Worker. The role requires collaborative working within the East Warrington Primary Care Network clinical teams and mental health services to shape, design and deliver an excellent holistic service for our children and young people.
    The successful Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner will provide Mental Health Assessment, inclusive of Risk assessment and Safety planning, person centred Care planning and low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy informed interventions to the Children and Young people referred to the service.

    Main duties of the job

    As a Children & Young People Wellbeing Practitioner (CYPWP), the post holder will provide high standards of evidence based client centred care to children and young people with mental health [CYPMH] problems within the THRIVE Framework for service delivery. 
    The post holder will be expected to provide assessment and low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions to children and young people and their families / carers referred into the service. 
    As the post is identified within the CYPMH strategy, it is expected the role will continue to develop in line with national and local initiatives.
    The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users’ and their carers. 

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