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Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust

Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

Job description

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust delivers the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Hampshire.
Within Hampshire we are currently growing our Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Workforce with the intention of aligning this provision with Primary Care teams across the county to provide direct mental health support.
This hugely exciting service development in Hampshire as this will be expanding the low intensity provision and the available support for children and young people whose mental health does not meet the threshold for Specialist Community CAMHS and it also enables for greater partnership working between CAMHS and Primary Care consider a whole community approach to mental health. 

Main duties of the job

To provide evidence based low intensity interventions for mild to moderate mental health problems to children and young people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
To work with the Early Help Service in the delivery of the stepped care pathway from referral to treatment incorporating telephone assessments, face to face assessment and intervention and the delivery of evidence-based low intensity interventions.
To undertake patient-centred assessments which identify problem areas and goals where the child or young person wishes to see change, and to accurately assessment of risk of harm.
To assist in the co-facilitation of skills workshops based on CBT principles. To contribute to the delivery of workshops and Mental Health Promotion projects within Primary and Secondary Schools.
To adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible.
To assess and integrate issues surrounding education into the overall therapy process. To deliver workshops and facilitate formal and informal training/education/consultation to all agencies involved with the emotional care social inclusion of children and young people.

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