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Assessing Practitioner Therapist

Job Type

Fixed Term





£24,723 - £34,095

Posted Date

5 September 2022


Closing Date

22 September 2022

We are looking for an Assessing Practitioner Therapist to join our team.

Project Worker 2 – Family Wellbeing Service - Assessing Practitioner Therapist

The Cardiff Family Wellbeing Service is a Welsh Government, Family First funded service providing therapeutic support to Children, Young People and their Families, with an identified need for intensive support in relation to emotional, mental health and wellbeing but below the level where they would be entitled to specialist health services and/or statutory care and support.

About the Role

As the service lead assessor you will work alongside service management and the clinical Lead, reporting to the Children's Service Manager and be required to:

Assess the emotional and mental wellbeing needs of children, young people and their families.
Support the development of therapeutic support plans to respond to the needs identified.
Evaluate intervention outcomes with individuals and families, selecting appropriately validated measures.
Support case , ensuring effective arrangements are in place for families to receive timely support.
Support the staff team to develop and implement holistic therapeutic programmes for individuals, families and groups as well as ensuring safe practice by providing advice, consultation and education to other staff within the service.
Provide bespoke learning sessions for referring agencies and partners.
Provide therapeutic family sessions in appropriate community settings according to need and participate in meetings and reviews for families with complex needs.
Work with the management team to ensure that the service is delivered within the requirements of the commissioning contract
Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the service and to support the collation of service data.
To maintain registration and accreditation of core professional body, fulfil clinical supervision requirements for role and attend mandatory training courses in line with Barnardo's policy

You will have (essential criteria):

Professional qualification in a core health / social profession and be registered with their professional body, e.g. first level mental health nurse (RMN), psychology degree
Substantial relevant experience of therapeutic work with children, young people and families and therefore a good understanding of the factors impacting on vulnerable children and young people and families (disadvantage, poverty, disability, , loss, trauma and substance misuse as well as parental conflict and domestic abuse)
Experience of the planning, delivery and evaluation of creative/therapeutic work in statutory and voluntary services including schools and community settings
Knowledge of current practice and legislation alongside experience of dealing with and exploring ethical practice issues in line with BACP guidelines
Experience of applying safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures.
Experience of supervising staff, volunteers or students and leading a team.

Additional Information

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

This post is a permanent position , subject to funding - 31st March 2023 with the potential on a further year.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

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