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Child Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

18 December 2023

Keighley

Closing Date

2 January 2024

As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

Job overview
This role is an exciting opportunity for a registered band 5 mental health professional (Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner) to work in a dynamic way across primary and secondary care to bring together mental health pathways and support the understanding of mental health within primary care. The role will provide holistic assessment of services users linking people into the community and VSCE resources as well as providing seamless transition into secondary care if it is needed.

The primary care mental health service is expanding and is a key component to our community mental health transformation. It is envisaged that the role will closely link to the community transformation of mental health and the core team that is being established to work with primary care networks.

The role will link to a specific primary care network and work closely with the practices aligned to that network. The successful candidate will be based in GP sites within the PCN during working hours. Role will also include remote working from home/Trust sites.

Closing- 2nd January 2024

Shortlisting- 5th January 2024

Interviewing- Afternoon of 25th and 26th January 2024


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. Collaboratively to work with the PCN/ GP and multi-disciplinary clinical team 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 young person and family centred assessments which identify problem areas and goals where the child or young person wishes to see change, and to conduct an accurate assessment of risk of harm. Additionally, to assist in the co-facilitation of skills workshops based on CBT principles and contribute to the delivery of mental health promotion projects within local communities. To support the development of a ‘Whole Community Approach’ to meeting the mental health needs of CYPs supporting the system to work together and be less reliant on referral into specialist provision. To ensure CYPs access the right support at the right time.


Working for our organisation
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners



We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please read the attached Job description and the person specification for more details about this role.

Person specification
Essential
Essential criteria

Meets experience required
Essential
Essential criteria

Appropriately registered or evidence in process of registering
Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high-quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Bradford has been awarded the coveted status of UK City of Culture 2025. The year is set to deliver more than 1000 new performances and events including 365 artist commissions, a series of major arts festivals as well as exciting national and international collaborations. Its themes will be rooted in the unique heritage and character of Bradford and will reveal the magic of the district that is held in its people, its ambition, and above all, its potential.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently underrepresented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups, but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

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