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Family Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Type

Fixed Term





£23,400 - £28,600

Posted Date

25 April 2024

Westbourne Centre in Rhyl

Closing Date

20 May 2024

The Young Person Wellbeing Practitioner will be based from the Westbourne Centre in Rhyl and will be practicing and supporting young person in local schools/community hubs and family homes. A digital offer will also be made available to the service users.

Summary of Service:

Young Person's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service.

Aim: To offer 1:1 and/or group support to young people to improve their emotional wellbeing through tailored support packages which is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure their voice is heard in the progress of their plan- to help them reach their desired outcomes.

Who is it for: Young People aged 12- up until their 18th Birthday (depending on assessed need)

Job purpose:

The post holder will directly support young people to positively manage emotional well-being issues.

Main Features of a PW1 post:

Job activities

• To meet with the young person and support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs on a regular and planned basis. An assessment of their needs will be required to help formulate a support plan.

• To facilitate communication and engagement with young people using a range of approaches.

• Attend Service meetings involving staff and young people.

• Liaise, mediate and advocate with other agencies, individuals and communities who are significant to the lives of young people.

• Encourage active participation of young people in the management, operations and development of the service.

• Work with young people, the Voice and Influence worker and the TM/CSM to facilitate young people presenting their views and ideas directly to help shape the development of the new service.

• Contribute to meeting and reporting on targets set by Families First.

Specific essential requirements:

Knowledge of other supportive emotional health and wellbeing services available to young people.

Knowledge of issues affecting young people and the systems which impact upon their lives (health, benefits, education, employment, housing).

Involvement in establishing and working with support networks for young people.

Involvement in designing and implementing group and individual programmes of work with vulnerable young people.

Skilled in communicating with young people.

A full, clean driving licence and the use of a car to meet the requirements of the post.

Be able to work flexible hours, including planned occasional evenings and weekends.

NB • Supervisory responsibility would be nil

For any further queries with regards to the above role please email

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.
Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

- 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.
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
- The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
- A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
- Service related sick pay from day 1
- Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
- Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
- Cycle2work scheme
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
- 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
- Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
- Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract
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.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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