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Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type



North West




Posted Date

25 June 2024


Closing Date

21 July 2024

Barnardo's are recruiting staff, so if you are you ready for a new challenge and are passionate about working with children and young people to support their emotional wellbeing, you might be just who we are looking for.

The Service:

The service will support the children and young people in Lancashire and South Cumbria to grow up with healthy minds, feel confident and resilient and fulfil their potential. As part of the THRIVE ‘Getting Help' model Barnardo's will provide therapeutic one to one, group work and counselling support in the community.

The Service will have a number of bases across the area , however this role will be based in Blackpool.

We are looking for people who are passionate about:

Children's and Young people's emotional health and wellbeing
Improving outcomes for children and young people

The Role:

The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team - Practitioner

You will offer both 1:1 wellbeing sessions and therapeutic group work covering emotional literacy and emotional regulation.

Successful candidates must:

- Be experienced in delivering direct emotional support to children and young people on a one-to-one basis and in a group setting.
- have a caring and approachable manner that supports children and young people to establish safe and trusting relationships.
- have an awareness of emotional challenges and how these impact the lives of children and young people.
- have a knowledge of child and adolescent development and the role of the family in supporting children and young people's emotional well-being.
- understand the specific trends and issues that are currently impacting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
- have comprehensive understanding of children's safeguarding.
- need to be adaptable and deliver support via multiple methods; face to face, telephone or video call.
- Have case management experience and a clear understanding of the requirement for professional and accurate case notes.
- It would be beneficial to have access to a car due to the regular travel required in this role.

Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to continued funding and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement.

Additional Information:

You must demonstrate in your application that you currently use the skills outlined above, and in the Job Description/Person Specifications, or have used them previously in employment, education, training, volunteering etc. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Need more information?

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Emma Rodgers at

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