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Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Landmark House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£31,401 - £37,936 pro rata for part time
Job term:
Full or Part Time
37 per week
Closing date:
04 January 2019 01:00 PM
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An exciting opportunity for practitioners with experience of working with children, young people and families to join a recently established team, which is part of local plans to transform services that support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all children and young people in Suffolk.

The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides a therapeutic response to children, young people, families and professionals over the phone or by other digital means, ensuring that all enquiries receive an appropriate offer of support, advice or guidance, with the aim of simplifying access to help.

We also have opportunities to join the Hub’s Urgent Response Team, which offers face-to-face support to children, families and young people in crisis. Please indicate your preference at interview.

If this is an area you are passionate about, we look forward to hearing from you. We are seeking an experienced and motivated practitioner who can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working with other agencies and disciplines, having the commitment and confidence to work positively and creatively to support the development of this new service.

Stakeholders, including young people and parents and carers who use our services, have set the following ambition for our workforce: “Ensure that you are kind and compassionate towards all children, young people and families, emphasising the need to give extra care and support for those presenting with mental health conditions and recognising that this group have their own care and support needs which differ from adult service users and their carers. Keep the needs of children, young people and families at the centre of your work, ensuring – where possible – that their voices are heard, all work is co-produced, and there is transparency and honesty instilled in all decisions made.”

Ideally you will have relevant experience with this client group or significant relevant transferable skills appropriate to this role. We are looking for individuals who possess a combination of professional skills in therapeutic engagement, evidence-based practice, clinical assessment and formulation, as well as a good working knowledge of child and family services.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work with a supportive multidisciplinary team, individual and group supervision and a service committed to on-going learning and practice development.

For further details or an informal discussion, please contact Siobhan Nundram, Emotional Wellbeing Hub Manager via email at: siobhan.nundram@nsft.nhs.uk or Steven Bush, Locality Manager at: steven.bush@nsft.nhs.uk

Interview dates: 10, 14 or 15 January 2019 at Landmark House, Ipswich.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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