The role of the Psychological Well Being Practitioner is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for the young people at KEY. This is a new role and will provide the person appointed an exciting opportunity of launching and developing the service. We are seeking an experienced practitioner who can promote positive mental health coping strategies and the overall wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers, through various practices that ultimately empower people to take control of their own mental health and wellbeing
37 hours a week; day with some evening and weekend work.
Plus, employer's pension contribution 5%, employees’ contribution 5%.
Contract for 24 months (extesnion subject to continued funding)
The ideal candidate will:
- Successfully completed academic course of study in line with CYP IAPT Low Intensity National Programme and will be qualified as a PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner).
- Have a background of working with young people who have experienced mental health problems.
- Ability to Implement NICE guidance for Step 2 Interventions for mental health problems.
- Have excellent verbal and written skills
- Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of anxiety and depressive disorders and how they may present in young people
- Demonstrate an understanding for the need to use evidence based psychological therapies and how it relates to the post
- Passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people
- Ability to be self reflective whilst working with service users, in own personal and professional development and in supervision.
- Have a full drivers license and access to a vehicle