Hampshire CAMHS serves children and young people aged 0-18yrs. We are an established CYP-IAPT service within Hampshire CAMHS that works closely with The University of Reading and together with them we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, people who want to develop a career in Children and Young People’s Mental Health. This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a national service transformation programme that will add real value to young people’s lives, as well as your own.

As a Trainee Children's Wellbeing Practitioner, we’ll give you the opportunity to make a real difference; as you learn how to provide treatments and interventions that help young people overcome their mild to moderate mental health difficulties Trainees will work within our CAMH services in Hampshire delivering evidence-based interventions whilst undertaking a programme of training at the University of Reading. Ongoing employment and band progression will be dependent on successful completion of the university course and availability of qualified vacancies.

Applicants must be able to start in the post on the 3rdJanuary 2023

As well as taking part in a dedicated training programme at the University of Reading, the remainder of your week will be spent working in our committed and innovative CAMH service. By the end of your training, you’ll have the skills, as well as the confidence, to provide a range of cognitive behavioural informed interventions to help young people improve their well-being and overcome their common mental health problems.

On a day–to–day basis, this will include accepting referrals via agreed protocols and supporting those in the self–management of their recovery. You will also provide telephone–based assessments and treatments, conduct group workshops and face to face assessments, give guided self–help support to children and young people and contribute to the wider delivery of our services in the community.

We are looking for very able graduates in psychology or graduates from a range of other disciplines who are genuinely interested in helping young people, and possess a deep level of empathy, understanding and patience. You will need outstanding telephone and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work well in a team. You will be prepared to study for a postgraduate qualification, and be inspired by the transformation agenda for children and young people’s mental health services. (Reading University also offers a level 6 graduate diploma programme for those that do not have a degree).

In return, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career with us.

Beyond the professional advantages of this role, you will have the benefit of living and working in an attractive part of the country with opportunities throughout Hampshire.

Applicants for these posts do not require a recognised professional qualification in mental health although previous training/experience in mental health is an advantage as well as experience of working with children and young people.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a CYP-IAPT service that invests in the development of its team members to deliver the best outcomes for people within our community.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

Person specification

  • Experience of working with children and/or young people
  • Ability to evaluate and put in place the effect of training
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone skills and use of internet mediated communication
  • Able to develop good therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to develop good professional relationships with colleagues inside and beyond child and adolescent mental health services
  • Responsive to and willing to ask for feedback and supervision
  • Car driver and/or ability and willingness to travel to locations throughout the organisation
  • Evidence of ability to study successfully at undergraduate level or the equivalent

Job Location : Winchester
Company : Sussex Partnership Nhs Foundationtrust
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Contact : Winchester Sussex Partnership Nhs Foundationtrust Contact Number

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