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Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer
Worcestershire Children First
Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£32,076 to £33,945 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Reference
REC#47042

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Psychological services
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Title: Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
Salary: £32,076 to £33,945 per annum
37 Hours per Week
Location:
County Hall, Worcester
Fixed Term till May 2025
 

The Role
Worcestershire Family Safeguarding Service is a small and highly specialist team trained in delivering interventions to parents/carers, working alongside social workers to keep children safe. WFS is an innovative service providing a new way of working, contributing to our vision to support and value family life whilst empowering parents to care for their own children well.

The aim is to support social workers in tackling the trio of vulnerabilities (domestic abuse, mental illness and substance use) through a multi-disciplinary team that works with the adults in the family, enabling social workers to focus more on the children. It incorporates principles used in Family Safeguarding to support our workforce to have the tools needed to do the very best job.

The service works in partnership with families to address challenges and risk factors through a multi-disciplinary approach. The service builds on the strength-based approach already modelled in Signs of Safety; recognising the need to work from a trauma informed perspective, proactively engaging parents through motivational interviewing and specialist intervention.

The team
WFS brings together domestic abuse survivor practitioners from Women’s Aid, domestic abuse perpetrator practitioners and substance use recovery workers from Cranstoun, and emotional health and wellbeing practitioners from Worcestershire Children First, in a co-located service offering countywide support, managed by a qualified children’s social work team manager, and supported by a dedicated Business Support Officer.

The role
We are recruiting an Emotional Health and Well-Being Practitioner to work within the Worcestershire Family Safeguarding Service providing evidence-based mental health and psychological interventions to adults. This will predominately be based around Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to promote emotional health and well-being. 

The post-holder will work in partnership with social workers to promote the welfare of children and young people with a clear remit of keeping families together where safe and appropriate to do so.

For further information, please contact Jodie Rogers, Team Manager, at jrogers3@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk. 
 

Benefits
You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

 

How to Apply
Application forms are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your application form to Recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

Application Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: Tuesday 13th August 2024

 

 

 

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