An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Community Wellbeing Service within Young Somerset. In line with the governments drive to increase access to early intervention for mental health services, Young Somerset is commissioned by the Somerset CCG to deliver early intervention Wellbeing and Mental Health services across the county.

Applicants will need a Post-Graduate Certificate in CYP IAPT Low Intensity CBT.

We are currently working and delivering services virtually but aim to have a mix of digital and face to face work in the future. We welcome applications from suitably qualified practitioners.

As a Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) you will be fully qualified to assess and support children and young people (5 – 18 years old) with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, particularly relating to anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties. As a CWP you will be part of a wider team covering Somerset offering a range of low intensity interventions that are based on cognitive behavioural therapy and guided self-help.

At Young Somerset our CWPs work with a large number of children, young people and their families. Interventions are delivered via, online video link, telephone or face to face (when restrictions allow) either one to one or in groups.

As a qualified CWP you will liaise with a range of agencies including GPs, Education and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and will receive both clinical supervision and line management.

Please read the full job description before applying.

Salary: £24,819 

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent 

Start Date: As soon as possible

To apply, complete the application form and email to [email protected] 

For an informal discussion or more information please contact Lisa Farley Head of Community Wellbeing Services: [email protected] or Ruth Gavenlock Operations Manager Community Wellbeing Services: [email protected]

Due to the expected volume of applications, we will not be able to send you a personal response but only communicate with you if your application is successful.