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Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner

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Job Introduction

Childrens Wellbeing Practitioner
Up to £32,200

This is an exciting time to join A Wilderness Way as we are currently growing our clinical and therapeutic team and you will be part of the exciting changes currently happening.
As a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner, you will work as part of a supportive and engaging team and will be responsible for supporting the emotional and wellbeing needs of the children who live with us. This involves assessment of need, the development of resources and delivering therapeutic interventions in collaboration with colleagues across A Wilderness Way. 

Join us and you can expect:
  • Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February.
  • Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service.
  • Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme.
  • Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend.
  • Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension.
  • Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success.
  • Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships. 
  • Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary.
  • Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees.
Your Role and Responsibilities as a Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner:
  • Reporting to the Clinical Team Manager/ Head of Clinical and Therapy, you will compile and update, in collaboration with the team around the child, individual Plans for Care for the children who live with us.
  • Work directly with the children to support wellbeing in relation to their identified wellbeing needs.
  • Work as part of a clinical and therapeutic team to develop and deliver robust individualised intervention plans.
  • Liaise with therapists and clinical team members in the indication and immediate needs of individual children.
  • Work in partnership with external agencies when required, such as CAMHS and Children Social Care. 
  • Monitoring and updating the Plans for Care, safety plans and relevant connected paperwork.
Key Qualities we look for:
  • Relevant qualifications, such as a degree in psychology, health and social care etc.
  • Experience of trauma-informed working with children. 
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions relating to emotional well-being.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A full, valid, UK driving licence and access to your own transport.
Why choose a career with Wilderness?
  • Wilderness is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers of residential care for children who have suffered trauma and adversity.
  • We encourage an environment of continuous development by ensuring that you are supported to achieve industry recognised qualifications.
  • We value respect and adaptability, we have fun, and we enjoy working collaboratively, meaning that together we make a real difference to the lives of the children we look after.
  • We celebrate the smallest of achievements at Wilderness, helps us accomplish bigger outcomes for our people and communities.
We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children. We follow Safer Recruitment practices. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary background checks, governed by regulation, including obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS), Access NI, or Disclosure Scotland.

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