Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) in training

Colindale, London (Greater)
£26,052 - £28,992 Per Annum
22 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full time

We are recruiting for two Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) in training to join our existing CWP team which is part of Barnet’s Integrated Clinical Services (BICS) sitting within Barnet Council Family Services.

Successful candidates will be offered a full-time educational programme specifically for the role, funded by Health Education England (HEE) at NHS Band 4 level, gaining credits towards a certificate level qualification, plus employment on successful completion of training, with a starting salary projected to be based on the NHS Band 5 scale.


The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) is a service transformation programme delivered by HEE and partners that aims to improve existing children and young people’s mental health Services (CYP MHS) working in the community. CWP training benefits from being integrated fully within CYP MHS and linked to the CYP IAPT collaborative, which brings a valuable organisational infrastructure.

Barnet Integrated Clinical Service (BICS)

This training role is within the Children and Young People’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The post-holder will work within BICS delivering under supervision, high-quality, brief, outcome focused, evidence-based interventions and guided self-help for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, BICS delivers child centered mental health and wellbeing support by Clinical Practitioners, Primary Mental Health Workers, Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioners and Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP). The aim of our service is to help identify mental health needs and/or emotional difficulties in children and young people at an early stage, provide timely specialist support and signposting to other services post-intervention, thus holding the potential for avoiding more serious difficulties.

Training Programme

The training programme/role for this post starts in January 2021 and is 12 months in duration. The training and service experience will equip the post holder with the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service. The post holder will attend all university based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and work in the BICS service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills.

You will also need to make an application to UCL for this training on the following link www. All applicants to the Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice, Pg Cert programme will be required to undertake Postgraduate Certificate level training at University College London alongside a work placement. On successful entry to the programme, all trainees will be required to attend teaching for up to three days per week. The programme is delivered in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre where most of the teaching will be based at Rodney Street; lectures will sometimes be based at Kings College London Campus in Denmark Hill. Students will be taught using a combination of lecture style workshops and small group seminars. Assessment on the programme will comprise of a combination of written, oral and video assessments. On successful completion of the programme, students will graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice.  

Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Due to the expected volume of applications, we will not be able to send you a personal response. We will communicate with you only if your application is successful. Applicants, please take note of the interview date - should you be short-listed, you will need to be available on that date.

This post is funded at the bottom of NHS Band 4 scale and therefore anyone taking up this course will only be starting at the bottom of Band 4, regardless of previous experience.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Caroline Quinlan on 07984 018 546 or Sarah Leighter on 07548 706 929

Closing Date: November 1st 2020

Interview date: November 6th 2020