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Psychological/Children's Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP/CWP)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Worthing, England
£28,407 - £34,581 Pro-Rata
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Part Time

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Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for Band 5 Children's Wellbeing Practitioner to join the Single Point of Access service in West Sussex, based in West Building at our Swandean site, as a 0.5WTE member of the team.

SPOA is designed so that children, young people, their families, carers and professionals can refer easily via a single route. SPoA practitioners will direct and signpost young people to the most appropriate emotional wellbeing and/or mental health services.

Main duties of the job

This is a new post to work alongside SPoA practitioners to agree on the most appropriate care pathways for children and young people referred into the SPoA.

This involves working in partnership with children, young people and their families and the wider professional networks to gather more information in order to make informed decisions on the most appropriate care pathways for young people

Working for our organisation

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provide Mental Health and Learning Disability Services to adults, children and young people across East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. We have been awarded an overall rating of 'good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and assessed 'outstanding' for being caring.

As a Trust we make a positive difference to thousands of people's lives across Sussex, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients and we are always looking for people with the right core values to join our team. The Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

Please see attached job description and person specification.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The SPOA aims to ensure:
  • A more integrated aligned and co-ordinated service is in place
  • More CYP have access to appropriate mental health services at the earliest opportunity through appropriate signposting to services.
  • More CYP have positive experiences of care and support
  • Quicker responses to signposting to the most appropriate services to receive treatment and support is reduced
  • Improved data collection and evaluation of CYP's outcomes

To participate in case discussions and to develop an understanding of available services and evidence based therapeutic intervention to inform decision making of the most appropriate service to signpost young people too.

To work independently with work managed and goals agreed and reviewed through regular supervision.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • The minimum required qualification for the Post Graduate Diploma is a 2:1 Degree. The minimum for the Graduate Diploma is A-Levels at grade minimum of ABB, or minimum of BBC (if relevant further training and experience)
  • Proven record of previous academic attainment.
  • Good solid basic literacy and numeracy qualifications at a minimum of level 2

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



Allied Health Professions

Phychology & PsychologicalTherapies

Social Work

Healthcare Support Workers 

Support Services

Check out our latest video below where we hear from our inspiring nurses why Sussex Partnership is such a great place to work.

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Arundel Road
BN13 3EP

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