We are seeking a qualified, innovative and experienced CYP Wellbeing Practitioner to deliver 1-1 and other wellbeing interventions to support the needs of young people with a visible difference across the UK.
Changing Faces is on the cusp of launching an exciting new nationwide service for Children and Young People (CYP) with a condition, mark or scar that affects their appearance (visible difference), and their families, building on our existing Regional Service in the North of England.
We are seeking a qualified, innovative and experienced CYP Wellbeing Practitioner to deliver 1-1 and other wellbeing interventions to support the needs of these young people across the UK.
The main purpose of the role is:
- To deliver 1-1 counselling, support and peer interventions to children and young people (CYP) with visible difference and their families across the UK
- To collaborate with the team to embed and develop and Changing Faces’ CYP wellbeing service model
- To build our national CYP Service across the UK to maximise the reach and impact for CYP with visible difference
- To position Changing Faces as the leading voice and expert on issues impacting people with visible differences.
We are looking for:
- A current, recognised counselling, psychology, or psychotherapy qualification (with appropriate professional registration), with at least two years’ post-qualification experience in health or social care
- Experience of providing high quality mental health interventions for children, young people and their families in an education, health or social care setting, conducting 1:1 counselling and group psychosocial support, via a variety of channels eg: F2F, phone, video call, webchat and other digital products
- Experience of autonomous management of a client case load, keeping accurate client records, recording clinical outcomes and reporting against KPI’s
- Knowledge and experience of using short-term approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and related techniques.
About Changing Faces:
Changing Faces is the UK's leading charity for everyone who has a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different. Being different in a society where there is such pressure to look a certain way is extremely difficult.
Children and young people with visible differences are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness, social anxiety and low self-esteem. They face staring, harassment, bullying and even hate crime. They experience lowered expectations in school, problems getting work and stereotyping in the media. This can have a devastating, and lasting, impact on their wellbeing - we know one in three people with a visible difference feels depressed, sad or anxious because of how they look.
Changing Faces provides unique practical, social and emotional support for children, young people and adults affected by visible difference, we challenge discrimination, and we campaign for a world that respects difference.
Our Wellbeing services build confidence and resilience – giving people the tools to manage their feelings, cope in different social settings, handle other people’s reactions or deal with transitions such as starting school, uni or work. We are on the cusp of launching an exciting new nationwide service for Children and Young People, based in London, to build on our existing Regional CYP Service in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Changing Faces wants a future where everyone with a visible difference on their face or body has the confidence, support and opportunity to lead the lives they want.
Application process: Please send a full CV and covering letter to demonstrate how you meet the person specification and job requirements.
Contract: Full time (37 hours per work). Initially for 2 years.
Location: London-based role / working from home initially
Salary range: £29,940.98 – £33,698.84 (Changing Faces’ policy is to offer all posts at the first point on this scale/negotiable.)
Closing date: Monday 4th January 2021, 9am
Interviews: Monday 11th January and Tuesday 12th January 2021
To apply, please download the following:
- Cover Letter CYP Wellbeing Practitioner
- Job Description: CYP Wellbeing Practitioner
- Criminal Records Disclosure Security and Ex Offenders Policy
- Applicant privacy notice 2019
We look forward to receiving your application.