West Midlands
£23,388 per annum
Job description
Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

Permanent contract but please note the provisional end date for funding is 30th September 2022.

37 hours per week (Our service is offered 6 days a week, including some evenings. We work a sift pattern that is fixed monthly. The role requires regular evening and Saturday shifts).

£23,388 per annum / pro rata (plus allowances)

Based in Digbeth but delivering around the city of Birmingham from community settings.

*Please note that we welcome job share applications. Please indicate when applying, if you are applying as a job share application.

Are you passionate about emotional health and wellbeing? Is creating a space for children, young people and young adults (CYPYA) to talk important to you? Motivated to develop and be part of an innovative mental health and wellbeing service?

A fabulous opportunity has developed within The Children's Society for an Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner at the successful Pause service delivered, in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham.

You will be part of the innovative 'Pause' service staff and volunteers team with mental health experience to provide interventions for CYPYA. The Pause service utilises early-intervention approaches to enhance CYPYA mental health and wellbeing, allowing access to timely and flexible support.

We are seeking an Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner that:

-Has a good working knowledge of mental and emotional health,

-Is keen to support CYPYA (aged 0-24) in 1 to 1 sessions and in groups to address low level mental health and wellbeing issues.

-Due to the fast paced environment and use of computers, you will need to have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and good typing skills.

-Has a background and/or worked in Youth Work, Social Work, Health Care and/or Educational support.

In the post you will have access to regular supervision, opportunity to training continuing professional development to ensure CYPYA's needs are addressed.

The position is available full time (37 hours a week) until the end of September 2022, with a salary of £23388 per annum.

As a member of our team you will be part of a fast paced and rewarding environment where you can leave each day knowing the difference you have made to the lives of our young people. Along with being part of a pioneering service that supports children, young people and young adults to develop their resilience.

If you are interest in the Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner please apply following the link; If you would like to find out any more information about this role, please email Laura Roden on [email protected]


The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer.

Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 4th October.

Interviews will be held via MS Teams provisionally on 19th October
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Posted on: 21 September 2020
Closed date: 04 October 2020
Job ref: 3988
Tags: Practitioner