Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Employer Burnley in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £22500 per annum
  • Closing Date 31/05/2020
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Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Remuneration + benefits:
• £22,500 per annum.
• 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays).
• Subsidised gym membership.
• Long service holidays.

Contract type:
• Fixed term contract until 31st December 2021 with the potential to extend.
• Flexible – 35 hours per week but must include school hours.
• You will also be required to work ad hoc match days.

Location: Assigned secondary school in Burnley or Pendle, Lancashire and Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX

Closing Date: Monday 23rd March 2020 at 9:00am

Interview Date: W/C 30th March 2020

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.

We work with over 70 local, regional and national partners in five key areas: Sport, Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Community Facilities. Our highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.

Day-by-day the outreach of our work is growing and along with our brand-new state of the art leisure facility – Leisure Box, Whitehough Outdoor Activity Centre and UCFB at Turf Moor; truly exciting things are happening at Burnley FC in the Community.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

The charity is now looking to recruit to the role of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner to work on our Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project.
Supported by the Premier League, the Professional Footballers’ Association, Burnley Borough Council, East Lancashire CCG and all the schools involved, the aim of the project is to support young people with their mental wellbeing by having a full time BFCitC Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in each of the assigned schools.
The BFCitC staff members support students identified as needing help with their mental wellbeing, by offering a range of interventions in both one-to-one and group settings. The PWPs also help raise awareness of mental health within their respective schools, educating parents, students and teachers alike to make the school ‘a mentally healthy school’.

The Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner will be expected to:

• Assess and support students in assigned secondary school who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and low mood.
• Work collaboratively with student support services/Pastoral team within the secondary school.
• Make accurate assessments of the risk students poses to themselves and others.
• Offer a range of low-intensity, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based interventions that will help students to manage their own recovery.
• Manage referrals and signposting to other agencies.
• Devise a shared treatment plan with students that will be delivered via a range of methods including group and one-to-one support.
• Attend multidisciplinary meetings about referrals or students receiving or requesting treatment.
• Develop strong professional relationships with schools and primary and secondary care staff, such as general prac-tice staff and mental health workers.
• Liaise with external agencies including police, local authority, employers and employment support workers.
• Provide and receive information related to mental health and CBT to individuals or groups of students, relatives, car-ers, members of the public and professionals.
• Educate and involve family members and others in your student’s treatment as necessary.
• Keep accurate records uploading to data analysis software – VIEWs.
• Guarantee student confidentiality is protected at all times in line with the secondary school policies and procedures.
• Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating bodies and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set out by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence, BACP).
• Attend relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
• Undertake any other duties appropriate to this role.
• Comply with all charity policies.
• Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
• Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
• A commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and di-versity training.

An ideal candidate will have:

Essential:
• A psychology degree, mental health degree or a degree in a relevant clinical qualification.
• Experience in working with young people who are experiencing common mental health problems.
• Experience in providing one-to-one mental health support to young people and families.
• Skills to offer a range of low intensity, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based interventions suitable for young people.
• Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
• Access to transport for work purposes and to travel to locations throughout the local area.
• Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships.
• Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with students.
• Awareness of equal opportunities issues.
• Knowledge of appropriate childcare legislative framework (vulnerable adults and children).
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Desirable:
• Training in other psychological therapies.
• Youth Mental Health First Aid.
• Experience of partnership working in a multi-agency setting.
• Experience of working in Primary Care Services.
• Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.
• Fluent in language(s) other than English.
• Membership of Professional Bodies i.e. HCPC, BACP AND BPS.
• Representation and advocacy skills/experience.
• Ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as required. You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS). *Please note only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

How to apply

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on Burnley FC in the Community website – Careers and Opportunities. Burnley FC in the Community no longer accept CV’s. IF YOU REQUIRE THE APPLICATION FORM IN AN ALTERNATIVE FORMAT THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE HR MANAGER ON EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING: ADDRESS: BFCITC, TURF MOOR, HARRY POTTS WAY, BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE BB10 4BX. TELEPHONE: 01282 704716 EMAIL: ann-marie.bradley@burnleyfc.com

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