Job Description

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) has an exciting opportunity which has arisen in the Public Health 5-19 School Nursing team, for a Qualified Children’s’ Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP).

Please note that in order to be considered for this job you need to have completed CYP-IAPT Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) or Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) training.
The CWP, while being based in the School Nursing Team will have strong links and be supervised by our Early Intervention Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Step2. Step2 are an innovative and forward thinking service with a robust team of Mental Health Practitioners from various therapeutic backgrounds.

The Public Health School Nursing team were successful in their tender to deliver a revised and innovative school nursing programme as part of an integrated Family Centre Service. The new service has an increased focus on early intervention and emotional mental health and wellbeing. Last year four trainee CWPs were successfully appointed to roles within the Public Health School Nursing team and three will be continuing as qualified CWP’s in fixed positions within the school nursing team.

You will use your previous training as a CWP or EMHP to deliver low level mental health interventions to adolescents and the parents of children presenting with mild anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties.

This role would suit applicants keen to progress their career as a CWP, working therapeutically with children and families.
Closing date – 31st January

Interview date – 12th February

For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Sade McCalla
Job title: Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner Service Development Lead
Email address:
Telephone number: 07785 433677

Additional contact information
Name: Joanne Kerr
Job Title: School Nursing Team Leader
Number: 07824545396

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) was established in 2010 to deliver community services to the 1.2 million residents of Hertfordshire. Our 2000 staff provide a full range of services for adults and children in a variety of settings. We are pleased to be rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and building on this strong foundation we are committed to further transform to be a truly ‘outstanding’ organisation.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and encourage applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We support staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.
We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Trust Values underpin the work we do each day, and we welcome applicants who share the same values.