Family Wellbeing Practitioner

3 days left

18836.00 - 25466.00 GBP Annual + Pension
20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to be involved in this unique opportunity to support the wellbeing of families in Cardiff? We are looking for a creative therapist in art, drama or a qualified Counsellor. You will also have experience in supporting adults or young people. The position is 29.6 hours but as we are interested in a range of skills we will consider a job share. We offer excellent training opportunities and you can contribute to the evolution of the service to meet emerging needs.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Wellbeing Practitioner, contributing to the development and delivery of a specialist wellbeing service aligned with the strategic vision for families in Cardiff. Barnardo's is also committed to becoming a trauma responsive organisation and the principles underpin all our services .

What is the Family Wellbeing Service?

The Family Wellbeing Service (FWBS) is a Welsh Government funded Family First service preventative support service, part of the early help offer in Cardiff. We provide therapeutic support to parents/carers, children and young people with an identified need for intensive support in relation to emotional and mental health and wellbeing. The aim of the service is to improve the emotional health, wellbeing and resilience of the family and enable the development of effective coping strategies which will enable them to better cope with stresses and difficulties they may face.

Aim of the Service

We provide targeted, appropriate evidence-based interventions for families and individuals within families, who need significant support in relation to their emotional and mental health and wellbeing, building resilience and supporting safe family functioning. The FWBS comprises of a number of elements inclusive of:

Access to counselling for parents/carers with low level mental health needs.
Access to one-to-one support, therapy, play therapy or counselling for children and young people.
Interventions which help families to address issues around whole family functioning, including support for families who are particularly affected by bereavement, trauma and loss, including family breakdown.
What does the role involve?

As a Wellbeing Practitioner, you will work as part of the team undertaking assessments in order to deliver a professional creative therapies, counselling / psychotherapeutic service to adults or young people on a 1:1 or a group basis, practicing ethically in line your discipline's Code of Ethics and Practice and Barnardo's policies and procedures. You will contribute to the work of the Family Well-Being Service as a resource for provision of consultation, information and support.

You will have:

A Professional Diploma level 4 in Counselling, or equivalent Creative Therapy qualification.
Registration with relevant professional body, BACP accreditation and registration or UKCP equivalent.
Experience planning and undertaking complex clinical interventions and evaluating therapeutic interventions.
Knowledge, understanding and experience of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Experience of working as part of a multi disciplinary team.
Experience of undertaking assessments, including risk assessments.
Experience of working cooperatively with a range of agencies.
Experience of advising and developing pathways necessary to enable sustainable long term improvements of the individual.
Additional Information:

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Please include as much relevant detail in your application to demonstrate how you fulfil the requirements of our Family Wellbeing job role, as outlined above and in the Job Description/Personal Specification. Experience can be from previous employment, education, training, volunteering etc.

Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to continued funding and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement.

Need any further information?

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Hayley Smith on (phone number removed)

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