£21,695 per annum
Based predominantly at the Norwich Hub or Waveney (Lowestoft)
Closing date for all applications: 

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Ormiston Families – Point 1 Service

This is an exciting opportunity to join Point 1 following the successful bid between Ormiston Families and NSFT to establish a new team of Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP’s).

Trainee Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner

Full time position, 35 hours per week
Starting salary £21,695 per annum
Based predominantly at the Norwich Hub or Waveney (Lowestoft) and in the community around Norfolk and Waveney

Ormiston Families Mental Health Service Line are excited to offer the opportunity to apply for one of 6 x HEE/NHSE funded Trainee Children Wellbeing Practitioner positions. We welcome you to apply to undertake a Post Graduate Certificate level training in Child and Young Persons Psychological Wellbeing Practice.

Further information can be found here:

It is anticipated that these posts will be predominantly based in our Central (Norwich) or Waveney (Lowestoft) teams supporting children and young people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will be allocated a base for training purposes but may be expected to work across services covering Norfolk & Waveney. While training you will be on £21,695 which upon successful completion of training will increase to £24,907.

Please note that while undertaking training (1 year full-time) it is anticipated that you will attend teaching days at least twice a week (most of which are being planned for virtual delivery, subject to change under COVID restrictions) with the University and the remaining time will be used for supervision, study and therapeutic clinical work.

Successful candidates must be in a position to commence employment at the start of January. As these are post-graduate courses you will need to evidence your ability to study at post graduate level. Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology). You will also be expected to demonstrate experience working clinically in the field of mental health, preferably with children and young people.

The Norfolk & Waveney CYP mental health system is committed to recruiting and investing in high quality candidates for these posts. We are seeking candidates who are dedicated and enthusiastic about improving services for children and young people. As such, across the system, we are committed to permanently funding these posts in addition to current capacity. For successful candidates, following your training year and upon completion we aim to ensure that your new skills are suitably deployed across the system and our organisations. Please note that this may be across the Norfolk and Waveney area.

As these posts fully fund the one year training and salary costs it is important to us as a system that we sustain successful applicants. As such, successful candidates are expected to remain in their posts for at least one year post completion in order to maximise the benefit of this training for local children and young people. Successful applicants will be asked to sign a training agreement.

For further information and to apply for this role please see the Application Pack and to apply please click ‘Apply Online’.

Closing date for all applications is 25th October 2020
Interviews will be held week commencing 26th October 2020

Why work for us – Esther from our Point 1 Service talks about her experience


Ormiston Families is committed to safeguarding. We are an equal opportunities employer; we value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note, you need to apply to the organisation (Ormiston Families) for these posts IN ADDITION to the University at the application stage. This is so we can shortlist together with the University ensuring applicants meet their requirements for study.

It is essential that you click on link below and complete the application process set out by UCL along with the Ormiston application for your application to be considered. Please find the link below which sets out the UCL application process:

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