Job Description

Trainee 12 months upon completion of trainee role offer of permanent contract

The post-holder will work within an innovative mental health team.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing services opening hours support the needs of the communities in which we work, and therefore there are elements of unsociable hours – this includes evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

Trainee position

Initial starting salary £20,912 rising to £25,559 once qualified (annual for 37 hours per week).

This is a fantastic opportunity to study and learn on the job with the partnership of The Children’s Society & Northumbria University.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (CAMHS) is a Masters level programme aimed at transforming students into Child Wellbeing Practitioners. Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP’s) are specialist practitioners in assessing and treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety in children and young people. CWP’s are highly adaptable, working with children, young people and their families within traditional Child and Adolescent mental health services, local authorities, third sector charities and in schools.

As a trainee you will be a crucial part of the emotional wellbeing & mental health team within Newcastle and will work closely alongside the mental health in schools team, together with wider partners.

Entry requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Interventions programme, applicants should normally have a minimum of an honours degree or equivalent.

We are looking for candidates who have a good understanding of working with children, young people and families, together with being able to work alongside a wide range of professionals.

For an application pack please visit the web site

or telephone

The Childrens Society Recruitment team on 020 7841 4400

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 closing date for applications is 12th October 2021.

Interview dates to be confirmed.


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