Job Description

About the job

7 hours per week

£23,388 – £25,087 per annum (These roles are under review and may be subject to change to £26,329 – £29,255)

Fixed-term contract (provisional end date for funding of 31.3.2023 possible extension dependent upon funding)

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.

This role sits within our Youth Impact directorate, which works to provide one-to-one support for children who need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country

The Children’s Society deliver drop in sessions at BUPA offices in Kings Cross London. We offer a truly different way of delivering access to mental and emotional health support. We don’t want young people to feel like they have to reach crisis point to get the help they need. We don’t want young people to feel like they don’t deserve a place to go because their worry is ‘too small.’ We don’t want young people to have to wait to receive the care they deserve.

The service provides brief intervention for children and young people, at the moment supporting 18 – 25 year olds, with plans to include 10 – 17 year olds, professionals and carers to get immediate help and support. Children and Young people can access through drop in reducing the need for waiting list.

We are looking for a Well Being Senior Practitioner that:


  • Knowledge of anxiety and depression presentations in Primary Care and an understanding of evidence-based interventions.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the issues surrounding socio-economic factors and mental health.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding legislation, policy and procedures and risks for children, young people and young adults aged 0-25.
  • Able to demonstrate a knowledge of the issues that children, young people and young adults face when accessing mental health services.
  • Able to work at Kings Cross London


  • Knowledge of Solution Focused Therapy, Cogitative Behaviour Therapy and able to apply basic skills.
  • Understanding of NICE guidelines and how this impact practice
  • Knowledge of the four cornerstones of youth work (Participation,
  • Empowerment, Education and Equality of Opportunity) and how they impact young people in our society.

It is imperative that the successful applicant has a good working knowledge of Mental and Emotional Health Issues that young people face today, including interventions on how to support young people in overcoming these challenges. Due to the fast-paced environment and use of computers for clinical record keeping, you will need to have a good level of IT skills. You will need to have experience of young people participation on all levels.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

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.


The closing date for applications is midnight on 23/02/2022

Interview dates to be confirmed

For more information, or to apply, please click here.