CURRENT VACANCIES

We are currently unable to support any placements.

Suicide Bereavement Service Co-ordinator

We are looking for a Suicide Bereavement Service Co-ordinator to deliver and lead the development of a suicide bereavement service for children, young people, and adults across Hertfordshire and West Essex. Evidencing the CHUMS vision and values through delivery of high-quality postvention support to those in need.

The successful candidate will directly line manage staff, volunteers and those on placement and ensure the safe and effective running of the Suicide Bereavement Service including the co-ordination of all interventions – individual support, group interventions, drop ins and online support.

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Suicide Bereavement Service Practitioner

The Suicide Bereavement Practitioner will support children, young people, young adults (CYP/YA’s) and their families who have been bereaved across Hertfordshire and West Essex. They will offer a range of evidence-based interventions to support the specialist needs of children and young people who are experiencing complex grief or traumatic bereavement. The post holder will be a source of advice and support for professionals across Hertfordshire and West Essex.

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Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Trainee

This is a training role within the Children and Young People’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The post-holder will work within a CYP mental health service delivering, under supervision, high-quality; brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions and guided self-help for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The training and service experience will equip the post holder with the necessary knowledge, attitude and capabilities to operate effectively in an inclusive, value driven service.

The post holder will attend all university based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed national curriculum and work in the service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills.

Closing Date 23rd September 2022. There are 7 roles available.

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Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or Trauma Therapist

We have a vacancy for a Clinical/Counselling Psychologist or therapist qualified with a relevant trauma-focused intervention in our Trauma Service.  The successful candidate will provide an early telephone consult to every referral accepted to the service, including an initial risk assessment and offering advice and support as appropriate. The Trauma role would also be to deliver trauma psychoeducation and support workshops to parent/carers; to deliver individual and group interventions for children and young people (aged 5-18 years) in the service, using an evidence-based approach for CYP affected by trauma.

The position is for 2 days a week, for 6 months. The role would amount to 0.4 FTE. Applicants for 1 day a week will also be considered.

Closing Date 23rd September 2022.

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Family Wellbeing Practitioner – Bereavement Placement – Kent

This is an exciting opportunity to join the CHUMS specialist bereavement team in our new geographical area in Kent and Medway. We have an exciting opportunity to host 10 placements for a year. The post holder will be responsible for supporting children, young people and their families who have been bereaved across Kent and Medway by offering 1:1 sessions virtually or face to face and helping to facilitate our bereavement workshop programme.

If you are a Trainee counsellor, social worker, counselling psychologist, mental health nurse therapist or other professional modality please email for an informal discussion or complete application form below.

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Family Care Practitioner – Band 6 (sessional)

We are looking to expand our team on a sessional basis.  The Family Care Practitioner will be responsible for supporting the emotional wellbeing service in the delivery of timely interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate emotional wellbeing, or mental health difficulties.  Support will also be offered to their families as well as professionals working with children and young people in Bedfordshire.

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Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP)

This is a role within the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The post-holder will work within a CYP, mental health service delivering, under supervision, high-quality; brief outcome focused evidence-based interventions and guided self-help for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

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Honorary Assistant Psychologist

To provide support to CHUMS services, by producing outcome measure reports and to assist with clinical group work.

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