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“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

Brené Brown

At bridge the gap we have a multi-disciplinary team  who all have a shared passion for improving children's long-term outcomes through positive relationships.

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Child Wellbeing Practitioners

Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) at Bridge the Gap hold a core qualification, a minimum of level 3,  that enables them to work within the children and young person's workforce. TA's, Teachers, youth workers etc.

The job role of a CWP is a unique role that allows professionals to deliver 1:1 support to children struggling managing big and difficult emotions, have low self-esteem, who require a supportive and neutral mentor, or who are identified as being vulnerable. You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.

We provide both internal and external training and focus on finding the right people that are suited to working with the children in our service. All child wellbeing practitioners receive regular informal and formal clinical supervision.

currently no vacancies

Community Mental Health
Practitioners

Community Mental Health Practitioners (CMHP) at Bridge the Gap hold a protected professional title and are members of the appropriate governing body -  Mental health nurses, occupational therapists or therapeutic social workers. 

The job role of CMHP is a unique role that allows professionals to deliver 1:1 support to children struggling to manage big and difficult emotions, have low self-esteem, or who are struggling to engage with day to day life.

CMHP's should be confident in their ability to assess risk and make professional decisions to ensure that children are kept safe and feel supported. 

A post graduate certificate in therapies is desirable.

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Team
Support

Our team require support to ensure that they are delivering the best support possible, we also run a lot of self-funded community support for children in underserved areas of the community. 

Volunteers have the ability to have a great impact by working in a variety of roles. We require volunteers to run our compassionate craft sessions as well as supporting CWP's in small group sessions

In return you get access to fantastic training and be part of a truly wonderful team.

Please read the following document to find out more about the role, the benefits for you and impact you could have before applying for a role. 

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Many, many thanks...

We are looking for individuals who relate well to young people and are passionate about wanting to help and support them and make positive impact.

As an organisation we seek to represent the community we serve and encourage an environment which is inclusive to all and free from discrimination. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. We welcome applications from people from all ethnicities, backgrounds, additional needs, and with all different kinds of life experiences.

Read more about the history of Bridge the Gap here.

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