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Primary Mental Health Worker (Youth Support Service)

Job Description

We are looking for a committed, highly skilled mental health professional to join our established Primary Mental Health Team to work within the Youth Support Service. The successful candidate will work closely with Youth Support Officers and YSS specialists to achieve positive outcomes for young people with emerging mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The role involves undertaking mental health assessments and delivering therapeutic interventions to young people and their families. The post holder will take a lead in the provision of consultation, training and support to front-line professionals.

The successful candidate will need to be professionally qualified and registered with a relevant professional body, such as NMC, HCPC or UKCP, and have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience in a relevant setting. The candidate must show demonstrable skills and experience in delivering mental health interventions to vulnerable young people and families who have difficulty engaging with specialist services. Candidates who cannot demonstrate the minimum requirements will not be shortlisted for this post. The role offers a unique opportunity to develop and maintain a high quality, seamless provision of care in line with national and local standards.

For an informal discussion please contact Louise Paque on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 375 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

Please ensure you read the person specification as your application will be judged against this.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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