The Mental Health Worker role will be part of West Berkshire’s multi-disciplinary trailblazing Mental Health Support Team (MHST) and is a full-time post. The MHST is a multi-disciplinary team that offers a range of services under the Thrive Elaborated Model. The team will include a range of early intervention workers comprising of Primary Mental Health Workers, Education Mental Health Practitioners and an Outreach Worker. The team has specialist support from a Senior BHFT CAMHS Practitioner and will be led by Senior Educational Psychologists.
The team is based in West Street House in Newbury but the post holder will be working across all schools involved in the MHST project.
The post holder will be expected to work as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidenced-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting young people are actively encouraged. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working and building effective working relationships with young people. The post-holder will employ a range of evidence based interventions for mental health problems via direct individual and group support. Support will also be provided to parents.
A committed team worker, the post holder will carry a caseload and work on their own initiative. Time management skills are essential given the variety of this challenging yet rewarding role.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
Please contact Neal Ridley (Senior Educational Psychologist) on 01635 519026 for an informal chat about this role.