The above salary range will be pro-rata for part-time hours.
Primary Mental Health Worker (Permanent) – 1 part-time post (3.5 days per week)
Working within our innovative Schools Wellbeing Service, Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service.
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The post offer exciting and interesting opportunities for a successful, committed and motivated mental health worker for children and young people within school, college and community settings.
This new multi-disciplinary service also includes Educational Psychologists, Family Practitioners and Specialist Teachers/Practitioners. Our team provides excellent peer support and promotes professional development through practice sharing sessions. Come and join us if you would like to engage in creative and flexible evidence-informed approaches to connect with children, families and other professionals in a meaningful way to effect positive change in their lives.
Our Primary Mental Health Workers are mainly based within schools promoting a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing service with close links to Community Wellbeing Service and Specialist CAMHS. To improve outcomes, we provide assessments and short term individual and group interventions as part of our preventative work in addressing the emotional well-being and mental health needs of children and young people. In addition, we also work with staff and parents to help develop their capacity to respond to emotional, health and wellbeing needs of children and young people.
Relevant experience is essential in the field of mental health including capacity and confidence working with whole school settings to develop their mental health and wellbeing ethos.
A relevant mental health professional qualification is essential and also experience of working within school settings is preferable
Please contact: Tracey Williams (Assistant Principal Educational Psychologist) or David Pritchard (Senior Primary Mental Health Worker)
David.email@example.com and Tracey Williams@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Closing date: Midnight, Monday 05 November 2018
Interview date: Friday 09 November 2018
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BAME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.