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Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner

  • Service: Compass GO… MHST
  • Location: Grimsby North East Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £21,068 - £26,057 (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 013/22-2

The Opportunity

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people, and their families across NE Lincs? If so, then we need your help to deliver our digital and virtual cognitive behaviour therapy intervention and our Whole School Approach interventions.

About Us

Compass GO… (MHST) will ensure Children and Young People (CYP) access the right early help, in the right setting removing duplication and preventing CYP/families being ‘bounced’ in-between services.

The service will support children, young people and families providing extra capacity for early intervention support within school and college settings. The three core elements that the MHSTS will provide are:

  • Evidence based interventions for mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing issues.
  • Support designated senior mental health leads in each setting.
  • Provide timely advice to school and college staff.

About the role

The Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner is an active member of the team working with others to support the delivery of mental health and emotional wellbeing activities and to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people (aged 5-19 years) and their families.

The post holder will support, maintain and deliver the digital cognitive behaviour therapy intervention, Silvercloud, to children and young people across the borough. The post holder will support the team in delivering the Whole School Approach interventions.

The Person

To succeed in this post, you will have an appropriate qualification such as BTEC higher diploma or foundation degree (Assistant Practitioner) or equivalent skills/knowledge and experience. Your experience will include at least one year of working with children, young people, and their families in delivering mental health and/or emotional wellbeing advice and support services.

A knowledge and good understanding of how children and young people are impacted by mental health and emotional wellbeing issues and how services support children and young people to develop the skills and strategies to reduce the negative effects of such issues as low mood, anxiety, or stress.

You will be a team player, able to use your strengths in establishing positive professional relationships to cooperate and work with others in the team and other organisations. Being highly motivated, flexible, and able to work without direct supervision you will be confident in your practice and also in knowing when to seek advice or support.

You must possess a full driving licence and have access to your own transport.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous Compass Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance

To arrange an informal chat about the role contact Laura Lockett on 01472 494250

Closing date: Monday 23rd May 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 1st June 2022

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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