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Mental Health Practitioner- YJS project

  • Service: Compass GO… MHST
  • Location: Grimsby North East Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £27,043 - £33,453 (p.a. pro rata)
  • Type: Part time (30 hours)
  • Ref: 023/22

24 Month Fixed Term Contract

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to help support a new project for the Youth Justice service sitting within our Mental Health Support Team. You will have all the skills you would expect from a Mental Health Practitioner but most importantly, you will care about children and young people and want to make a difference.

About Us

The Mental Health Practitioner will deliver support to Children and Young People (CYP) in contact with Youth Justice Services to access the right mental health and emotional wellbeing services at the right time and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The vision of the service will be to;

– Increase Children and Young People’s awareness of the impact of mental wellbeing.

– Divert ‘at risk’ children and young people away from offending.

– Positively contribute to the reduction of offending/re-offending.

– Improve young offenders’ emotional wellbeing and outcomes.

About the role

The Mental Health Practitioner will offer a range of interventions and brief intervention packages to meet the needs of the children and young people accessing the service.

The Mental Health Practitioner will contribute to the service to ensure that young people consistently receive high quality services that adhere to the best practice guidelines and achieve high professional standards. You will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved.

The Children and Young Peoples Criminal Justice Emotional and Mental Health and Wellbeing Service uses a hub and spoke model and has co-location within North East Lincolnshire Youth Justice Service.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and adults, promoting equal opportunities and involving stakeholders in the development of services.

You must possess a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. An enhanced level DBS check is required for this role.

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 contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance

Closing Date: Thursday 19th May 2022

Interview Dates: Friday 27th May 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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