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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/08/2020.

Primary Mental Health Worker

Job Reference: 325-A-20-100727

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£40,681 - £46,294 Inc Fringe HCAS

Surrey CAMHS services are looking to recruit a Band 7 Primary Mental Health Worker to assist with the early intervention part of our Children's Mental Health pathway provision. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate from a range of professional backgrounds including but not exclusivelyNurse, Social Worker, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Child Psychotherapy or Healthcare Professional to utilise their experience and skills in working with children, young people and their families whilst becoming part of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary CAMHS team. The role focuses on promoting resilience and positive mental health in children and young people in schools through the provision of training packages, consultation and also offering early intervention through assessment and short-term intervention. The suitable candidate will assist in coordinating input to schools in the local area to better promote resilience.

Generally 40% of PMHW's time will be spent delivering individual clinical work and 60% of the time will be focussed on delivering training, consultation and support in schools. However, it is important to develop helpful working relationships with schools and responding to their specific requirements.

The ideal candidates will have post-qualification experience and have an understanding of mental health difficulties as children develop. This opportunity allows the successful candidate to gain further experience in leadership and supervision whilst working within a friendly and supportive team. There may also be training opportunities to assist in CPD.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 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.

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