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Primary Mental Health Worker (Part Time)

  • Job reference: PMHW
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Primary Mental Health Worker needed for West Berkshire Council, £32 ltd an hour

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 5 months initially
Hours per week - 22.2 hours per week (3 days)
Pay rate - £32 ltd an hour
Team - Mental Health
Location - Newbury

*Working pattern decided at interview

*To identify and respond to serious/urgent risks or concerns and make decisions to escalate referrals to specialist or safeguarding services when required.

*To direct children and their families, via Triage and the Emotional Health Workers, to the most appropriate service in order to meet their emotional needs.

*To offer a variety of low intensity short term therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families especially those with a higher level of complexity.

*To lead by example, modelling restorative values and practice, to ensure effective partnership working which engages all partner agencies and sectors, to support multi-agency practice with children, young people and adults; to improve outcomes for West Berkshire's children and families.

*To work collaboratively with Public Health to deliver on key primary prevention programmes targeting impact on key performance indicators outlined in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

*To provide formal and informal training and education to all agencies involved with the emotional health of young people.

*To evaluate the outcomes for children and work in partnership with colleagues to ensure the effectiveness of the Emotional Health Academy.

What is required?
*Experience in working with Children and Young Adults
*Experience of undertaking assessments and providing therapeutic interventions for children and young people (e.g. experience of working in a CAMHS Setting or Tier 2 service)

If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week.
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.