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Primary Mental Health Worker

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trusts Primary Mental Health Work Service has an exciting opportunity for 2 Band 6 Primary Mental Health Workers. These include roles are 2 year fixed terms contracts , working into the South East and Central localities in Northumberland .

These posts are available due to the expansion of the early intervention offer to children and young people across County. The role will provide targeted 1:1 and group based evidenced based interventions , supporting moderate mental health needs, within the 'getting help sector.

We are looking for enthusiastic clinicians committed to delivering innovative and transformational practice, building on our successful core offers and trailblazer programmes. This includes supporting the delivery of our Be You Mental Health Teams in schools' programmes and supporting early help prevention offers.

Our staff work from a number of bases in Northumberland Family Hubs specifically the Blyth and Ashington Centres promoting closer working with universal services .We will ensure we consider suitable arrangements are made to your work and home base to guarantee suitable travel expenses are provided to support in this role.

We support a blended /hybrid model of office and home working to promote flexible working recognising the value of home life balance.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 you will demonstrate an ability to deliver a direct clinical role, providing triage assessment and brief evidence-based interventions to children, young people, their families and carers, in an accessible and non-stigmatising environment.

With a strong emphasis on partnership working, this role will include building strong links with a range of universal, targeted and specialist services. Support, advice and education will also be provided to a range of universal services though a telephone and group-based consultation models, teaching and training and multi-agency forums and pathways to improve access and capacity building across the wider system.

As Band 6 you will provide clinical and case management supervision to Band 5 Primary Mental Health Workers within the service. We are also committed to promoting continued professional development through access to a range of training opportunities .High quality internal and external peer and individual clinical supervisions are provided.

To find out more information on the role of the primary mental health work role please find some additional information from 2 of our current primary mental health workers on the links attached:

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support and strengthen Universal services through building capacity and capability within the extended community services partnership of staff, (e.g. Health, Social Care, Education, Voluntary sector) in relation to early identification of and intervention with childrens mental health needs.

Promote the mental and emotional health of children, young people and families in the community, in line with national and local policy and guidance.

Provide a direct service to children, young people and their families in an accessible and non stigmatizing environment.

Build and maintain strong links with specialist CAMHS services , promoting good quality and appropriate referrals into this service.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification ie: 1st level registered Nurse, O.T, Psychologist, social worker or equivalent professional qualification
  • Post graduate / post registration qualification or equivalent qualification and /or experience eg level 6 or above qualification appropriate to CAMHs ie counselling, CYP IAPT , qualified teacher status
  • Registered Mentor or willingness to complete certificate within 6-12 months of appointment (required for those who are NMC registered)
  • Degree in route appropriate to CAMHS/child health or equivalent portfolio


  • Specific therapeutic models e.g. CBT
  • Recognised teaching/training qualification or evidence of equivalent experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ponteland Primary Care Centre

Meadowfield Industrial Park


NE20 9SD

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