Lancashire and South Cumbria West Lancs CAMHS are looking to recruit a full time permanent Band 6 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 a registered and experienced candidate from a range of professional backgrounds including Nursing, Social Work, Psychology or Occupational Therapy, 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.
Main duties of the job
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.
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.
We want to recruit people to the service who share our values and are confident in their ability to contribute to the demonstrated effectiveness and acceptability of our service.
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We are kind
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We are respectful
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Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the role. When completing the supporting information
section of your application, please ensure you show how you meet each of the criteria of the person specification providing illustrative examples where possible; as this is what you will be shortlisted against.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RMN/CQSW/DipSW/BSc OT or other relevant professional qualification
- Significant post registration experience of working in a Child and Adolescent Mental health team or equivalent
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