We are delighted to offer 5 (five) Band 5 positions for our exciting Trailblazer Team (Mental Health Support Team). This team works hand in hand with schools to provide work to enhance wellbeing and resilience, mental health education and training. We are looking for people trained as Children and Wellbeing Practitioners (CWP) to join the team (3 posts) and as Emotional Well-Being Practitioner (2post)
Main duties of the job
You will need to be enthusiastic about mental health and education, have some experience of helping young people with mental health difficulties, and ideally experience of the education system. We offer a fun and supportive working environment and take the wellbeing and development of our staff very seriously. We welcome those people who are keen to help develop our service and at the same time develop new skills and have had some great success promoting from within the team recently.
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
- First degree
- Completion of CWP course
- Qualification relevant to child and adolescent mental health
PERSONAL QUALITIES Essential
- Team player Resilient Good sense of humour flexible
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE Essential
- Knowledge of the education system
- Knowledge and skills in identifying common mental health problems in young people
- Experience with working with parents
- Experience of working in groups
SKILLS AND ABILITIES Essential
- IT literate
- Able to present and explain information that may involve some statistics
- Able to negotiate with other professionals if disputes arise.
- Able to engage Young People who may be wary of services
- Able to take information onboard quickly and be able to use it appropriately
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Essential
- Able to travel across the borough if necessary.
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