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Primary Mental Health Worker

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North West



£29,206 - £35,728

Posted Date

4 November 2022


Closing Date

14 November 2022

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you have an interest in children and young people's emotional wellbeing? Do you have experience of working in children's services?

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to join MyTime Cumbria as a Primary Mental Health Worker to support and strengthen the provision of emotional and mental health support for children and young people building capacity and capability within community services in relation to prevention, early identification, and intervention.

This role is based in South Cumbria covering Millom, Furness, and South Lakeland. Working days are Monday to Friday with some flexible working hours and travel across the locality as required.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about:

- Children's and young people's emotional health and wellbeing
- Improving outcomes for children and young people

The successful candidate must have:

- RMN/ CQSW/ DipSW/ BSc.OT or other relevant professional qualification
- Significant Post registration experience of working in a Child and Adolescent Mental health Service or equivalent
- A comprehensive understanding of children's safeguarding
- Experience in developing and / or delivering training
- Ability to use own initiative and work without close supervision within agreed protocols

Additional Information:

Please see the three attachments:

- JD PP Project Worker 3 – Barnardo's generic job description for a senior practitioner role across all Barnardo's Children's Services contracts
- MyTime Cumbria PMHW Additional Information Sheet - MyTime Cumbria role specific information for the Primary Mental Health Worker
- CSSO Model Article (BACP CYP Journal-Sept 14) - Journal article describing the CSSO Model of practice used in the MyTime Cumbria Service

You must demonstrate in your application that you currently use the skills outlined above, and in the Job Descriptions, or have used them previously in employment, education, training, volunteering etc. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Need more information?

If you require any further information, please contact Nicola Byrne Children's Service Manager on 07734003824.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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