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Therapist/ Mental Health Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Region

North West

Salary

Location

£24,723 - £34,095

Posted Date

23 January 2023

Merseyside

Closing Date

30 January 2023

The post will be a part time Therapist or Mental Health Practitioner who will have evidenced experience of delivering therapeutic Interventions to children and young people ideally in a school setting and in the community on a 1:1 and in a group.

St Helens Resilience Service is a new service, developed through collaboration between Barnardo's and St Helens CCG, Public Health, Local Schools and Merseycare NHS Trust.

The overall aim of the service is to improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of secondary school aged young people living in St Helens by offering a range of therapeutic interventions in secondary schools, in GP surgeries and in the community. This will be done through direct interventions with young people such as group work, drop-ins and individual interventions, and indirectly through their parents, and through training, resourcing and supporting health and education colleagues.

Qualified Therapist Applicants should:

- be qualified to Diploma level or above in one or more of a range of modalities such as Integrative, Person-Centred Counselling, CBT, Art, Play, Solution Focussed Therapy with Membership of relevant professional body
- have experience of delivering counselling interventions with children and young people with mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing needs.
- Be able to manage and prioritise their own caseload and provide personalised support to children and young people using evidence based Routine Outcome Measures.
- Be able to provide a culturally sensitive service, by supporting people from all backgrounds and communities, respecting children and young people's lifestyles and diversity.

Mental Health Practitioner Applicants should:

- Have an understanding of the wider determinants of health, including social, educational, economic and environmental factors and their impact on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
- Be able to manage and prioritise their own caseload and provide personalised support to children and young people, using a range of Goal Based Outcomes and Routine Outcome Measures
- Be able to provide a culturally sensitive service, by supporting people from all backgrounds and communities, respecting children and young people's lifestyles and diversity.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.
WORKPLACE OFFER: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.
Flexibility

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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