We are looking for a dynamic Primary Mental Health Worker to join our friendly and established team. We are attached to all schools and colleges in Brighton and Hove and work closely with colleagues in linked services, offering a range of support to young people and families across Brighton and Hove
Fixed term for: 12 months to cover a secondment
Interview date: Thursday 4th November
For an informal discussion, please contact Linsey McGill - Schools Wellbeing Team Lead at Linsey.Mcgill@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
As a Primary Mental Health Worker within the Schools Wellbeing Service, you will be undertaking mental health assessments and offering a range of therapeutic interventions to support young people across Brighton and Hove. You will be offering consultations, advice and training to school professionals in aspects of mental health and wellbeing. You will also be offering consultation and support to parents/carers.
We are an established and collaborative team who share and co-develop offers to be delivered into schools.
Please note: As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours a week or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce..