Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Practitioners

Job Title: Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Practitioners
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon
Salary: £37,842 - £39,774
Job Published: July 23, 2020 09:07

Job Description

Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Practitioners – Grade 11 (£37,842 - £39,774)

Part-time – 18 hours per week pro rata’d (Salary based on 36 hours)

About Croydon:

Working for Croydon, you will have the opportunity to be part of a newly developed clinical service, which is innovative and dynamic. 

We are looking for mental health practitioners to join our clinical service at a time of exciting and positive changes.  Working alongside our Senior Clinician, you will be leading on developing a clinical service within our Early Help service. We are keen to ensure that our clinical services are bespoke, flexible and offer timely responses. We wish to recruit mental health practitioners who will work within our locality based provisions offering interventions to children, families and care networks in treating children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs. We are keen to recruit mental health practitioners who are open to outreach working practices; holding in mind the importance of well-being through relational practices, an understanding of social conditions and power.

We have a clear practice framework which privileges relationship based practice as a medium for change and we have invested in a whole systems approach to systemic training for all staff. 

Nana Bonsu (Head of Systemic, Clinical Practice and Adolescent Services) and Nick Pendry (Director of Early Help and Children’s Services) will be hosting a webinar for prospective applicants to hear about the clinical services in Croydon. This will be an opportunity for you to also ask questions about the roles advertised.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 11th August, 10:00am - 10:45am. You can access the link here

Please note: You will need access to MS Teams.  If you do not have this already, it is free to create an account.

About you:

You will have an appropriate qualification and perhaps working towards a completion of a qualification in a specific model of treatment.  You will have an ability to work in diverse ways with this cohort of children and young people, carers and networks. You will be creative, being able to support this service area using a multitude of skills at your disposal. Alongside the senior clinician, you will be responsible for the creation, provision and governance of a clinical service within Early Help. You will be able you to use your experience and training to effect positive outcomes for children and young people.  You will be keen to practice privileging the importance of relationships, effectively engaging with our residents, partners, managers, social worker and practitioners; ensuring that our children and young people do not experience a number of placement changes. 

About us:

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, specialist CPD and much more. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nana Bonsu, Head of Service for Systemic, Clinical Practice and Adolescent Services on 07732 072 434 for an informal discussion. 

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Closing date – Monday 31 August 2020 

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this role, please click here

Closing date:  Monday 31 August 2020