Place2Be is the leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff. Place2Be provides mental health support and training for over 600 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of over 350,000 pupils.
About The Role
Fixed Term (until March 2022)
Hours: 13.5hrs p/w
Fixed Days: Wednesday 4 – 8.15pm and Thursday 10- 1pm
Flexible Days: one slot from Monday 3.45- 9.15, Tuesday 3.45pm - 9.15pm or Friday 3.45 – 9.15pm
Location: Essex, RM9 5YX
The Mental Health Lead post offers a unique opportunity to an experienced mental health practitioner to embed Place2Be’s evidence based model into a vibrant East London youth centre. Future Youth Zone gives young people somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. It is a resource for all the young people of Barking and Dagenham and surrounding boroughs to maximise the opportunities available to them.
You will be employed by Place2Be and work in partnership with the charity Onside Youth Zone at their purpose built youth centre. The role of Mental Health Lead will deliver a range of universal and targeted interventions for the young people attending the youth centre such as :
• Therapeutic and psychoeducational group work
• One to one counselling
• Brief structured one to one work
There will also be opportunities to work and support youth centre staff develop their awareness of mental and emotional health via the delivery of training and regular consultations.
We are looking for someone who is able to work autonomously in this setting and embed the Place2Be services within Future Youth Zone so they are seen as part of the fabric of the centre and help reduce the stigma around mental health.
The successful candidate:
Will have a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/ Music therapy) with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the youth environment. Most important of all is your approach; we are an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work so we're looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.
- hold a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/Music Therapy)
- hold a recognised membership of a relevant professional body (BACP / UKCP/NCS/BPS)
- have the ability to deliver training in mental health for children, young people and adults
- experience of safeguarding child protection procedures and policy and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
- understanding of how youth centres work in partnership with clinical practitioners and the importance of these relationship
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice
- develop project plans into sensible, timely actions that meet the expectations of the youth centre
1st Interview: Monday 08th March 2021 ZOOM Video Interview
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
- Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
- Robust Learning and Development Programme
- Contributory Pension Scheme
- Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mobile Phone Discounts (EE Network)
- Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
- Extended Maternity/Paternity Pay
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
To APPLY, please visit our website for more details.