Mental Health in Schools Practitioner

Northpoint Wellbeing are an independent charity which provides a range of wellbeing services. The organisation provides part of the Calderdale Open Minds Partnership and have been commissioned to deliver part of Calderdale CAMHS since 2014. They have recently received funding to expand our innovative mental health in schools project.

The aim of the project is to develop a skilled workforce. The practitioner will not hold a clinical caseload but will work alongside school staff to equip them with the tools and resources to help students and families manage the emotional impact of transition from primary to secondary school (years 5 & 6).

The role will be flexible and varied. It will include the provision of training, advice and guidance. Staff in schools will be supported to implement strategies, make appropriate referrals, develop their approach to wellbeing, and improve outcomes for young people.

The role will largely be school based and will link closely with Northpoint’s skilled, supportive and friendly team. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced mental health professional (ideally with experience of working with schools) who wants to be involved in shaping an innovative new project and help to improve the lives of young people in Calderdale.

The job description, person specification, information sheet and application form for the role can be accessed via the NHS Jobs website: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915747940 . For an informal discussion about the role after reading through the job documents, please call Joe Hanney on 07981 873 758 or email joe.hanney@northpoint.org.uk.

This is a rolling recruitment process which will end when a suitable candidate is appointed. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply quickly. Applications can only be made via the NHS Jobs website.

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