YOS Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/07/2019 12:00
£32029 - 35934
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Employment Location:
Northumberland Adolescent Service
Closing date:
30 Jul
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
The Youth Offending Service is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a range of professionals. The Youth Justice Board require the YOS to provide a range of services. The YOS is also measured by the Youth Justice Board against key performance indicators which include reducing re-offending, custody rates and first time entrants. We also have local targets in relation to restorative justice, education / training / employment and accommodation. The service is directed by the YOS management Board.

The role
We have a position available within Youth Offending Service as an Emotional Health and Well-being Worker. The worker will receive referrals from Youth Offending and Northumberland Adolescent services workers for young people who require an emotional well-being or mental health provision.

An element of the role is to provide consultation, training and support to Youth Offending Service workers & other staff within Northumberland Adolescent Service in relation to young people’s emotional well-being and mental health. The role requires working with hard to reach young people and therefore a flexible and agile approach is needed. You will hold a small caseload and the role will mainly involve direct work with young people and their families/carers.

The Youth offending service work with young people subject to bail and remand, custodial sentences, statutory court orders and out-of-court disposal. Northumberland Youth Offending Service are developing new ways of working with young people who have suffered trauma and had adverse childhood experiences. The role will be key to this.

Applicant should have the relevant professional mental health qualification and have experience of working with hard to reach young people and their families. Some experience of the youth justice/criminal justice system would be an advantage as would an ability to work as an independent specialist mental health worker in a multi-agency team. We are looking for someone familiar with adopting a flexible and creative approach to a challenging client group and who is enthusiastic, confident and self motivated.

The team works closely with colleagues within Adolescent Services and other related professionals from the social work locality teams, health and education. The work is guided by the Youth Justice Board case management guidance and National Standards.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join Northumberland Adolescent Services to work with young people who present with a range of complex needs.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £32029
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
assessment skills
report writing
planning and intervention skills
direct work with young people
multi-agency work
specialist emotional well-being and mental health provision

Please note that successful applicants will be contacted on the telephone number they have provided

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact John Lathaen Team Manager 07557847279 . john.lathaen@northumberland.gov.uk or Katrina Fox 07826904779 / Katrina.fox@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.u

Please note
This job is closed for applications.