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We are recruiting !

We have 3 new opportunities for our exciting new project in the Harlow Area

Following on from the government’s green paper Dec 2017 ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision.’ Mind in West Essex is part of an exciting national
‘Trailblazer’ programme.

Our Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Mental Health Support Team is working with children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and working with schools and colleges to develop the support they offer the whole school community and strengthen the links between education, health services and families in Harlow.


Children & Young Peoples Mental Health Support Team Manager

37 hours a week , £37,570 (Band 7)

Purpose of the job

The post holder will provide operational management of the Harlow Children and Young People’s Mental Health Support Team. 

You will lead the development of the West Essex Trailblazer team and in doing so work closely with the other Trailblazer teams the Hertfordshire and West Essex STP. 

You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the promotion of the service within the local community and for overseeing the development of our relationship with schools and colleges. 

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Children & Young Peoples Mental Health Support Team Practitioner/Supervisor

37 hours a week, £30,401 (Band 6 Initial rate)

Purpose of the job

The post holder will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild – moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will use evidence-based therapeutic models. Low intensity, early interventions will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, and colleges). The work will also include training for education professionals and developing the team’s ability to serve the needs of the whole school community including children and young person’s caregivers.  

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for managing and providing clinical supervision to other team members. These team members will be (trainees during year one) Educational Mental Health Practitioners, who will be undertaking their placements within the team and who will deliver group and individual low intensity CBT interventions to children and young people.  As part of this programme, you will need to be successful in your application to receive training in supervision, provided by University College of London (UCL), to support this area of your work. Note, successful completion of this training is a requirement for this role.

You will work with CYP and families from different cultural backgrounds, using interpreters when necessary, and should be committed to equal opportunities.  You will also work closely with colleagues and partners in the Local Authority, CAMHS, education settings where interventions are being delivered and other relevant mental health providers.  

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Children & Young Peoples Mental Health Support Team Administrator

37 hours a week, £21,089 (Band 4)

Purpose of the Job:

The post holder will provide comprehensive, professional and effective administrative support to the Harlow Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Support team.

He/she will play a vital part in the success of the project as they will have a key role in the coordination of team members and coordination of the relationships with schools in addition to being a first point of call for the service. 

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For all of these job opportunities please send the completed application packs to [email protected]  by the closing date of 26th September 2019 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1st October 2019.


Trainer wanted!

We are looking for an occasional hours person to join our training team to deliver a variety of courses based on mental health. If you can fulfil the following we would like to hear from you:

  • Have Mental Health First Aid accreditation or an appropriate qualification such as PTTLS or similar.
  • Have training or experience of working in mental health (such as psychology/counselling/PWP etc).
  • Have flexible availability and be willing to travel ideally anywhere in England (with possible overnight stays) or at least 80mile radius of London.

If you are interested please email Mike Ellen on [email protected]

You do not need to send the application below through, please express your interest to Mike directly.


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