About Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind
This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a fast growing and dedicated team supporting the wellbeing of communities across West London.
We’re here to make sure that everyone suffering with a mental health problem gets the help they need to recover. We listen, support recovery, fight stigma and work with partners to take action. We provide services for adults, children and young people, signposting for everyone and training and consultancy for employers.
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified CYP mental health practitioner with experience of working systemically (working parent and carers) to work within a multi-disciplinary, children and young people’s Mental Health within the voluntary sector. The HFEH MIND youth services offers services to increase and improve emotional wellbeing and mental health provision within education settings and within local community settings for 5-25 year olds. You will have the opportunity to also work alongside a successful Trailblazer site, which has emerged out of the government’s December 2017 plans: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.
The successful candidate will also have an exciting opportunity to be part of a new pilot project done in partnership with other local MINDS and the Brandon centre. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of a support group for parents/carers of children and young people aged 11-16 who are on the waiting list for specialist mental health services (CAMHS). These young people will be considered to be in mental health distress and struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation or self-harm. The parent support group will involve some psychoeducation around young people’s mental health, some strategies around how to best support their children/teenagers and a facilitated peer support element. Mind partners will be responsible for co-facilitating the group with the successful candidate and doing outreach work with parents to link them into local support. The successful candidate for this post will use their clinical and therapeutic skills to co-deliver the group with the Mind partners and assess and report any escalation in risk to the specialist mental health service that the CYP is on the waiting list.
You will lead on the expansion of our HFEH MIND digital and onsite parent support provision and offers e.g., development of peer parent support groups, coffee mornings, lunch and learns, parent co-production groups etc.
You will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Low intensity interventions (e.g. CBT guided self-help) will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision and sixth form and further education colleges).
We are an equal opportunities employer; and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.
Post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
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