Horsham, West Sussex
Littlehampton, West Sussex
West Sussex
£28,855 per year (pro rata)
Part-time, Temporary, Fixed Term until 31 October 2021 Contract
Job description



Triage Low Intensity Psychological Interventions Practitioner

West Sussex – location to be confirmed

Fixed Term until 31 October 2021

30 Hours per week

£28,855 per annum (pro-rata)

£23,395 per annum (actual)


YMCA Dialogue is a multi-modality therapeutic service working with 11-18 year olds experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties across West Sussex. This exciting opportunity is part of a wider strategy to increase access to evidence-based interventions to children and young people exhibiting mental health difficulties in the pathway in Sussex. We work closely with CAMHs, the local authority and a range of voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver effective short-term therapeutic interventions.


The post-holder will work within the Dialogue service primarily managing the triage of referrals into the service, based on a stepped care service model, and providing Low Intensity Psychological Interventions to a small caseload. The post holder will lead in undertaking telephone calls to assess the level of risk, give appropriate risk management advice and action in in line with YMCA DLG policies and procedures. The post will also co-ordinate the flow of assessments into an allocations meeting, reviewing treatment recommendations in line with service eligibility criteria, evidence-based practice, and in line with your specialist modality.


The post holder will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary and should be committed to equal opportunities.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.


YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Closing date for applications: Friday 4th December 2020 at 9am


Interview date: 12 December 2020


When submitting your application please save your application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit your application as a Word document where or PDF (we cannot accept Pages) via email.

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Posted on: 10 November 2020
Closed date: 04 December 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker