Mental Health Practitioner
Taunton, Somerset, England
- £ 31365.0 - 37890.0 Per year
- Full time
- Job level
- Qualified (non-manager), Newly qualified, Deputy Manager / Senior Staff
- 9 Nov 2020
- 9 Dec 2020
Are you a motivated and passionate individual keen to manage a small caseload of young people with complex needs, with their families/carers, in our therapeutic residential homes?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified Mental Health Practitioner in our expanding Therapy Team. We are looking to further develop our DDP (Diadic Developmental Psychotherapy) practice within our organisation and you will need to be experienced in delivering direct and indirect evidence-based intervention in a dynamic and creative manner.
This an exciting time to be part of the team at 1848. We are a growing organisation committed to safeguarding and positively changing the lives of the young people in our care. We are ambitious for our young people, for our staff and for our organisation. We want to challenge and change the system for young people.
1848 Ltd is an organisation committed to providing support to young people in every step of their journey; from our therapeutically supported residential homes for children and young people to our 16+ transition services.
We offer therapeutically supportive and nurturing residential Children's homes and transition services for young people who may have emotional behavioural disorder problems and/or complex needs. Quite simply, the young people we look after need care, compassion, understanding and patience, the same as any other young person. Our teams have specialist knowledge, expertise and skills in working with young people who have emotional behavioural disorder.
We are looking for an experienced and qualified Mental Health Professional (RMN, Social Work, Occupational Therapy) who is reliable, committed and dedicated with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise their work. You will be required to work alongside colleagues in a multi-disciplinary team and develop relationships across our homes and external agencies to meet the needs of children and families. The ability to adapt communication and intervention styles to meet individual needs is important and you will have knowledge of child development and child protection procedures.
Managing risk and being able to assess mental health presentations in the homes and community is an important part of this role, responding to both urgent and routine, planned and unplanned needs. You will be required to work flexibly across a range of clinical, community and home-based settings to meet the needs of the child, which could include working across evenings and weekends.
You will be responsible for providing open ended therapeutic intervention that is strengths-focused, evidence-based and tailored to meet the needs of the child/young person and their family/carer.
We will support you to reach your full potential by providing you with all the necessary training, guidance and support you need to complete your CPD and supervision responsibilities.
Our Ideal candidates would have had experience working in CAMHS inpatient or community services, Social/Residential Work, Emotional Behavioural Disorder or Youth Work.
Please note for this post candidates will be required to:-
• Hold a valid driving licence.
• Be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure processed by the
Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 pa based on 40 hours per week
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. 1848 is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.
1848 is committed to child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, including supply staff, to share this commitment through exceptional safeguarding practice.
Successful candidates who are invited to interview will be required to complete an application for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check to ensure suitability of working with children. You will also be required to sign up to the online DBS service. As such candidates will need to bring original documents to evidence their identity that will satisfy DBS requirements, ie either a current driving licence or passport including a photograph, or a full birth certificate, plus a document such as a utility bill or financial statement that shows the candidate’s current name and address and where appropriate change of name documentation.
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