Children & Young People's Mental Health Support Team Manager

MIND in West Essex, Harlow
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Job Ref No. ECC421308-6 Position Type: Careworkers Pay Range: 41, 902
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBA  

Job Description

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The Organisation:

Mind in West Essex is a local, independent mental health charity. We affiliate to Mind (the National Association for Mental Health) a charity with which we share common values and principles.

Our vision is for West Essex to be a place where people talk openly and positively about mental health, and where everyone gets the support and respect needed to live well.

Mind in West Essex welcomes applications from people with their own personal experience of mental ill health.

The Service:

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 the national Mental Health Support Team programme.

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) works with children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and works in and with schools and colleges to develop the support they offer to the whole school community and strengthen the links between education, health services and families across Harlow.

Purpose of the Job:

The post holder will provide operational management of the Harlow Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Support Team.
You will lead the development of the Harlow MHST and in doing so work closely with the Epping Forest and Uttlesford MHSTs and other sites across Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Service (ICS). 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. You will support the team to adhere to the principles of the MHST programme and to achieve the programme outcomes. You may also be involved in contributing to support of the wider West Essex MHST Teams (Epping Forest & Uttlesford) when required.

Information about the School

Mind in West Essex is a mental health charity. We are an independent organisation affiliated to Mind (the national association for mental health), an organisation with which we share common values and principles. We support people affected by mental ill health to make positive changes in their lives and to improve their emotional resilience and wellbeing.

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 the national Mental Health Support Team programme.

The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) works with children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and works in and with schools and colleges to develop the support they offer to the whole school community and strengthen the links between education, health services and families in Harlow and Epping Forest.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Kerry Lawson
Wellbeing Centre
10-11 Corner House
Bush Fair, Harlow
Essex, CM18 6NZ
Telephone: 01279 421 308
Email: klawson@mindinwestessex.org.uk