Mental Health Support Worker
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
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Alliance are the leading independent provider of mental health and psychological wellbeing services across Teesside and the North East. With a growing workforce of 160 committed and enthusiastic staff we deliver quality driven evidence-based therapies and support to over 20,000 people each year. Commissioned through the Tees Valley CCG’s and overseen through the Mental Health & Learning Disability Partnership we lead both on the delivery of IMPACT on Teesside and the Hartlepool and Stockton National Trailblazer for Mental Health Support Teams. We do this through our commitments to working collaboratively with partners, including third sector organisations, local authorities, educational settings and other health and social care providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for those who need our support. We also provide more specialist support in particular areas that have been funded from elsewhere. We have a successful and developing employee support and wellbeing service, that provides unique support to the public and private sector across the North East.
Our team is leading on the transformation of local children’s mental health and wellbeing services and delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in a range of educational and community settings.
At Alliance, we encourage and supports opportunities for further training and development.
Main duties of the job
You will share our service vision and organisation values for understanding and meeting the different needs of individuals, families, and communities across Teesside. We are a strong well-established team who are supportive and friendly. Our ethos is ensuring we provide support for our staff, including their development as we grow our service.
This is a great time to join Alliance, where our team is leading on the transformation of local children’s mental health and wellbeing services and delivering psychological support and emotional well-being services in a range of educational and community settings. We support a whole school/college approach to improving mental health and wellbeing. We also provide psychological therapies to children and families with multiple and complex needs.
The successful candidates will work across a range of educational and community-based settings.
For an informal chat about this post, please contact Kaye Hooker at CYPFamilies@alliancepsychology.com
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 13th December 2021
Interviews will be held on the: Friday 17th December 2021
You must have right to work in the UK as we are currently unable to offer working visa opportunities.
Alliance offers first rate training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate), 38 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, EAP health scheme and a 3% contributory pension scheme.
Alliance Psychological Services follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of clients. Please note that due to the nature of the duties of these roles, an enhanced criminal records disclosure will be sought in the event of a successful application. Alliance Psychological Services Limited is committed to promoting equal opportunities in our employment practice and service delivery. We are signatories to the Mindful Employers Charter. Alliance also has Investors in People status and is a Living Wage employer.
The Post Holder will offer clinical and administrative support to Alliance’s Children and Young People and Families (CYPF) Psychological Therapies Service. They will contribute to assessments, waiting list management and CYPF support in collaboration with other members of the team, providing self-help support and signposting to a range of partner agencies.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To work as a member of the Children and Young People and Families (CYPF) team:
- To create and maintain effective working relationships within the CYPF Team.
- To provide support to CYPF waiting to begin treatment including maintaining regular contact and providing information on other sources of help, including guided self-help.
- To offer advice and support to CYPF in relation to appropriate referral pathways for emotional wellbeing and mental health needs and signpost accordingly.
- To liaise effectively with specialist CaMHS services and voluntary sector organisations and services
- To attend team meetings and relevant briefing sessions relating to service developments.
- To assist in the development and promotion of the service.
To provide a range of therapeutic interventions
- To inform CYP assessments with parent, carer and professional information.
- To deliver guided self-help and identify suitable self-help resources to support CYPF waiting for an intervention.
- To work within an appropriate time framework.
- To make appropriate onward referrals following initial assessment for CYPF requiring other services, including statutory and voluntary agencies.
To provide a professional and ethical service
- To maintain appropriate records including all required assessment and evaluation tools.
- To undertake relevant Continuing Professional Development activities both as required for the purposes of continued professional accreditation or registration and as identified through Alliance’s Professional Development and Appraisal System.
- To undertake an appropriate amount of clinical supervision from a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
- To operate within agreed Alliance and professional guidelines and Codes of Practice.
- To ensure a safe and secure working environment for self and others and to act as necessary within Health and Safety and other guidelines.
- Responsible for safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children & young people at all times and operating within local policies and procedures.
- Taking appropriate safeguarding action to protect children & young people at risk of significant harm.
- To identify and support families in accessing Early Help Services
- To share appropriately information with parents/carers or other agencies regarding the child’s wellbeing and progress keeping within the boundaries of Confidentiality and Information sharing protocols.
This job description is designed to identify principal responsibilities only. The post holder is required to be flexible in developing the role in accordance with changes in Alliance’s organisational objectives and priorities.
DBS Check required (level of disclosure): Enhanced
Other Skills and Qualities
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Alliance Psychological Services Limited
For help with your application, contact:
26 November 2021
£19,000 to £20,500 a year