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Grimsby
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Compass Go
Advertising Salary
£28,395 - £35,126 p.a.
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

Compass GO… Mental Health Support Team (MHST) will ensure Children and Young People (CYP) access the right early help, in the right setting removing duplication and preventing CYP/families being ‘bounced’ in-between services.

The service will support children, young people and families providing extra capacity for early intervention support within school and college settings. The three core elements that the MHSTS will provide are:

  • Evidence based interventions for mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing issues
  • Support designated senior mental health leads in each setting
  • Provide timely advice to school and college staff

The service will develop innovative methods to make a real difference to the lives of young people.

With appropriate supervision, you will work as an autonomous and responsible practitioner within the scope of  local job description, to engage in the activities listed below and to use the acquired skills, knowledge and abilities to deliver a service based within education settings that builds on and reinforces but does not replace those initiatives that already exist within these environments.

About You

  • Delivering evidence-based intervention for children and young people in education setting with mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Helping children and young people within these settings who present with more severe problems to rapidly access more specialist services
  • Supporting and facilitating staff in education settings to identify and where appropriate manage issues related to mental health and wellbeing
  • Working with and within education environments to afford better access to specialist mental health services
  • Be a suitably qualified Education Mental Health Practitioner
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with children
  • Ability to carry out 1:1 therapeutic mental health interventions with families
  • Ability to work within educational settings to increase mental health awareness within staff group
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments of children and young people
  • Ability to make an assessment of risk and to record and communicate it appropriately
  • Ability to take appropriate action to mitigate or manage risk
  • Knowledge of capacity and consent issues including Gillick competence
  • Knowledge of educational environments
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues

About Us

 
We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 27 days’ holiday + bank holidays, rising to 32 days over time
  • Life assurance at 2 x basic salary
  • Generous Contributory Pension Scheme (14.3% employer contribution) 
  • Family-friendly policies
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme and OH service
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Annual performance / salary review
If you are interested in this role, please apply as soon as possible as we may decide to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received.

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