Children & Young People's Social Prescribing Worker in Chanctonbury

September 2022

Are you passionate about young people's mental health work and looking for a development opportunity or new challenge?

Hours: Full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £ 25,740 per annum (Grade 3)

GP practices want to significantly improve the support they offer patients, with a specific focus on children and young people with mental health problems and are working in partnership with West Sussex Mind to achieve this by funding a service which is based in practices across Billingshurst, Henfield, Steyning and Storrington.

For this role we are looking for individuals with relevant mental health work experience, experience with working with children and young people and ideally a relevant qualification (perhaps as a counsellor, teacher, social worker, nurse, PWP, youth worker, family, housing or advice worker) who have a passion and interest in this area.

As a Children & Young Person’s Social Prescriber you will see children and young people who are referred into the service via their GP. The service will offer support to identify what they need and help them to work on these issues, through support planning and a goal focused approach. Occasions may also arrive where support and information is offered to the caregiver of the young person.

The service will also involve having an awareness of local support that’s available to young people and their families, such as EarlyHelp, CAMHS and other young person services. You will be able to take a holistic and flexible approach in your work with individuals supporting around both social and psychological issues that arise. You may also run practice based groups and well-being sessions where these needs are identified.

Applicants must have a full UK driving license and an independent means of transport in order to fulfil the role covering Henfield, Steyning Storrington and Henfield. (mileage will be paid for travel beyond agreed base).  

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to applying, please email: adam.howell@westsussexmind.org to arrange this.

Please find below an application form, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and equal opportunity monitoring form.  

Closing Date: Monday 26th September 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 29th September 2022

Please email completed applications to: recruitment@westsussexmind.org.

Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must therefore be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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