Parental Mental Health Worker

April 2021

Could you make a difference to local parents? West Sussex Mind are looking for a parental mental health worker for our successful Families in Mind service which operates in Adur, Worthing and Arun. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small and passionate team supporting local parents of young children.

Salary: £12.56 per hour, £16,981.12 (full time salary £24,492.00)

Hours: 26 hours per week

Location: Arun and Worthing

Temporary Contract - two months with potential extension for maternity cover

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

As a mental health worker, you will develop relationships with community groups and services working with families. You will plan and deliver face-to-face and virtual group sessions to support positive mental health and well-being of parents. You will also offer recovery focused face-to-face, telephone and video calls on an individual basis to parents.

There is some flexibility in the hours and days worked and the role could be delivered in school hours (we would be interested to receive applications from individuals able to work some hours on an evening or a weekend).

The successful candidates will need to be able to travel to sites across the area and there may be some specified hours of work.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kim Anthony on 07984 745521 or email or Kate Scales on 07931 264250 or email

Please email your completed applications to:

Please clearly express your available hours on your application form.

The vacancy will close when we have received a sufficient number of applications so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

Closing date: Friday 30th April at 5.0

Closing date: Wednesday 5th May at 9:00am

Interview date: Friday 14th May