Primary Care Mental Health Worker

July 2021

Could you make a difference to local people? West Sussex Mind are looking for a Primary Care Mental Health Worker/Lead Worker to join our successful service based in GP surgeries across Worthing and Adur. This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team who work together to support individuals with mental health needs.

Salary: £24,492 - £28,567.50 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week (£12.56 - £14.65 per hour)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Worthing & Adur

The successful applicant will provide recovery focused 1:1 sessions, assessments and risk assessments as a Pathfinder Primary Care Mental Health Worker (PPCMHW). The role will also involve managing a caseload, working within a team managed by WS Mind and building a rapport with the GP surgery/surgeries that they’re based in.

If appointed at the higher level, the role will include Lead Worker duties in addition to the duties of a PPCMHW or Children & Young Persons Social Prescriber, this includes taking on the supervision, support and development of some of the staff team, and supporting the manager with any future recruitment. Please see the Job Description, Person Specification and Competencies for further details.

The role of Lead Worker is a new and exciting additional role within the service. During this recruitment drive we’ll be looking for an individual or individuals, who will have the necessary skills to fulfil the needs of a grade 3 position, with the hope to also appointment someone at a grade 4 to pick up the role as Lead Worker.

As well as having experience of working with individuals with mental health needs, you will demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for recovery focused mental health work and be a strong team player. You will be able to work independently using your own initiative and be able to contribute to the development of the service.

Applicants must have a full UK driving licence and an independent means of transport in order to fulfil the role covering Arun and supporting team members in other locations (mileage will be paid for travel beyond agreed base).

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

Please email completed applications to:

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.

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 6th August 2021

Interview dates: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th August 2021

Application form

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Guidance notes

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Competency framework

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Job description

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Equal opportunity monitoring form

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