Youth Mental Health Worker

May 2023

Are you passionate about children and young people’s mental health? We are looking for an enthusiastic and resilient Youth Mental Health Worker to help us deliver our successful young people’s service, BeOK.

Salary: £13,355.52 (£27,027.00 Full time equivalent )

Hours: 18.5 hours (to be worked across three days)

Contract: Permanent

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per year rising to 27 days after 2 years pro-rata

Location: Littlehampton main base with the expectation to work across Arun District with some travel to our other West Sussex Mind buildings.

West Sussex Mind Values:

Excellence, Equitable, Open, Together, Curious, Unstoppable

Winner of National Mind Anti -Stigma Award 2021


Could you make a difference to local young people? West Sussex Mind are looking for a Youth Mental Health Worker to join our successful young people’s service, BeOK. This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team who work together to support young people aged 16 – 25 years old with mental health needs. Perhaps you have had experience in youth work, school pastoral roles or young people’s housing projects that you can bring to our team?

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and provide recovery focused one-to-one sessions, group support and learning opportunities to young people.
  • Oversee and develop peer led support for service users.
  • Provide outreach into young people’s settings to develop and provide support.
  • Be responsible for line managing a peer support worker and/or volunteers within the service.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of young people’s mental health needs through training or experience and be able to work independently using initiative. As well as demonstrating enthusiasm and passion for recovery focused mental health work, you will be a strong team player willing to work with flexibility and creativity.

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

Please see the Job Description, Person Specification and Competencies for further detail.

How to apply:

Please find below an application form, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and person specification.

If you would like to have an informal discussion prior to applying or have any questions after reading the documents, please email:

Closing date: 1:00pm Wednesday 14th June

Interview date: Thursday 22nd June at our Worthing office

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.

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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Application Form

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Job Description & Person Specification

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Guidance Notes

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Competency Framework

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