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Primary Mental Health Worker - PMH (PO4)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£39,774 - £42,684
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
09/10/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Primary Mental Health Post 

Waltham Forest is a vibrant East London Borough rich in arts and culture; being home to the William Morris Museum and Leyton Orient Football Club and recently securing the first London Borough of Culture Award.  We have a diverse community and are one of the fastest growing boroughs in London.  We are seeking a skilled and experienced primary mental health worker registered with professional body UKCP / BACP.

You will be able to deliver effective interventions to support practitioners with managing emotional, mental health and wellbeing issues. You will be able to offer guidance and support to practitioner as part of the practice support groups across services. This includes one to one clinical support to our children looked after and young people

The Waltham Forest children’s social care was rated as Good in our recent Ofsted inspection. They also found ‘Leaders have made strong progress to establish a resilient, sustainable and child-focused service’ and judged the overall leadership of children’s social care as Outstanding. 

The service is committed to providing a high quality support and guidance to children looked after and care leavers to enable them to achieve their full potential on their journey through care into adulthood.    At the centre of our service delivery is ‘Relationships making the difference’ and we ensure that practitioners have the skills, training, supervision and support to enable them to build effective relationships with children and young people they are supporting with the recent Ofsted inspection determining that the workforce ‘feel supported and report that managers and leaders are easily accessible and approachable’.

Join us and you will help us to become a centre of excellence and best practice, building on the strong foundations we have laid. In return for your hard work, we will give you the time and active support you need to make a difference. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop our practice, and means you will be encouraged to share ideas, bring about positive change and strive to continuously improve outcomes for our vulnerable children and their families. 

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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