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Primary Mental Health Worker - PO4

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£39,774 - £42,684
Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Primary Mental health Worker – Children in Care and Care Leavers

We have transformed the way that we work with our Children in Care and Care Leavers. We have developed a Corporate Parenting Service based on a reflective group supervision model that we call Practice Support Groups. At the heart of our practice are relationships that make the difference to our children and young people’s outcomes. Clinical support to our groups, foster carers and children are an essential ingredient.

You will be an experienced Primary Mental Health Worker with a relevant qualification in mental health, trained and able to deliver evidence based interventions such as CBT, Brief Solution Focused Therapy or other systemic approaches. You will have worked with children and young people in a statutory setting and have an understanding of the issues facing children in care and care leavers. You will be able to deliver these effective interventions that support them with managing emotional, mental health and wellbeing issues. You will have good communication skills and work as part of a team to deliver improved outcomes.

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