The Children’s Action Teams in Reading are looking for an experienced Primary Mental Health Worker. You will be working in a multi-professional team including Education Welfare Officers, Family Workers, Youth Workers, Children Centre staff and Educational Psychologists who deliver help and support to children, young people and their families.
Working closely with schools and specialist CAMH services, you will need to have a minimum of three years’ experience working with children or young people with emotional or behavioural problems and their families and undertaking mental health assessments and providing appropriate interventions. You will also be responsible for providing, consultation and liaison with other professionals, training and advice to staff as well as direct work with children, young people with mild-to moderate mental health difficulties (Tier 2) and their families.
A core professional qualification in mental health, psychology, social work or another relevant therapeutic area is required for this role. Registration with an appropriate professional body and evidence of post-registration training, learning and development.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Emma Pereira on 0118 9376545
Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.
Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.
Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
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