Mental Health Practitioner (SafeZones) - 42nd Street

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Published date: 
Friday, 24th July 2020

The post-holder will work within an innovative, partnership lead mental health provision alongside partners from The Children’s Society and Manchester Youth Zone, supporting children and, young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.

You will deliver de-escalation and resilience building, solution focussed, integrated emotional wellbeing and mental health support to 11–18-year olds from Manchester and Salford. The post-holder will work within Factory Youth Zone (SafeZone). However, there may be times when you will support SafeZones in other areas of Greater Manchester. The SafeZone operates 8am – 8pm, 365 days per year so the postholder must be able to work evenings and weekends including some Bank holidays on a rota basis.

The role will include ‘meet and greet’ duties into the safe zones, providing care and crisis intervention, delivering 1-1 therapeutic support in line with the therapy framework outlined within the Greater Manchester mental health crisis pathway. This will include supporting young people to access self-help and support systems in the community contributing to individualised care-plans and packages.

Salary: NJC Pts. 18 – 28 (£24,313 - £31,371) p.a. (pro rata)

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week 

Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2021 (with potential extension, subject to funding)

Annual Leave: 27 days per annum (pro rata) 

Contributory pension scheme available. 

Location: Setting based in Manchester Youth Zone  with time spent at 42ndStreet main base as appropriate 

Closing date: 10am, Monday 10 August 2020

Interview date: 19 August 2020

For an application pack: Click here to download the application pack. Alternatively, send a 90p sae to 42ndStreet, The Space, 87-91 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AG.

If you require an application pack in a particular format, please email us at: Emailed applications are welcome.

If you wish to discuss the role, please contact: Karina Nyananyo on 07511 044473.