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Mental Health Practitioner (Fixed Term)

South Cumbria
£27,300- £36,029 FTE
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

Mental Health Practitioner (Fixed Term) (18325)

Contract type: Fixed term

End date: 01/04/2025

Hours: 37

Salary: £27,300 - £36,029 FTE

Closing Date: 15 April 2024

Interview Date: 23rd April 2024

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you have an interest in children and young people's emotional wellbeing? Do you have experience of working in children's therapeutic services?

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to join MyTime South Cumbria as a Mental Health Practitioner, providing support to children and young people aged 5-18 years. Support is delivered face to face or via phone and digital platforms. There will be an emphasis on:

  • Providing a blended approach of digital and face to face sessions
  • Maintaining active engagement on all safeguarding matters
  • Ensuring accurate recording for reporting purposes

Role details:

  • Fixed Term until April 2025
  • Working days: Monday to Friday
  • Working hours: 37
  • The ability to travel across the locality is essential
  • Working in a variety of school and community venues 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about:

  • Children's and Young people's emotional health and wellbeing
  • Improving outcomes for children and young people

The successful candidate must:

  • Have experience of delivering therapeutic support interventions to children and young people
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of children's safeguarding
  • Have an awareness of emotional challenges and how these impact the lives of children and young people
  • Be adaptable and deliver support via multiple methods; face to face, telephone or video call
  • Have excellent note recording, administrative and organisational skills

Additional Information:

You must demonstrate in your application that you currently use the skills outlined above, and in the Job Description/Person Specifications, or have used them previously in employment, education, training, volunteering etc. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Need more information?

If you require any further information about these opportunities, please contact Abigail Lund, South Team Manager 01539 742626 or 07827822065.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible


Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates. 

Our basis and values

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