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Youth Mental Health Navigator

Our client, a Mental Health Charity, works across their communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, th yoffer a number of activities from their wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and their aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Job title: Youth Mental Health Navigator 
Post no: 595 
Working base: Bedford
Hours: 27.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 21:00 hours to be agreed).
Salary: £23,800 Per Annum FTE (Actual Salary £17,689.19 per annum

About the Service
The Youth Mental Health Navigator supports young people who have been referred to the CAMHS front door/single point of access. These young people may have accessed medical, clinical or emergency services prior to being referred to our client's charitable organisation. The service is suitable for people who have mental health / wellbeing needs but are not felt to be at immediate risk of suicide.

About the Role
This role will provide individualised, one to one support to young people, aged 14-17 who are currently experiencing difficulty with their mental health and wellbeing. 

This post holder will be working closely with clinical colleagues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team offering hybrid in person and online support. The post holder will also be responsible for the development of pathways which enables young people to access services offered by the Voluntary and Community sector.

The post holder will ensure they have a good understanding of the services on offer by the Voluntary and Community sector, and other agencies, and will work with individuals to help them access services of their choice. 

The Youth Mental Health Navigator will offer mental health and wellbeing support in a safe and enabling service, supporting young people to explore their challenges and identify positive mental health coping strategies, resilience skills, distress tolerance and a solution focused approach to recovery that will help to future proof against potential repeated incidences of poor mental health. 


  • 25 days (pro rata) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Auto-enrolment NEST pension scheme (employer contributes 3%, employee contributes 5%)
  • Health Plan with a wide variety of benefits
  • Discounts available through Blue Light Card & Tickets for Good
  • In-house and external Learning and Development as appropriate for the role.
  • Flexible Working On request (in line with the organisation's policy on Right to Request Flexible Working)

If you have a passion for working in mental health and possess the required skills, they would love to hear from you.

Closedown: 5pm on 13 May 2024 
Please note: The right is reserved to close this advert early if enough suitable applicants apply.
Start date: ASAP


To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application for this position.

Our client has been committed to the Mindful Employer charter and the Disability Confident Employer Scheme since 2008.

Please note: This charity follows Safer Recruitment practices and they are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Therefore all their roles are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

No agencies please.

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