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Youth Mental Health Worker

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 Worker 
Post no:
Working base: Milton Keynes 
Hours: 2, 3 or 5 evenings per week (12.25hrs, 18.25hrs or 30.25hrs) (Flexible 16:00 – 22:00 across Mon – Sun) 
Contract: Permanent 
Salary: £24,088 per annum FTE (£7,775.08, £11,881.24 or £19,693.57 per annum actual)

About the Youth Crisis Service
Our Client's Young Person’s Crisis Service offers a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment outside of normal school hours for those aged 14 – 17 who feel in mental distress or crisis. 

About the Role
The Youth Mental Health Worker will support young people aged 14-18 to deescalate crisis and improve their mental health and wellbeing, through focussed 1:1s and structured crisis interventions. The role will involve assessing needs and offering one-to-one support to service users to enable them to begin the process of improving their mental health and well-being and to provide clarity on services and pathways available in the area. The role will be part of a larger Young Person's Crisis team made up of Youth Mental Health Workers, Managers and volunteers.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people (under 18) with mental health issues, experience of assessing level of need and experience working in a team or small service.

Service Delivery

  • Deliver crisis focussed 1:1s and ensure outcomes which supports young people experiencing a mental health crisis in line with this cahrity’s agreed crisis service and requirements as well as contract requirements.
  • Assessing need and suitability for the service in line with the access to services process, and undertaking 1:1s.
  • Contribute to maintaining an effective volunteer workforce for the service in line with the organisation’s HR policies, procedures and guidance (workload planning and support).
  • Carry out health and safety and cash handling in line with the organisation’s policies, procedures and guidance.
  • Carry out health and safety responsibilities as directed by the Team Leader in line with the organisation’s Health & Safety policies, procedures and guidance (risk assessments, reviews, reporting, safeguarding, incidents/accidents, premises).
  • Carry out responsibilities as directed by the Team Leader for the collection, updating, monitoring and reporting of service data in line with contract and systems requirements and procedures.


  • 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 Tuesday 14th 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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