Centrepoint - Mental Health Advisor (x2)

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Job Title: 
Mental Health Advisor
Category: 
Advice and information
Salary: 
£25,848 per annum
Location: 
Manchester
Recruitment Type: 
External
Deadline: 
Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 12:00

In the role of a Mental Health Advisor in the Health and Wellbeing Team, you will be providing one-to-one interventions for young people, who are supported by Centrepoint, with serious mental health problems, suicidal ideation or self-harm. Moreover, in this role you will be providing guidance and consultation to staff in respect of young people with mental health difficulties.

You will have substantial experience of working with homeless or vulnerable young adults aged 16-25 in a mental health setting. You will also have a relevant Professional qualification at a minimum of degree level in the field of mental health (e.g. RMN, Dip SW or equivalent) including relevant professional registration (i.e. HCPC).

As part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside other health practitioners, you will undertake comprehensive assessments of young people’s health needs, risks and vulnerabilities. Your experience of managing a caseload of young people will mean you excel at working in partnership with Centrepoint colleagues, partner organisations, and local services to ensure that young people receive the right level of support to meet their mental, emotional and physical health needs. As a result, you will need a good working knowledge of primary healthcare and public mental health initiatives, and be keen to learn new skills.

You will be an experienced individual who thrives in an environment and culture of innovation and professionalism and who wish to make a real, enduring and sustainable difference to the lives of the some of the most vulnerable young people that Centrepoint support.

Working hours for this role include 1 – 2 evenings per week (up to 8pm).

Due to the nature of the client group, one of these vacancies will require a Male worker. This is an occupational requirement for the role.

The posts are for 1 year.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 31 May 2018.

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