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Emotional Health Worker

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £28,226 to £33,486 pro rata per annum (Grade H)
Council Offices, West Street House, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Part Time
22.2 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
27/05/2022 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing?

Do you have the skills and interest to work in schools, health and community settings developing prevention and early intervention support for children, young people and families?

We are looking for an outstanding person to join our team. The Emotional Health Academy is West Berkshire's innovative early help service for children and young people with emerging emotional & mental health difficulties.

As one of our Emotional Health Workers you will be providing early intervention support to children and young people in schools and the wider community. You will focus on building resilience and strength-based skills, using evidenced based interventions in accordance with NICE guidelines. The desired applicant will also have experience using parent and family centred approaches.

What do you need?

  • First degree in psychology or a relevant degree.
  • Experience working with children and young people.

- Knowledge of evidenced informed child and adolescent mental health, and wider determinants of health and wellbeing.

You need to be:

  • Flexible and open to innovative service delivery.
  • An advocate of community based approaches to emotional wellbeing.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced about safeguarding and risk.
  • Organised and IT literate.
  • Able to support and advise others, taking the lead when appropriate.
  • Reflective, analytical and decisive.
  • A good listener, communicator and trainer.
  • Have specific skills, interests or expertise that you can offer to the role.

This role is a permanent contract at 22.2hours (3 days a week).

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.

Please contact Chin Braun on 07979412707 for an informal discussion about this role.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form. 

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