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Mental Health Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Mental Health Practitioner

Up to £40,000

As a mental health practitioner, you will play an important role in delivering a needs-led professional service, ensuring that vulnerable children benefit from the best possible outcomes during their time with us. This is an exciting time to join A Wilderness Way as we are currently growing our clinical and therapeutic team.

Join us and you can expect:

•    Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February.

•    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service.

•    Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme.

•    Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend.

•    Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension.

•    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success.

•    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships. 

•    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary.

•    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees.

Your Role and Responsibilities as a Mental Health Practitioner:

•    Reporting to the Clinical Team Manager, you will undertake assessments of children and provide appropriate therapeutic interventions and advice to the children and teams.

•    Ensure that the clinical work is determined by best evidence available, displays clear and logical structure in its implementation and is subject to reflection and evaluation.

•    Attend and contribute to clinical supervision.

•    Liaise and when necessary, work with other professionals involved with children and their families/carers, from agencies such as Health, Social Services, Education, Voluntary Services.

•    Proactively remain up to date and professionally accountable to the relevant regulatory body code of conduct

•    Play an active part in the clinical assessment and decision making around children presenting in mental health crisis.

Key Qualities we look for:

•    Relevant qualification and registration.

•    Specialist knowledge and experience of trauma-informed working with children and of crisis intervention 

•    A range of therapeutic interventions relating to mental health and emotional well-being.

•    Excellent communication skills.

•    Experience of crisis intervention.

•    A full, valid, UK driving licence and access to your own transport.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have a commitment to safeguarding children. We follow Safer Recruitment practices. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary background checks, governed by regulation, including obtaining an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS), Access NI, or Disclosure Scotland.

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