Base: Telford Langley Academy or Severnfields, Shrewsbury
Full-Time: 37.5 per week
Pay scale: Band 6
Contract: Permanent

We are assembling a team of enthusiastic and experienced professionals to help develop the Specialist Young People and Families Mental Health provision. These Community Mental Health practitioner posts will join our existing Multi-Disciplinary team of professionals, headed by the Service Manager, Operational Leads and Clinical Leads, in developing our Specialist Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHWB) Service (recently renamed ‘Bee U’ by local young people). The BeeU EHWB service is a partnership between Midland Partnership Foundation Trust, The Children’s Society, Kooth and Healios, all working together for the interests of children and young people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

There will be scope for creativity in this team, to develop evidence based interventions, to think systemically and work collaboratively with children, young people and families, informed by the local Transformation Plan, Future in Mind and the THRIVE framework. It really is time to think differently and creatively about how we can help more children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. You will be supported by some very lovely people in all parts of our service and the wider partnership.

The Specialist Young People and Families Mental Health Service respond quickly to those children and young people referred with urgent and high-risk mental health needs, and provide collaborative, effective, evidence based interventions at the right time with the right person. This team works within a multi-disciplinary framework, and closely with other pathways and colleagues to ensure smooth transitions take place, which includes transitions to adult services or alternative specialist providers.

If you are an appropriately qualified and experienced professional with a genuine passion and enjoyment for working as a team, in addition to helping children, young people and their families, then please do get in touch. Experience of working well in teams is essential but so too is being an all-round special sort of person.

You MUST be a fully registered Nurse, Social Worker or Allied Health Care Professional with appropriate mental health experience to apply.

We respect and are interested in skills and experience, but we are also keen to embrace and develop the principles within the CYPIAPT, Future in Mind and the Thrive framework as well as the Trust’s Values. Whilst it will be challenging, you will have the chance to help shape the new vision for the service and be part of something exciting from an early stage.