Paid Jobs

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close posts before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended.

Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification for the post you wish to apply for and that your statement in support (section 12 of the application form) reflects this, as your application will be scored against these criteria.

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Referral Administrator

Hours: Thursday and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Salary: £17004 per annum, pro rata

Contract: Permanent Contract

Location: Colchester

An opportunity has arisen to join an energetic and focused Administration Team within our Organisation.

This role will primarily support patients referred by North East Essex GP’s to access appropriate treatment in Primary or Secondary Mental Health Services.

Experience of inputting information onto databases is required along with the collation of data for Monitoring purposes and Contract Reports.

There is responsibility for general administrative duties including reception duties, telephone enquiries and meet and greet with Service Users and Clients.

Providing support to staff and Managers across a diverse range of Services provides variety and versatility within the role.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are vital for the success of the post and a pro-active approach to the Values of the Organisation will be an advantage

For an informal chat about the role, please email d.rudling@mnessexmind.org

To apply for the role please download and complete an application form and return it to our recruitment team at recruitment@mnessexmind.org

Closing Date: 8am Monday 17th August 2020

Interview Date: 26th August 2020

Care Co-ordinator – Sanctuary/Crisis Cafe

Hours: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off (rolling rota) Out of hours 5pm – 1am (These will change to 6pm – 1am when we return to venue/face to face working)

Salary: £30,401 – £34,782 per annum, pro rata

Contract: Fixed term Contract until 31/03/2022

Location: Braintree

We are seeking proactive, dynamic and skilled staff (Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker) to be appointed as a Care Co-ordinator to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary Sanctuary setting (Crisis Café).  Working within the Sanctuary we will help you develop leadership skills, autonomous decision making, and dynamic risk assessment skills.

The Café accepts referrals from the Emergency Services, other professional bodies including self-referrals and is accessible to those living within the localities of Mid, North and West Essex who are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis. The aim of the Sanctuary is to help reduce the number of admissions to A&E for those who have no physical/medical need.

The role will involve working in partnership to ensure that vulnerable people have a safe environment in which to manage their crisis and provide back-up services, where necessary. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a new Service in an area of great need and to contribute to improved out of hours’ provision.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Kerrie Barker on 01206 764600 or email k.barker@mnessexmind.org

To apply for the role please download and complete an application form and return it to our recruitment team at recruitment@mnessexmind.org

Closing Date: 9am Monday 17th August 2020

Interview Date: 28th August 2020

Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – 4 positions

Salary: £21,089 – £23,761 per annum

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Colchester and Travel Expected to University of East Anglia, Norwich

We are currently looking for Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners to join our dedicated, passionate and friendly workforce.

As a Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner you will be expected to work under supervision as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where evidence-based interventions, new ideas, ways of working and supporting children and young people are actively encouraged. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working with children and young people in educational settings. Over the course of the training year, the post-holder will, under supervision, develop knowledge and practice skills to employ a range of evidence based interventions for common mental health problems via direct individual and group support for children, young people and their parents, in line with the university expectations.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner role will:

  • Work closely alongside a team of mental health professionals delivering a wide range of evidence informed interventions, under supervision.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to work directly with children, young people and families.
  • Develop and practice evidence-based skills under supervision to carry out holistic and child-centered mental health assessments, including risk assessments.

The Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner is required to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work at degree level or have an equivalent level of relevant experience, with a proven record of previous learning or formal study in child development, wellbeing or mental health
  • Experience of working with children and young people, their families and others.
  • Experience of working and liaising with a wide variety of agencies and stakeholders
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Sarah McGuinness on 07971010726

Any question regarding application please contact the HR Department on 01206 764600.

You will be required to give a short presentation to a panel involving young people and the current EMHP’s in service. Further details will be sent on invitation to interview.

Please note: The EMHP posts are training positions subject to 2 year fixed term contracts, successful candidates will be expected to travel to University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ in the first year to complete their training but the position will be based at a Colchester venue.  At set times throughout the year there will be teaching blocks where trainees will be expected to attend for 4 days per week with 1 study / remote learning day (subject to change).  At other times, trainees will attend one to three teaching days per week with the remainder of the week being used for placement and study days. Teaching will take place both during school / college term and school / college holidays, but there will be some non-teaching weeks spread throughout the year also.

Only successful applicants will be contacted by Mid and North East Essex Mind.

Closing Date: 24th August 2020

Interview Date: Week Commencing 14th September 2020

Mental Health Support Team Senior Practitioner

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – 2 positions

Salary: £30,401 – £37,267

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Colchester

To work as a Senior Practitioner and Supervisor in an exciting new Service which we will be delivering across the Colchester area in North East Essex Locality. The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) will be based within the colleges, ensuring children and young people receive faster access to earlier mental health support. You will be one of the key leads in the setup and running of this new Service, and when necessary and appropriate deputise for the senior psychological therapist.

In this role you will support and provide a high-quality service to students (and their families) experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will be done through the supervision of Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and through direct delivery of evidence based interventions to support the recovery of young people referred to the Service. Utilising skills and knowledge of CBT and child and adolescent mental health practice along with knowledge of whole school approaches to mental health.  This work will be in accordance with Clinical Governance processes and Professional Standards.

The Senior Practitioner role will involve:

  • Supervising Education Mental Health Practitioners to deliver low intensity CBT based interventions and whole school approaches in line with the requirements of their course.
  • Be part of developing the service to meet the needs of the children, young people and their families in their schools
  • Working closely with school staff to develop a positive ethos and increase understanding about mental health
  • Deliver individual and group interventions to CYP and their families.
  • Offering training and workshops to school staff and other relevant professionals.

The Senior Practitioner is required to:

  • Have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent eg, accredited PWP, qualification in systemic family therapy, qualification in child and adolescent psychotherapy, qualified Counsellor, mental health nurse qualification.
  • people in an educational setting and/or experience of working with schools, promoting a whole school approach to mental health
  • Experience of working with and managing risk

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Sarah McGuinness on 07971010726

Any question regarding application please contact the HR Department on 01206 764600.

Closing Date: 24th August 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 7th September 2020

Mental Health Support Team Senior Therapist Team Lead

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £37,570 – £43,772

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Location: Colchester

To work as a Senior lead managing a Mental health Service Team in an exciting new Service which we will be delivering across the Colchester Locality. The Mental Health Support Team (MHST) will be based within schools, ensuring children and young people receive faster access to earlier mental health support. You will be one of the key leads in the setup and running of this new Service.

In this role you will support and provide a high-quality service to students (and their families) experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. This will be done through managing and leading Senior Practitioners to  supervise Educational Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) and through your guidance in supporting and managing the direct delivery of evidence-based interventions to support the recovery of young people referred to the Service. Utilising skills and knowledge of CBT and child and adolescent mental health practice along with knowledge of whole school approaches to mental health.  This work will be in accordance with Clinical Governance processes and Professional Standards.

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Tracy Wright on 01206 764600 or t.wright@mnessexmind.org

Any question regarding application please contact the HR Department on 01206 764600.

Closing Date: 26th August 2020

Interview Dates: 8th and 9th September 2020