Mental Health Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 00045371-1
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Harwich, Essex
  • Salary: £32,531 to £42,931
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Want to make a difference? Join Salutem in supporting people to live the life they love!

Salutem Care and Education have services across England and Wales supporting adults and children in residential and educational environments.

Individuals we support become part of a Salutem family, where they can be themselves, thrive, and love the life they live. We are immensely proud of the part we play in creating meaningful days and fulfilled lives for everyone at Salutem, and that includes those who work for us. The opportunities and prospects really are limitless, and that’s why you should consider becoming part of our family.

At this Childerns service, we provide 52-week care in a residential setting for up to 2 children and young people of all genders, aged between 7-18. Our location is a residential care home registered with Ofsted which provides children and young people a physically nurturing environment with social learning opportunities, the promotion of health, wellbeing and dedicated emotional and behavioural support.

The children and young people placed at our location will be in need of residential care for a variety of reasons. These may include, Social behaviour and emotional difficulties, Mental Health difficulties, they choose not to live within a family setting at this time or Family and other placements may have broken down. We also provide support for young people who may have experienced abuse. We offer training to all staff to enable them to support the young people in a Therapeutic way using the PACE method.

We are looking for an amazing team of staff to provide a safe, warm, loving, nurturing and empowering environment for young people to live in and to move appropriately on from when they are ready.

You are a superhero to all the young people we support, making a difference in their lives every day. You You overcome daily challenges to achieve a safe, stimulating and supportive educational experience for all our students, supporting the next generation to reach their full potential and helping them to achieve their greatest goals and aspirations.

Job scope:

To facilitate the educational partnership between home, service, wider service community and Local Authority, by support, liaison and negotiation; and where conflict arises to act as a facilitator in finding successful resolutions.

General Duties:

* Actively promote Salutem Care and Education and service vision, aims and objectives.

* Comply with all Salutem Care and Education policies and procedures.

* All staff commit to the safeguarding and promoting of the welfare of children and young people.

* Adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.

* Attend relevant young persons meetings, as well as any other relevant meetings associated with this role.

* Meet with service staff, young people and parents to identify problems and possible solutions.

* Complete administrative tasks such as writing up case notes, sending letters to parents, preparing reports and building a rigorous evidence base of intervention.

* Report any welfare and/or child protection concerns as per Salutem policies and procedures.

* To be a reasonable individual nominated to be the safeguarding lead for the site

At Salutem, you’re not just a care worker - you’re a supportive healthcare professional, an ambitious worker, a loyal colleague, a unique and transparent individual who provides engaging and meaningful experiences for the people we support.

As a valued member of our family, we offer:

• COVID-19 Vaccination
• Key Worker status
• Competitive rates of pay dependant on experience.
• Wagestream - our financial planning app, making it easier to access and manage your finances and allowing you to access up to 30% of your pay throughout the month as and when you need it.
• Training/Qualification Opportunities- In addition to the company induction, you will also receive bespoke specialist training that reflects the needs of the service and your personal development.
• Internal progression opportunities - We're committed to supporting your learning and upskilling, and will support you to reach your full potential and progress in your career with us.
• Induction – You will undertake a bespoke induction programme tailored to your specific job role and will complete training through a blended learning approach
• Perkbox – We have a great employee benefits platform called Perkbox, this includes over 200 different exclusive perks and discounts such as cinema tickets, flights/holidays, theme parks, days out plus much more!
• Employee Support Helpline – You will have access to a private and confidential employee support helpline, covering a wide range of topics including financial advice, health and well-being and more. This is all available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
• Pension