Job overview

  • This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and innovative person to develop a new youth hub in Horsham for young people aged 14-25. The post-holder will be in charge of the coordination of a youth mental health and wellbeing service.
  • The job will include coordinating packages of support for identified young people and where necessary act as an initial point of contact and plan and co-ordinate the support required to address their needs.
  • To maintain relationships with key stakeholders and partnership organisations, and co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the project.
  • To conduct triage assessments of young people who access the project, demonstrating an understanding of mental health issues affecting young people aged 14-25. This will then assist in identifying the correct pathway for ongoing support and complete referrals as appropriate.
  • To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

    Main duties of the job

  • Management of referrals including delivery of care
  • Performance monitoring and management
  • Line Management and supervision of staff.
  • Day to day coordination of a youth mental health and wellbeing service across in designated area.
  • Working for our organisation

    Our vision is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.

    We’re working to achieve our mission and vision through our organisational strategy: people, prevention and partnerships. This involves:

  • Joining up services in partnership across health, social care, housing, employment and education
  • Creating and sustaining a collaborative, compassionate and caring organisational culture which promotes inclusion
  • Using our resources wisely, which includes research, innovation and learning to develop new treatments and develop our workforce
  • Promoting health, wellbeing and resilience within the communities we serve.
  • CAMHS services recognise that young people may be affected by challenges to their emotional wellbeing and mental health at all times. With this in mind our responses are required to be dynamic and needs led,. As part of our exciting transformation agenda colleagues may be required to work outside of the 9.5 working pattern .

    This would be negotiated on an individual basis and as part of Sussex Partnership NHS trusts wider commitment high quality services, that are both flexible and accessible to all our users whilst supporting colleagues in pursuit of their own work life balance.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To work with partners to draw up and implement programmes of support for identified young people who access the project, who may be at risk of mental health issues, being NEET, substance misuse, or homelessness. Manage multi-agency staff timetabling and room bookings.
  • To conduct triage assessments of young people who access the project, demonstrating an understanding of mental health issues affecting young people aged 14-25. This will then assist in identifying the correct pathway for ongoing support and complete referrals as appropriate.
  • To provide support to young people during the opening hours of the project: Either face-to-face, via email or phone. Assume responsibility for the opening and closing of the service.
  • To respond to concerns that may be raised by schools, parents or young people and seek appropriate solutions.
  • Person specification

    Qualifications
    Essential criteria

  • Health care or relevant NVQ Level 3 or equivalent skills acquired through experience or formal teaching qualification
  • A recognised Peer Support qualification
  • Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning
  • KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE
    Essential criteria

  • Significant experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity in health/social care/teaching setting
  • Experience of offering peer support with individuals in a statutory or voluntary setting
  • Experience of working with groups/activities
  • Lived experience of mental health issues/difficulties
  • Managing personal mental health and wellbeing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Peer Support, Recovery and Wellbeing in mental health and ability to apply this throughout your work
  • Experience of working as part of a team