About our Organisation
Murray Hall Community Trust is a rooted anchor charity operating across the West Midlands, using a community development approach, we promote health and wellbeing, enabling and supporting people in need to overcome the challenges of inequality. We advocate, facilitate empowerment, pioneer new solutions and delivering innovative services for stronger communities.
The day-to-day duties
To provide and promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of mental health in tier two services, for CYP aged 7 – 18 years living in the Sandwell Borough. To undertake initial 1 to 1 assessment with Young People referred to CTS. To be responsible for completing initial assessments which includes an Outcome Focus Plan and needs based assessment to ensure that the service can identify appropriate intervention. To reduce the stigma of mental health for YP/families and professionals through greater promotion/awareness and early identification.
To collate and prepare information for reports on this service. To collate evidence of impact.
To undertake the delivery of workshops and presentations to a range of external agencies, including parents and carers.
To undertake the planning, organisation and delivery of parent /carer awareness sessions in tandem with the school holiday group activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:
- Good standard of general education or equivalent, including maths and English at grade C or above
- A recognisable qualification in assessing and working with CYP/Youth Work/Family Support
- Safeguarding / Child protection training
- Experience of undertaking assessments, including risks and identify and report safeguarding concerns
- Experience of working with children/young people aged 5 -18 yrs.
- Experience of working with families
- Experience of working supportively or therapeutically with young people experiencing a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression and self-harm.
- A strong working understanding of, and a commitment to upholding legislation and policy such as, child protection, equal opportunities, risk assessment and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of protection procedures record-keeping and information-sharing policies
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft, Data base systems, Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Excellent communication skills – spoken, written and non-verbal communication.
What the company will offer:
- 28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
- Flexible working
- Auto-enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
- 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme
Murray Hall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and invite potential applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may require to enable them to make an application.
Attached is the Job Description and Person Specification along with an application form which needs to be completed and emailed to HR@murrayhall.co.uk or posted to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL. All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.
This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion please contact Julie Garbett on 07859 799021.
Closing date: 11th November 2021 at 23:59 hours
Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw our job advertisements earlier than the published expiry date. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible.
Interviews expected to commence w/c: TBC
Start Date: ASAP