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Parent and Carer Practitioner: Mental Health Support Team

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 09/06/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Education and Learning
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/40663
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/40663
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 09/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Education and Learning

 

Do you have a passion for supporting parents and carers to understand children's mental health? This maybe the role for you if you have previous experience of working with parents and carers and children and young people.

The role of the Parent and Carer Practitioner (PCP) is to support Senior Mental Health Leads (SMHL) in educational establishments to develop and implement Whole School Approaches (WSA) to engaging and working with parents and carers, providing mental health themed workshops and parenting groups and online webinars, with the aim of improving mental health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for children and young people.

In addition, this role will support the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) to develop and deliver a mental health and emotional wellbeing support programme for parents and carers, in partnership with educational establishments. Through delivering parent/carer groups, developing resources and providing training and support to school staff on embedding whole-school approaches to engaging parents and carers.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have experience of providing parenting groups and information, advice and guidance to parents and carers. 
  • Have extensive knowledge of children and young people's mental health and emotional well being.
  • Are able to work in partnership with education settings and with a large mental health team.

This role will be supporting parents and carers in the Eastbourne and Hailsham area and based at St Mary’s House in Eastbourne, working from home is also possible.

To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. Ensure you evidence the ability to facilitate workshops and training sessions and experience of working with parents and carers to promote children and young people’s mental health and emotional well being. 

Interviews will take place in-person at County Hall, Lewes on either 27 or 28 June 2024.

As this post is part of the Mental Health Support Teams, there is access to mental health themed training and the opportunity to increase experience of working within health and education. 

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Lucy Hill, Mental Health Support Team Manager - Whole School Approach lucy.hill@eastsussex.gov.uk to request a MS teams call or phone call.

'For work that makes a difference'

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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