Project Leader (Education Mental Health Support Teams)

Full time, permanent countywide post; salary £28,203

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the expanding Somerset Education Mental Health Support Teams. In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of early intervention mental health and well-being support for childrenyoung people and families.  This role will line manage the Educational Mental Health Practitioners (trainee and qualified practitioners) and provide day to day operational guidance, leadership and management to ensure safe and excellent quality services.  

The post-holder will have a proven track record of effective project management and preferably have worked within a mental health, education, youth work or wellbeing field. This position will hold a leadership role for planning, delivery, reporting and evaluation of services. 

The Practitioners in the teams are trained in the CYP/IAPT programme, providing low intensity CBT and other psycho-education interventions and will support a Whole School Approach to staff and pupil well-being. To find out more about the Mental Health Support Teams visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/cyp/trailblazers/ 

This service is jointly delivered by Young Somerset and Somerset Foundation Trust (CAMHS), working closely with Somerset County Council Education and Public Health colleagues 

Are you keen to join the vibrant, dynamic youth work organisation that is Young Somerset? We provide a wide range of activities for young people including open access and targeted youth work, skills development and enterprise, and emotional wellbeing and mental health services. To find out more about what Young Somerset does visit: www.youngsomerset.org.uk/who-we-are 

We welcome applications from diverse professional backgrounds. 

Please read the Job Description and Assignment Scope before applying. 

Please download and complete the Application Form and send to [email protected]

Deadline for applications 2nd December by 5pm 

Interview Date: 9th December 

For an informal discussion or more information please don’t hesitate to contact Head of Wellbeing Services; Karen Leafe [email protected] Mobile 07483 388322