An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Mental Health Support Team within Young Somerset. In line with the governments drive to increase access to early intervention for mental health services, Young Somerset is commissioned by the Somerset CCG to deliver early intervention Wellbeing and Mental Health services across the county.

Our practitioners are trained in low intensity CBT and psychoeducation approaches working in school settings.

Applicants will need a Post-Graduate Diploma in CYP IAPT Low Intensity CBT.

We are currently working and delivering services virtually but aim to have a mix of digital and face to face work in the future. We welcome applications from suitably qualified practitioners.

The Somerset MHST (Mental Health Support Team) in Taunton and the Mendips is expanding to include South Somerset and the Sedgemoor areas of Somerset. Phase one of the expansion is live from the 1st March 2021.

Somerset’s MHST service is jointly delivered by Young Somerset (EMHP’s) and Somerset Foundation Trust CAMHS. Young Somerset also work in partnership with Somerset’s Education Psychology Service and Public Health.

The service provides psychoeducation and a whole school approach to health and wellbeing through low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy, as part of CYP IAPT principles; to increase children’s, young people, parents and guardian’s access to early mental health services. 

This position will be within our Mental Health support team for Schools in South Somerset. The post holder will join an existing trainee team (3 EMHP colleagues) as part of the Somerset-wide service. 

Please read the full job description before applying

Salary: £24,819 

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent 

Start Date: As soon as possible

To apply, complete the application form and email to [email protected] 

For an informal discussion or more information please contact Karen Leafe, Head of Mental Health Support Team: [email protected] or Operations Manager (Mental Health Support Team): [email protected]