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Children and Young People Mental Health Lead- JAMI

  • Location: Edgware, HA8
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
JAMI is looking for an experienced, skilled and highly motivated mental health clinician to support Jami in the development of its children and young people’s service. Focusing initially on secondary school age, Jami is responding to an increased awareness of young people’s mental health with an appropriate, evidence-based service that meets the needs of young people and their support networks.

This post offers an opportunity to work with a team of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people experiencing mental ill health.  The successful candidate will bring vision and ambitions for a high quality, innovative way of meeting the needs of young people. We welcome applications from people who have significant experience developing and delivering children and young people’s services.


1.    Work as a full and effective member of Jami’s Senior Management Team
2.    Provide a CYP triage service, signposting to relevant statutory and voluntary sector organisations and on-line resources 
3.    Supervise Jami staff working with CYP
4.    Providing specialist support to secondary school age young people, ensuring that Jami offers the appropriate range of interventions.
5.    Map statutory and voluntary sector CYP services across the Jewish community and beyond, identifying gaps in provision
6.    Work in collaboration with key staff in relevant schools including wellbeing practitioners identifying mental health needs 
7.    Work with Jami’s Safeguarding Lead to contribute to key training regarding safeguarding Children and Young People and maintain the Safeguarding Register
8.    Identify, develop and deliver appropriate training to Jami staff working with CYP
9.    Work with Jami’s Head Room Education team developing programmes of education and prevention
10.  Work with Jami’s Carer Support Worker to further develop a carer service for people supporting someone under 18 who has a mental illness and for young carers supporting someone with a mental health condition
11.  Use knowledge of psychological therapies to signpost to appropriate services
12.  Keep up to date with practice developments through involvement in appropriate national and local networks.  
13.  Maintain own personal development and keep up to date with current knowledge and health and social care agenda through reading, attending study days, conferences and meetings as appropriate
14.  Work within Health and Safety guidelines, with reference to the Lone Worker Policy and individual risk assessments
15.  Compliance with the Equality Act, and Health and Safety legislation
16.  Attend regular supervision with named supervisor
17.  Participate in the organisation’s appraisal process
18.  Ensure that all activities are operated in a way which is consistent with the values of Jami and the Jewish community it serves. 
19.  Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager or another designated senior manager

PERSON SPECIFICATION (all criteria essential unless stated otherwise)

Training & Qualifications   
  • Relevant qualification (e.g. Clinical Psychology/SW/OT/ Nursing)
  • Registered with appropriate regulatory body (e.g HCPC)
  • Maintains a portfolio of CPD in line with regulatory body standards    
Knowledge and Experience 
  • Detailed theoretical and clinical knowledge appropriate to Children and Young People’s mental health
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care relating to children and young people’s services
  • Thorough knowledge of safeguarding and ethics of working with children and young people
  • Knowledge of recovery focussed practice
  • Understanding of relevant NHS and social care legislation that impacts on the service provided
  • Substantial experience working with children and young people in a mental health setting
  • Specialist assessment, planning and evaluation skills
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Line managing and supervising a range of mental health workers e.g. social workers, OTs, peer support workers
  • Working in partnership with other agencies
  • Good IT skills    
  • Local knowledge of community resources and facilities (desirable)
  • Experience and knowledge of the Jewish community (desirable)
  • Leadership experience (desirable)
  • Working in a complex and changing environment (desirable) 
Communication skills    
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Presenting data in a variety of formats to different audiences.
  • Delivering presentations, workshops, seminars to a broad range of stakeholders
  • Preparing and producing relevant and concise reports for dissemination to senior stakeholders 

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours a week. Flexible working possible.
Closing Date: 4 November 2018