Opportunities at Northpoint

Applications close at 23:59 on the stated closing date

Community Wellbeing Connectors (Mental Health) 3 roles

The Community Connectors will support people to achieve better mental health and wellbeing, increasing independence and supporting recovery.  

They will work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary team with a case load of clients across the Local Care Partnership area, and use a personalised approach to support people, using coaching and motivational interviewing. Through this they will help clients identify support and services in the local community, that support their recovery, and motivate and enable them to engage with these services.  

Community Connectors will be experienced in working with, and building relationships with, people with a variety of mental health needs. They will be adept at managing risks and safeguarding concerns. 

 (Please note the name of the role is a working title based on the national guidance – the final title of the role will be co-produced.) 

What is the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme?  

The Community Mental Health Transformation programme is a new way of supporting adults and older adults with ongoing and complex mental health needs. This new approach will allow more people to get the support they need when they need it. It will provide mental health support at a local level, and there will also be help and advice for other issues such as housing, benefits, employment, and physical health; all in the same place. 

 The programme focuses on supporting individuals who have ongoing and complex mental health needs, sometimes referred to as people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). In this context, this covers a range of needs and diagnoses, including but not limited to, people with; bipolar disorder, ‘personality disorder’ diagnosis, eating disorders, severe depression and mental health rehabilitation needs – some of which may co-exist with frailty, cognitive impairments, neurodiversity, or substance use. 

This video gives a really good summary of the proposed changes.

Hours, Contract & Salary 

Community Connectors are full time, permanent contracts, with a salary range of £25,419 – £27,514 

Where will the roles be based and how can I apply? 

Two roles will be funded by the Leeds Student Medical Practice and The Light Surgery Primary Care and hosted by Northpoint Wellbeing. These roles will cover the city centre with culturally diverse population and student areas of Leeds. Applicants for these roles would benefit from having experience of working with young people and with higher and further education settings, as it is anticipated that these roles will include close working with the University Wellbeing Teams to support students. 

If you have any questions around the roles, please contact 

One role will be hosted by Touchstone, and will cover areas of Chapeltown and Burmantofts, Harehills and Richmond Hill. These roles will specialise in working with culturally diverse communities.  

If you have any questions around the roles, please contact Dave Pickard Operations Director on 

You can read Northpoint’s Terms and Conditions of Employment here.

You can read Touchstone’s Terms and Conditions of Employment here.

To apply for the roles, please click here.  

Please note the closing date for applications is midnight on 13th June. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor (Leeds Student Medical Practice and The Light Surgery)

We are seeking a Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor to join our expanding service, the role provides an exciting opportunity to work within a dedicated Primary Care Network (PCN) consisting of 2 GP practices Leeds Student Medical Practice (LSMP) and The Light Surgery (TLS) with a focus on the needs of the student population within LSMP and a wider demographic range within TLS.

The post-holder will work under the day-to-day direction of the locality manager while supported by/accountable to the Northpoint service manager. The post-holder will provide face-to-face and telephone triage, assessment and decision-making support to ensure that patients with mental health needs gain access to the most appropriate pathway and intervention.

The role combines the skills of triage/assessment, care navigation, and psychological formulation.

For the full Job Description and Personal Specification please see: Job Advert (

To Apply, please either complete an NHS Jobs application or complete an application form here:  

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Shaema Saleh – Operational Services Manager  –

Senior Triage Worker – Calderdale Open Minds First Point of Contact team

We are looking to recruit an experienced and motivated individual to be our Senior Triage Worker and work within our fast-paced single point of access, which is known as the First Point of Contact (FPOC). The FPOC is managed by Northpoint Wellbeing and acts as the central point for all referrals into Calderdale Open Minds CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service).

The post-holder will join the existing team which consists of 3 triage workers, 4 FPOC support workers(enhanced admin support), the FPoC Manager and FPOC Deputy Manager who work together to provide young people, families and professionals with prompt, helpful and positive referral outcomes.   

The primary aim of the role will be to support the First Point of Contact to fulfil its primary aim of processing a high volume of referrals in a prompt and efficient way. 

For the full Job Description and Personal Specification please see: Job Advert (

To Apply, please either complete an NHS Jobs application or complete an application form here:  

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Danni Brett, First Point of Contact Manager on

LMWS (IAPT) Step 3 Counsellor

We are looking for a qualified BACP accredited Counsellor (we would also consider counsellors working towards accreditation) to work for Northpoint Wellbeing as a part of Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS).

The LMWS is a thriving service brings together Leeds IAPT (talking therapies), a citywide primary care mental health support service (known as Locality Primary Care Mental Health), and psychological therapies in the perinatal period, into one contract.

The post-holder will provide interventions to a range of clients who have depression. In doing so, the post-holder will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient-centred programmes of care to a specialist level, ensuring that their practice is within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post-holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times. The post-holder will also be involved in the wider service, engaging when needed with primary care staff within LMWS and will work with people with different cultural backgrounds and ages, using interpreters when necessary.

Closing Date: 20th May.

Interview Date: 9th June.

More Details and Applications: Job Advert (

For more details and an informal chat please contact Darrin Thomson, Clinical Team Manager, 07851256418 /

School & Parent Therapist – Leeds Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre

We are seeking a School and Parent Therapists to work within the Leeds Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre (SILC).

This is a 12 month maternity cover (21 hours per week, all year round).

The therapist will provide short term, evidence based therapeutic interventions with individuals informed by a family systems approach. The therapist will deliver one-to-one and group-based short-term evidence-based therapeutic interventions to primary and secondary school pupils who attend the SILC. The therapist will also provide therapeutic input and assessment to the SILC Cluster team and make onward referrals to specialist services where required as well as work with parents/carers.

Closing Date: 5th June.

Full Details and Applications Via NHS Jobs: Job Advert (

Interview Date: interviews will be held week commencing 13th June.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Helen McGlinchey, Head of Service & Clinical Lead: 07850772050 or

Student Placements

Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer placement opportunities to students on counselling training courses.

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