We currently have the following vacancies:

Single Point of Access Triage Worker

As part of the Calderdale CAMHS service (now known as the Open Minds Partnership) we are recruiting for a skilled and experienced worker to provide operational support to Northpoint’s First Point of Contact, which is the single point of access for mental health referrals for children and young people in Calderdale. The main aim of the role is to identify the needs and strengths of young people who are referred to CAMHS, and to help them access services/resources which will meet their needs and help them to thrive. The triage process is largely telephone based and normally involves information gathering by speaking to young people, parents/carers, school staff and other professionals. Referral information is recorded on an electronic patient management system.

The triage worker will be based in our busy office in central Halifax and will work as part of a friendly and supportive team which includes admin support, CAMHS clinicians and an FPOC co-ordinator.

Closing date: 14 July 2019
Interview date: 25 July 2019

For more information about the post including details of how to apply please see our advert on the NHS Jobs website

School Therapist – ARM Cluster

The postholder will deliver one-to-one short-term therapeutic interventions to primary and secondary school pupils in the Alwoodley, Roundhay and Moortown (ARM) cluster and referred through the cluster referral meetings. 

The appointed therapist will have the flexibility to use a range of interventions, as specified by the evidence base, to meet the spectrum of emotional and behavioural issues referred by the schools.  The therapist’s approach will need to be tailored to suit the often immediate needs of individual children while remaining within the capabilities of the practitioner.  It is anticipated that interventions will include cognitive-based work, creative techniques and supportive and exploratory counselling. All interventions will need to take into account the dynamics of school and home life.

Salary: £31,630 – £36,370 pro rata.

This is a part-time post (28 hours per week) offered as a permanent contract.

For more information about the post including details of how to apply please see:

Key dates:

Application Deadline: Sunday 30 June, applications must be submitted before 11:59 p.m.

Interview date: Tuesday 23 July

Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners

Salary: £21,089 – £23,761 per annum (NHS Agenda for Change band 4), with a higher starting salary and guaranteed employment on completion of 12 month training course.

In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young people, working across both educational settings and healthcare sectors.

Successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis whilst in training, They will be employed by a local CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health) provider, and will attend training at an accessible educational setting. Trainees will be part of a Mental Health Support Team (MHST). Each MHST will consist of 4 trainees, with support and supervision from senior clinical staff.

Although the locations of the Trailblazer sites are yet to be formally confirmed, Calderdale has expressed interest in being a Trailblazer site and expects to be notified of the outcome very soon (Northpoint are part of the Calderdale CAMHS Service).

The recruitment process is being managed centrally for the entire North West region. Candidates who would like to work in Calderdale are invited to specify this preference in their application.
The training programme for this post starts in September 2019, is 12 months in duration, and will consist of academic and supervised practice learning across mental health services and educational settings, such as primary and secondary schools, and further education colleges.

Closing date: 2 July 2019
Interview date: w/c 15 July 2019

For more information about the post including details of how to apply please see our advert on the NHS Jobs website

For an informal discussion please contact Joe Hanney on or 07981 873 758.

Northpoint Wellbeing is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be undertaken before all appointments.

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