Jobs and volunteering

Current roles at Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind:

 

Information and Advice Advice Caseworker

The Ealing Advice Service (EAS) is a consortium of charities working in partnership to deliver advice and guidance to the residents of Ealing, in the absence of a Citizen’s Advice Service. Advice issues may include housing, benefits, council tax, debt, signposting etc.

The successful candidate will deliver support to enquirers and manage a caseload of individuals as agreed with the service manager. In addition to advice casework, the Advice Worker will also be expected to assist on reception in the main hub when required.

The successful candidate will be required to work alongside a team of Advice Workers employed by our partner charities with the consortium, as well as a team of volunteers.

The Advice Worker will be required to work within the Advice Quality Standard framework (AQS), adhere to Mind’s policies and procedures, as well as follow EAS procedures.

Due to the nature of the work, if successful, you will need to have an up to date DBS check completed prior to undertaking unsupervised client work.  

Salary: £24,525 per year

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CYP & Parent Support Lead

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified CYP mental health practitioner with experience of working systemically (working parent and carers) to work within a multi-disciplinary, children and young people’s Mental Health within the voluntary sector. The HFEH MIND youth services offers services to increase and improve emotional wellbeing and mental health provision within education settings and within local community settings for 5-25 year olds. You will have the opportunity to also work alongside a successful Trailblazer site, which has emerged out of the government’s December 2017 plans: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.

The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to be part of a new pilot project in partnership with other local MINDS and the Brandon Centre. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of a support group for parents/carers of children and young people aged 11-16 who are on the waiting list for specialist mental health services (CAMHS). These young people will be considered to be in mental health distress and struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation or self-harm. The parent support group will involve some psychoeducation around young people’s mental health, some strategies around how to best support their children/teenagers and a facilitated peer support element. Mind partners will be responsible for co-facilitating the group with the successful candidate and doing outreach work with parents to link them into local support. They will use their clinical and therapeutic skills to co-deliver the group with the Mind partners and assess and report any escalation in risk to the specialist mental health service that the CYP is on the waiting list.

You will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme. Low intensity interventions (e.g. CBT guided self-help) will be delivered in a range of education settings.

Salary: £29,888 to £40,535 a year dependant on experience

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Schools Mental Health Practitioner – Safeguarding Lead

The Youth Services Mental Health Practitioner – Safeguarding Lead (MHP- SG Lead) will play a key role in ensuring safe and effective delivery across all teams within the HFEH MIND Youth Services and be part of changing lives for the better.

The MHP- SG Lead will closely with the Director of Youth Services and Director of Adult services to shape and develop a safe robust governance structure across the organisation. They will lead safeguarding within the youth service team and the subsequent liaison with the Local Authority safeguarding team and LADO.

As a relatively new service and team you will be actively contributing to the shaping and development of the service, working closely with the Director of Youth Services in the development of new projects.

Key Responsibilities

· Your role is involved in the development and delivery of MIND Youth Services

· To work as the Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding Children for MIND Youth Services providing expert advice and support to clinical, non-clinical and managerial staff.

· To work in partnership with local schools and colleges, Early Help and other agencies.

· To work with safeguarding lead in MIND Adult services and lead safeguarding children and have joint responsibility for promoting increased safeguarding awareness within a mental health context.

· The post holder will have responsibilities for delivering the quality of safeguarding children practice and will support the delivery of the safeguarding children agenda throughout the organisation.

· Have responsibility for ensuring Youth Service staff within the teams achieve positive safeguarding outcomes for children, young people and their families and that these are evidenced by performance indicators such as activity data, targets and quality measures. You will also share responsibility for ensuring all team members participate in audit, evaluation and research.

· You will work in partnership with other professionals and organisations, including the local safeguarding children board and other voluntary sector organisations to support integrated practice and service delivery.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

· Promote safe and effective practice that makes best use of evidence base, safeguarding children legislation and national / local guidance.

· Provide and facilitate safeguarding children advice to the Youth Service teams

· Provide advice and consultation to Youth Service clinical and non-clinical staff and support the safeguarding children training requirements of staff within MIND.

· Develop and deliver safeguarding level 1 &2 Children and Young people’s training and ensure all staff access relevant CYP safeguarding level 3 training from the local safeguarding board

· With other child protection and safeguarding leads, develop and review policies for new and existing services to assure safeguarding children is embedded in operational policies and practice.

· Implement policies and procedures that reflect current guidance and practice for protection and safeguarding children.

· Ensure effective interface and flow of information between the organisations Safeguarding Children Committee, local borough safeguarding committee, local safeguarding groups, including safeguarding board sub-groups and boroughs management teams.

· Participate in Serious Case Reviews, investigations and report writing. Share responsibility for the formulation and implementation of action plans and recommendations, within the boroughs and MIND Adult & Youth Services.

· Ensure the correct procedure is followed in the event of a serious incident involving a child, in collaboration with appropriate colleagues internal and external to MIND.

· Represent MIND as agreed and appropriate, within the borough’s safeguarding Children Board and relevant subgroups / safeguarding forums.

· Act on behalf of MIND as the designated Safeguarding Children lead as required.

Service delivery and client care responsibilities

· Promote the mental and emotional health of children and young people in education and community settings through delivery of workshops, training, assemblies, one to one sessions and development of a whole school approach to mental health

· Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders and partners

· To participate as a multi-disciplinary team member to evaluate and review the therapeutic strategic outcomes for the teams and set aims and objectives and monitor practice to assure quality standards of care.

· Share day to day responsibility for the quality of delivery of clinical care with the Team Manager, supervisors and other colleagues.

· Contribute to the effective functioning of the team and service through chairing/leading relevant meetings, taking responsibilities within the service as appropriate and negotiated with the Director of Youth Services

· Monitor and improve the standard of service delivery of the teams through effective line management of staff and implementation of clinical governance procedures such as audit and the development of protocols.

· Attend and represent MIND at meetings relating to the work of the Youth Services as appropriate within and outside the service.

· Ensure any legislation and statutory requirements are complied with and implemented throughout the teams.

· Implement new service protocols or service interventions based on experience, audit and development and advise the wider service on these.

· To attend monthly supervision and twice-yearly appraisal meetings with line manager.

· Undertake all duties in line with the applicable Code of Professional Conduct, policies and guidelines

· Make effective use of colleagues in sharing and participating in casework supervision and other forms of supervision when required according to local practice, including attending peer supervision meetings

· Identify development and training needs with manager in accordance with the Youth Services Operational Policy guidelines.

· Remain up to date with changing practices and wherever possible make full use of all training and educational facilities.

· Maintain and ensure good professional standards and attitudes towards the care and support of service users .

· Maintain good relationships and clear lines of communication with other professionals, agencies and departments, providing specialist advice and support where appropriate.

· Join colleagues in specialist teaching, consultation /support to other professionals and agencies.

· To work with others to undertake and promote research-based practices and use knowledge in your everyday practice, sharing it with others in the teams.

· Contribute to the development of outcome measures by accurately recording and ensuring others accurately record pre and post treatment measures.

· Participate in the monitoring, evaluation and the audit of the service.

Salary: £36,738 to £45,780 a year

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Peripatetic Crisis Alternative Support Worker

This role is within our crisis alternative service, which is an out of hours service providing a safe and welcoming space for people who are feeling distressed and experiencing crisis. The service will operate 365 days a year from 4:30pm – 11:30pm across all of our boroughs.
Staff within the service will provide person-centred, practical and emotional support, face to face or via telephone on a one-to-one or group basis to individuals experiencing mental health crisis.

The objectives of the service include:

• To improve the mental wellbeing of people experiencing mental health crisis in HFEH.
• To provide support to clients accessing the service- for instance: signposting, de-escalation, planned wellbeing activities etc.
• To contribute to an improvement in individual mental wellbeing.
• To remain a source of independent support for all clients.
• To treat service users with respect, dignity and personalised support
• To raise awareness of mental health services available with the goal to improve long term mental health and reduce social isolation
• To increase self-management skills of those accessing the service
• To reduce the use of police, ambulance and statutory mental health services whilst experiencing crisis.
• To reduce the use of statutory crisis services by people experiencing mental ill health without positive outcomes for the individual.

The role of the support workers will be to support the rest of the team in delivering interventions on a one-to-one and group basis. The role will also involve triaging and assessing all clients accessing the service, signposting and delivering collaborative self-management plans with clients to improve mental wellbeing.

Salary: £26,000

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CAMHS Supervisor (Art / Drama Therapist / CAMHS Nurse Specialist)

Whilst a significant portion of your time will comprise of supervision support, over time, you will hold an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

Low intensity, early intervention will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision, sixth form and further education colleges). This will include delivering interventions for CYP and parents/carers in education settings, providing training for education professionals and developing the teams ability to serve the needs of education settings. This builds upon the CCGs and Minds whole school approach to mental health provision.

Key areas of focus for the Mental Health Support Team (MHST) Supervisor/Clinician will be:

  • Educational Mental Health Practitioner Support and Supervision
  • Being able to identify needs and working alongside other MH professionals in schools and in the community to identify appropriate support for the specific user
  • Build and maintain relationship with the Designated Mental Health Lead in some of the schools supported in this project
  • Delivering Interventions and Client Care
  • Supporting the development of the service

Salary: £44,000 to £48,000 a year

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Crisis Alternative Practitioner

Location: Isleworth

This role is within our crisis alternative emergency department (ED) service, which is an out of hours service providing a safe and welcoming space for people who present at A&E, feeling distressed and experiencing crisis. The service will work collaboratively with hospital Psychiatric Liaison Team (LPS) to ensure those in crisis are supported by the appropriate team. The service will operate 365 days a year from 5pm-1am across three ED’s in West London.

Staff within the service will triage, assess and provide face-to-face support to anyone who is experiencing mental health crisis. This will be person-centred and will be in various forms of de-escalation support; practical, emotional support, grounding techniques, safety planning, care/action planning etc. Staff within the service will work alongside LPS and escalate if clinical intervention is required. Staff will also actively participate in MDT discussions for frequent attenders and take a key role in initiating and promoting alternative crisis support in the aim of preventing A&E use. Staff in our Safe Space ED service are required to have experience in a mental health clinical setting (such as inpatient, A&E, or other clinical setting) however, they do not need to hold a clinical qualification for this role.

The role of the crisis practitioner will be to work collaboratively with LPS and service users to de-escalate crises in ED. The role will also involve triaging and assessing all clients accessing the service, alongside LPS. The crisis practitioner’s duty will be to de-escalate low/moderate mental health and social needs and deliver collaborative self-management plans with service users to improve mental wellbeing and reduction in A&E attendance. The crisis practitioner will also be responsible for linking in and signposting follow up support with our community Safe Space team. This role does not include clinical intervention.

Salary: £18-30,000

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Schools Mental Health (MH) Practitioner (EMHP/CWP/PWP)

Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow (various sites)

This is an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified CYP MH Practitioner to work within a multi-disciplinary, early intervention Mental Health Support Team (MHST) to increase and improve emotional wellbeing and mental health provision within education settings for 5-25 year olds. You will be working within a successful Trailblazer site, which has emerged out of the governments December 2017 plans: Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.

Applications encouraged from: Child Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs), Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs), CYP Practitioners with a CYP IAPT qualification.

You will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Low intensity interventions (e.g. CBT guided self-help) will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision and sixth form and further education colleges). This will range from delivering evidence-based interventions for CYP and parents/carers in education settings, with mild moderate presentations, to providing psychoeducation and training for a range of stakeholders, including children and young people, parents/carers and education staff, promoting a whole school approach to mental health.

Salary: £29,888k

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Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist (MHST Supervisor)

Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow (various sites)

Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing, and Hounslow Mind and Kensington & Chelsea Mind were successful in attracting funding to create two Mental Health Support Team (MHST) as part of the government’s green paper ambitions to transform mental health support in England. This will build on the extensive prevention and early intervention work in schools by MIND Youth Services . These teams are form a significant part of the Integrated Youth Services.

As a relatively new service and team, you will be actively contributing to the shaping and development of the service. This role is ideal for someone looking to grow their competencies across service delivery within an early intervention mental health support team for CYP.

Whilst a significant portion of your time will comprise of supervision support, over time, you will hold an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will deliver evidence-based 1:1 and group interventions, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

Low intensity, early intervention will be delivered in a range of education settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision, sixth form and further education colleges). This will include delivering interventions for CYP and parents/carers in education settings, providing training for education professionals and developing the teams ability to serve the needs of education settings. This builds upon the CCGs and Minds whole school approach to mental health provision.

Salary: £42,000-46,000

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Working at Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind

We are committed to making Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind a great place to work so that we can provide the best possible service to our clients. We offer great benefits, such as flexible working, a generous holiday allowance, employee wellbeing services, as well as a friendly and supportive working culture. We pay the London Living Wage.

We value diversity in our team, and encourage people with lived experience of mental health problems to apply for our jobs; regardless of regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.  

If we have any job vacancies, they will be advertised on the Charity Job website.

Volunteering with us

We have a variety of opportunities for enthusiastic and self-motivated volunteers to join our fantastic team. We will provide all the training and development that you need to be able to fulfil your volunteer role and you will gain insight into working within a charity and the mental health sector. See our volunteering page.