Locality Primary Care Mental Health Support Worker

Closing date 22 October 2019
Organisation Touchstone
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
37 hours per week – multiple roles available
Salary Agenda for Change Band 4, starting at £21,089 pa/pro rata
Telephone 0113 2718277
Email recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk
Website www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/get-involved/employment-at-touchstone/
Description
Leeds IAPT consists of 4 partners, Leeds Community Healthcare, Touchstone, Northpoint and Community Links. Together we have delivered the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme in Leeds since 2009. The current remit of Touchstone IAPT within the consortium is to improve access to psychological therapies for Black and Minority Ethnic communities across Leeds.  
The role will involve having a caseload of clients with a range of mental health problems and supporting therapists to deliver one- to- one brief interventions. The successful candidate will deliver drop in’s across Leeds and carry out ‘triage assessments’ to identify if the service is appropriate and deliver both workshops and non-structured group interventions. A key focus for the role is to deliver active ‘in- reach’ into communities that are at higher risk of poorer mental health and address barriers in engagement to ensure inclusivity for people who may otherwise find groups hard to access and remain within the service.  

The role will involve working across multiple sites across Leeds and will involve some travelling between sites. This will be a joint recruitment exercise with Community Links. Successful applicants will be employed by Touchstone or Community Links.  

For Touchstone posts, the post holder will be based within the Touchstone IAPT team currently consisting of; 10 CBT Therapists, 1 Trainee CBT Therapist, 1 Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, 2 Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, 3 Employment Advisors, 2 Trainee PWP’s, 1 Administrator, a Team Manager and a Deputy Manager.

There will be an opportunity for applicants to meet staff and discuss the roles during a 2 hour drop in session on the 18th October from 8.30 am to 10.30 am at Touchstone House. Telephone enquiries can be made to Colin O’Loan or Simone Stephenson-Bellwood on 0113 2718277.
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