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Mental Health Specialist and Substance Advice Service Team Leader
  • Employer: People and Communities
  • Reference: PMHS0919
  • Published: Tue 10/09/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/10/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM3: £39,782 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Mental Health Specialist and Substance Advice Service Team Leader

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people, some of whom have entered the criminal justice system? If so, this is a unique opportunity to lead a team dedicated to tackling the mental health and substance misuse needs of vulnerable young people.


Working as part of the North Somerset Youth Offending and Prevention Service you will ensure comprehensive assessments and implement effective intervention programmes - directly and through the supervision of others. You will work in partnership with other Service areas other agencies to ensure effective care programmes. Your professional and managerial expertise – as a mental health nurse or approved social worker - will make you a credible advocate for young people and enable you to support colleagues to achieve positive changes. 


The postholder will take a lead in the development of the annual substance misuse treatment plan for young people which is informed by a Needs Assessment prepared within North Somerset Council; and contribute to the annual Youth justice Partnership Plan.


This post is funded by Public Health, North Somerset Council and NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


This is a permanent post, but a secondment of a minimum of two years will be considered subject to the prior agreement of the current line manager.


For a discussion about this post please contact: Mike Rees, Youth Offending Team Service Leader, 01275 888375.


Anticipated interview date: To be advised


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.