7 October 2021

Vacancies working with children and young people in Merseyside

Children and young people’s mental health promotion worker

Hours: 35 hours per week (will include evening and weekend work)

Salary: £23,469 p.a. – £26,769 p.a. – MYA Scale 5 Pt. 17-20

Fixed Term Funded to 31st March 2023

The postholder is responsible for delivering a programme of mental health works across children and young people’s settings, delivering training to the workforce, and implementing school-based mentoring, group work and project work with parents/carers.

This also includes supporting the delivery of the NOW Mental Health Arts Festival. The aim of these programmes is to make mental health everybody’s business in Liverpool and beyond.

The post holder will:

  • Support the development and delivery of (in-person and online) training programmes/courses for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
  • Initiate and develop Peer Programmes for children/young people, parents and carers underpinned by the promotion of mental health, self-care, resilience, tackling stigma.
  • Develop mental health/resilience resources that can be used by children, young people, parents and carers and the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
  • Support the implementation of the Liverpool CAHMS Marketing and Communication Strategy promoting mental health.

Closing Date for Completed Applications: 5pm Wednesday 20th October 2021

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Recruit To Train Posts In Evidenced Based Treatments (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

The Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) is seeking to recruit professionally qualified practitioners who have experience of working with the mental health and emotional well-being needs of children, young people and families.

This is an excellent opportunity that will allow for the undertaking of funded academic training and salaried for a one year period. As part of Liverpool’s transformation planning and workforce development objectives of CYPIAPT (Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), Liverpool’s CAMHS partnership is striving to increase access to evidence-based parenting interventions.

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th October 2021 (5pm)


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This post is funded by the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership

Salary: £23,469 p.a. – £26,769 p.a. – MYA Scale 5 – Pt. 17-20

Hours: 35 (May Include Some Evening and Weekend Work)

Fixed Term Funded to 31st March 2022
With the possibility of extending for a further year, subject to funding
(A Secondment will be Considered)

Merseyside Youth Association is seeking to appoint a pro-active, resilient, and inspiring person to support the delivery of a hospital-based intervention service which is aimed at vulnerable 10 to 25-year-olds who attend the adult or paediatric emergency departments or Urgent Care Centres in Alder Hey, Royal Liverpool or Aintree Hospitals.

The post holder will be part of a small team of caseworkers working alongside the hospital staff to proactively identify vulnerable young people and help them to access and engage the support they need to prevent any potential escalation of violence and reduce the risk of repeat victimisation or exploitation.  The post holder will be based within Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments, co-ordinate the team to support relevant patients to ‘navigate’ their way away from violence, criminal activity or other harms (whether they are a victim, perpetrator, or both).

Closing Date for Completed Applications: 5pm, Friday 15th October 2021

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Children and Young People Wellbeing Practitioner

Employer: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Sefton Tier 3

Location: Liverpool

Salary: £22,549 to £24,882 pa

An exciting opportunity to join Sefton CAMHS as a trainee Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CYWP). We are currently recruiting to new training posts to start the Postgraduate/Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Interventions to commence January 2022.

Closing Date:18/10/2021

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