Mental Health Practitioner (Mind and Body)

Gravesend, UK
03 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like the opportunity to work with young people to help them reduce their risk around self-harm?

We are recruiting for three practitioners of to join our Mind and Body team. Mind and Body is an award winning early intervention programme within Addaction - one of the UK's leading substance misuse and mental health treatment charities. Mind and Body specifically supports 13-17 year olds around self-harming and risk taking behaviours, in order to help them achieve positive outcomes that will help them to continue to strive into adulthood.

As a Mind and Body Practitioner, you will be required to deliver a combination of individual and group psychoeducational interventions with young people, most commonly within school environments. You will be skilled in employing a range of harm-minimisation and therapeutic techniques to elicit attitudinal and behavioural changes in participants. You will deliver the programme in secondary schools across North and West Kent. The role requires effective partnership working with other agencies and candidates should be equally skilled in engaging young people and professionals alike.

Applicants should possess excellent communication and case management skills, be confident using IT, have some proven experience of working with young people with emotional difficulties and should have excellent engagement skills. You will work as part of a large team and also feel confident to work independently.

As you will be required to travel across Kent, possession of a car and a full driving licence is essential."

Interview Date: Thursday 19th September 2019

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