National Mental Health Lead

Posted 8 October by Oasis Community Learning

National Mental Health Lead
Nationwide, UK (home-based, with travel to our academies across England, including The North, The Midlands, The South West, The South Coast and London and The South East)

About Us

Oasis Community Learning (OCL) is a ground-breaking global movement and group of charities and social enterprises working in 51 community hubs located in 11 countries across the world.

We create a new sense of neighbourhood in communities that had previously been forgotten by society and our Community Hub enables people to come together and fulfil their potential.

We are also raising the educational bar through our academies. A family of 52 educational institutions serving over 28,000 students from a variety of backgrounds, our academies seek to close the educational gap that exists between disadvantaged students and their more privileged counterparts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new National Mental Health Lead to join the National Safeguarding Team.

The Benefits

- Salary of £43,857- £47,730 per annum
- Highly competitive defined benefit pension scheme
- Flexible working pattern
- A continuous professional development programme to support your progression
- 25 days’ holiday per annum (rising to 30 with service) plus Bank Holidays

If you are a mental health care professional with outstanding management and leadership skills, this is an exceptional opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact on our academies and educational offering.

Our vision is for a community where everyone is included, making a contribution and reaching their true potential. In this senior position, you will have the chance to support the successful delivery of services and the 'Whole School Approach’ that will enable our students and organisation as a whole to flourish.

The Role

As our National Mental Health Lead, you will lead the development of emotional well-being and mental health approaches across Oasis Academies.

Providing clinical expertise to staff supporting children and young people, you will support the OCL aims, vision and ethos, contributing your specialist mental health knowledge.

Additionally, you will provide clinical expertise and advise on assessment and interventions to staff, pupils and their families across all the Oasis Academies. You will work in partnership with the other organisations that make up the wider Oasis Trust to support our approaches and aims.

About You

To join us as our National Mental Health Lead, you will need:

- Experience in community mental health work with children, adolescents and young adults
- Experience of providing individual and group interventions for treatment of mental health
- Proven experience in delivering training to professionals, volunteers and parents
- Substantial experience of leading and supervising staff within this area of work
- Knowledge of relevant legislation
- Advanced triage skills and knowledge of levels of care within community mental health
- To be skilled in working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
- Expert knowledge of child protection procedures and safeguarding vulnerable adults
- A current professional registration in field of Mental Health (NMC, HCPC and/or BCAP)
- A qualification in leadership and or management or extensive leadership experience

A degree in a relevant subject would be beneficial to your application, as would experience as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Any training in research or post registration training in a treatment modality to diploma/degree standard as a minimum, such as CBT, would also be desirable.

Experience of writing resources for individuals and groups in the treatment of symptoms of mental health and/or in writing training packages would also be advantageous.

Furthermore, experience of delivering expert level training around mental health, self-harm and the prevention of suicide would be equally favourable, as would experience of launching innovative projects in the field of Mental Health.

A CBT/DBT/IAPT post grad qualification would also be useful, as would experience in delivering interventions in partnership with education and/or a local authority.

Please note, this is a full-time position with a flexible working pattern to meet the demands of the role. You will also be required to travel to our academies across England, including The North, The Midlands, The South West, The South Coast and London and The South East.

Other organisations may call this role Mental Health Manager, Mental Health Services Lead, Mental Health Services Manager, Mental Health Services Supervisor, or Mental Health Nursing Manager.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks

So, if you are ready for an exciting, new challenge as a National Mental Health Lead, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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