Mental Health Senior Practitioner-Counsellor & Team Leader: Greater London
Croydon Drop In and Off The Record
Croydon Drop In and Off The Record are established, award-winning providers of advice, information, guidance and counselling to the community of Croydon and we are committed to improving the welfare of local children, young people and families.
This is an exciting time to join the team with excellent opportunities to shape the delivery of the service and make a real difference to better emotional wellbeing in school communities.
The project’s initiation followed the Green Paper ‘Transforming Children & Young People’s Mental Health’ and since January 2019 NHS South West London Partnership has led the Mental Health in Schools project across the six boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston.
CDI/OTR jointly manage the Wave 2 Mental Health Support Team in Croydon and we are now recruiting for 4 more practitioners to join us. Our team currently consists of four Education Wellbeing Practitioners, a Clinical Lead/ Supervisor and an Administrator.
MHSTs work within a cluster of primary & secondary schools with a combined population of 8,000 pupils.
The remit is to deliver early intervention around common mental health issues and on preventative work around the issue of serious youth violence.
MHSTs work with educators on a Whole School Approach to improving emotional well-being/mental health.