Trainee Primary Mental Health Worker, Inverness - HGH06387

The Highland Council

  • Location: IV1 1SG
  • £25,153 to £35,933 per annum, Band 6
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: HGH06387

Job Description

Post Title: Trainee Primary Mental Health Worker
Location: Inverness
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent
Salary: £25,153 - £35,933 p.a.

Under NHS Terms and Conditions the post holder will be paid 70% of the maximum Band 6 Salary (£35,933) for the first 18 months whilst undertaking training. On completion of training the post holder will commence on the first increment of the Band 6 salary. 

Contact Person: John Sinclair, Tel: 01463 702043

Job Purpose: The Primary Mental Health Worker is part of a tier 2 child and adolescent mental health service based within the Highland Council. The Primary Mental Health Worker provides early stage mental health assessment and interventions through liaison, consultation, supervision and training to universal services. The PMHW will also provide direct clinical input to children, young people, and their families where this is indicated.

The main emphasis of primary mental health work with children and young people is to enable community based professionals to effectively recognise children and young people with emerging mental health problems. Therefore the Primary Mental Health Worker role enhances the skills and resources of local community and specialist services. Thereby creating a more integrated and co-ordinated service that will respond more effectively to the needs of the local population.

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting post the reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.


You will require to be registered with a relevant professional body.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Highland to meet the operational requirements of the Service

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