Primary Mental Health Worker, Fort William - HGH04499

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Ref no: HGH04499
Closes: Monday, 25th September 2017
Published: Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Location: Fulton House, Gordon Square, Fort William
Salary: £26,830 - £35,933 per year
Hours: 37.50 hours per year
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Highland Council
Category: Health Services
Sub-category: Primary Mental Health Workers

Job Description

Post Title: Primary Mental Health Worker      
:  Fort William
Hours:      37.5 hours per week
Duration:  Permanent
Salary:      £26,830 - £35,933 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

This post is suitable for flexible working hours up to 37.5 hours per week

Contact Person: Bernadette Cairns, Tel: 01463 702876

Job Purpose: The main emphasis of primary mental health work with children and young people is to enable community and primary care-based professionals to effectively recognise children and young people’s strengths and difficulties.  Primary mental health work can be delivered as either a universal or targeted provision, according to the needs of the local population.

The Primary Mental Health Worker (PMHW) will act as a locality cross-agency networker, providing early stage mental health assessment and interventions through liaison, consultation, supervision and training to primary care professionals. The PMHW will also provide direct clinical input to children, young people, and their families where this is indicated.

This approach will build on, and further enhance the skills and resources of local community and specialist services. Thereby creating a more integrated and coordinated 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 609575 (24 hour voicemail) quoting post the reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.


  1. Relevant professional qualification.
  2. Further appropriate post qualification training in the speciality of child and adolescent mental health (at diploma/degree level or equivalent).
  3. Minimum of 3 years experience working in the field of child and adolescent mental health and to function as an autonomous practitioner.