Project Leader (Education Mental Health Support Teams)

Project Leader (Education Mental Health Support Teams)

Young Somerset
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £28,203
  • Closing date: Monday November 30th, 2020 5:00pm
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Full time, permanent countywide post; salary £28,203

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the expanding Somerset Education Mental Health Support Teams. In line with the government’s priority to increase access and availability of early intervention mental health and well-being support for children, young people and families. This role will line manage the Educational Mental Health Practitioners (trainee and qualified practitioners) and provide day to day operational guidance, leadership and management to ensure safe and excellent quality services.

The post-holder will have a proven track record of effective project management and preferably have worked within a mental health, education, youth work or wellbeing field. This position will hold a leadership role for planning, delivery, reporting and evaluation of services.

The Practitioners in the teams are trained in the CYP/IAPT programme, providing low intensity CBT and other psycho-education interventions and will support a Whole School Approach to staff and pupil well-being. To find out more about the Mental Health Support Teams visit:

This service is jointly delivered by Young Somerset and Somerset Foundation Trust (CAMHS), working closely with Somerset County Council Education and Public Health colleagues.

Are you keen to join the vibrant, dynamic youth work organisation that is Young Somerset? We provide a wide range of activities for young people including open access and targeted youth work, skills development and enterprise, and emotional wellbeing and mental health services. To find out more about what Young Somerset does visit:

We welcome applications from diverse professional backgrounds.

For job description and application form visit:
Deadline for applications: 30 November by 5pm
Completed applications to
Interview Date: 9 December

For an informal discussion or more information please contact Head of Wellbeing Services; Karen Leafe Mobile 07483 388322