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Mental Health Transformation Officer

Job vacancy: Mental Health Transformation Officer 
Remuneration + benefits: £Competitive  
28 days holidays (including bank holidays) [pro rata for part-time contracts] 
Long service holidays 
Free parking 
Death in service benefit
Employee Assistance Program 
Free access to health and wellbeing services 
Access to store discounts/cashback 
BFC retail store discount 
Subsidised home matchday tickets 
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st March 2024  Full time [35 hours per week] Monday to Friday. However, you may be required to work outside of normal office hours, at evenings, weekends and match days as   required.  
Location: Turf Moor (Burnley), Leisure Box (Brierfield) and other locations as necessary.   
Closing date: Wednesday 29th March 2023 
Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert. 

About us 

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club. 

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire. 

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story! 

The role 

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Mental Health Transformation Officer. Reporting to the Director of Community Projects, the Mental Health Transformation Officer will work within a small cohort of schools and help to revolutionise the way we think, talk and act about mental health. The MHTO will provide an early intervention and prevention service for children aiming to increase resilience and give pupils the necessary tools to thrive. 

Role expectations 

The Mental Health Transformation Officer will be expected to: 

  • Assess and support students in assigned primary and secondary schools who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and low mood.   
  • Work collaboratively with student support services/Pastoral team within the schools.   
  • Make accurate assessments of the risk students poses to themselves and others using NICE Guidance.   
  • Offer a range of low-intensity, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based interventions that will help students to manage their own recovery.   
  • Manage referrals and signposting to other agencies.   
  • Devise a shared treatment plan with students that will be delivered via a range of methods including group and one-to-one support.   
  • Attend multi-disciplinary meetings about referrals or students receiving or requesting treatment.   
  • Develop strong professional relationships with schools and primary and secondary care staff, such as general practice staff and mental health workers.   
  • Liaise with external agencies including police, local authority, employers, and employment support workers.   
  • Provide and receive information related to mental health and CBT to individuals or groups of students, relatives, carers, members of the public and professionals.   
  • Deliver whole –year workshops to increase awareness of mental health triggers and conditions   
  • Educate and involve family members and others in your student’s treatment as necessary.   
  • Keep accurate records uploading to VIEWS software system   
  • Provide Feedback to project evaluation partners   
  • Guarantee student confidentiality is protected at all times in line with school policies and procedures.   
  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating bodies and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set out by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence, BACP).   
  • Attend relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.   

The person 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A mental health degree or a degree in a relevant clinical qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience.     
  • A Full valid driving license with access to own transport.   
  • The ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with students.   
  • Experience in providing one-to-one mental health support to young people and families.   
  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.   
  • Experience of partnership working in a multi-agency setting   
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcome   
  • The ability to use clinical supervision and personal development positively and effectively   
  • Experience and ability to meet programme Key Performance Indicators (KPI)   
  • Experience and ability to collate key programme data and evidence   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills   
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults    
  • Knowledge of appropriate childcare legislative framework (vulnerable adults and children).   

How to apply 

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form  (alternative format available upon request).

 BFCitC no longer accept CV’s.  

Burnley FC in the Community are committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.  

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.