Brent Centre for Young People
MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT & LIAISON WORKER
Job Description
Job Title:
Mental Health Support & Liaison Worker
Hours of work:
Part-time (Monday – Friday) 18.75 hours
(Please note that in this role, there will be times when you are expected to work outside traditional
hours working)
Salary:
£31,000 Pro Rata
Period:
One year fixed term initially
Service Setting:
Local Community & the Brent Centre for Young People
Responsible to:
Service Manager (Clinical Administration)
Accountable to:
CEO & Clinical Director
Job Summary
This post has been funded by the Irish Youth Foundation, to develop the Brent Centre for Young
People’s work with the Irish community. The post holder will be responsible for supporting and
engaging in young people who are British born Irish or recent migrants to Britain from Ireland. The
post holder will provide patient focussed support to young Irish people who require mental health
and practical support. The post holder will be working in conjunction with the Clinical Staff and CEO
& Clinical Director and other relevant staff. He/she will be also liaising with other organisations and
developing joint work as appropriate. There is potential for clinical development and the opportunity
to work as Co-Therapist in Group and Family Psychotherapy. There is a potential for full time hours.
Duties & Responsibilities:

To identify unmet mental health needs of Irish young people and their families.
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To identify unmet practical needs of Irish young people and their families.

Offer practical support with issues such as housing, finance, employment or studying
opportunities, accessing social activities, supporting their physical health and accessing any
other services as necessary.

Engage Irish young people in mental health and practical support
Laufer House, 51 Winchester Avenue, London NW6 7TT
Registered as Brent Adolescent Centre
Company No. 4037793 Charity no. 1081903
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Brent Centre for Young People
MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT & LIAISON WORKER
Job Description

Liaise and make links with other Irish organisations, churches, youth groups and any other
group providing services to Irish communities to create partnerships and networking
opportunities.

Develop new and creative ways to work with young Irish people

To look at ways of developing the service to meet a broader range of needs of young Irish
people

To further the understanding and sensitivity to intercultural work and better meet the needs
of our community.

To promote the work of the Brent Centre for Young People of individual, family and group
psychotherapy to the Irish Community.

To liaise with other Irish organisations and develop joint work as appropriate.

To carry out initial interviews with adolescents aged 13-21 years old.
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To attend regular clinical meetings and receive regular management and clinical supervision.

To report and monitor and liaise with the fundraising team and funders and maintain a good
relationship with current and potential funders.

To be actively involved in research, clinical audit, and Outcome monitoring as required, as
well as writing clinical papers or other projects as required by the CEO & Clinical Director

To maintain and develop the relationship with current referrers (GPs Practices, Schools and
Teachers, Social Services, the Brent Child and Family Clinic, NHS Psychiatric Teams, etc.)

To assist the CEO & Clinical Director in the development of relationships with other
organisations working with young people.

To work with the CEO & Clinical Director, Executive Assistant to the CEO &Clinical
Administration Service Manager and the Schools Service Co-ordinator and other members
of the staff to develop the profile of the Centre and raise awareness and interest in the
Centre and its services.

To work with the CEO & Clinical Director, Clinical Staff and administrative staff in identifying
and collating statistical information about the work of the Centre and its outcomes that help
to present a case for support.
Laufer House, 51 Winchester Avenue, London NW6 7TT
Registered as Brent Adolescent Centre
Company No. 4037793 Charity no. 1081903
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Brent Centre for Young People
MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT & LIAISON WORKER
Job Description

To comply with, promote and contribute to the development of the Centre’s mission, policies
and procedures

To commit to the aims of the Centre and its strategic/business plans

To provide such additional duties commensurate with the post, as the CEO & Clinical
Director and Service Manager (Clinical Administration) may deem necessary
Supervision
The post holder will be expected to:  Attend regular supervision with named supervisor
 Incorporate feedback from supervision into practice
Flexibility
In order to deliver services effectively, a level of flexibility is required. The majority of hours required
will be between 9.30am and 6pm. However, there will be occasional evening and weekend work.
Disclosure of Criminal Background
All employees are checked by Disclosure & Barring Service. The successful applicant will be asked
to complete a Criminal Background Check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Having a criminal
record will not necessarily bar you from working with the Brent Centre for Young People. This will
depend on the nature and circumstances of the offences. If you are invited to an interview, we ask
that you bring the relevant documentation with you.
Confidentiality
All information relating to services users and staff gained through your employment with the Brent
Centre for Young People is confidential. Any disclosure to any unauthorised person is a serious
disciplinary offence.
Dr. Maxim J. A. de Sauma
CEO & Clinical Director
November 2013
Laufer House, 51 Winchester Avenue, London NW6 7TT
Registered as Brent Adolescent Centre
Company No. 4037793 Charity no. 1081903
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