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Various Locations within The Highland Council, IV3 5NX
£33,072 - £40,736 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title:     Primary Mental Health Worker (2 Posts)
:       Highland
Hours:           37.5 hours per week 
Duration:      Fixed Term to June 2023
Salary:          £33,072- £40,736 p.a. 

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

Contact Person: Bernadette Cairns Tel: 01463 644400

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 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.

If you require assistance to complete and application form please email and mark for attention of Kim/Fiona.

The Highland Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing within the workplace.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated.  Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.



  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)


  1. Minimum of 3 years experience working in the field of child and adolescent mental health and to function as an autonomous practitioner.

    Other requirements

  1. To have access to personal transport to enable travel across the whole Council Area.