Job Description

LOCATION:Various Locations within The Highland Council, IV3 5NX
SALARY:£33,072 – £40,736 per year
HOURS: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.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by e-mail, unless otherwise stated. Please check your e-mails 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)Experience
  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.