Circa £18,800 per annum
Permanent full-time (working 37 hours a week) but job share would be considered
We offer 29 days holiday plus public/bank holidays (pro rata), flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more.
Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.
Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services delivers a range of support to children, young people and their families from 5 – 19 (and up to 24yrs for children with SEND) across 2 hubs in the Staffordshire area (Newcastle -under-Lyme and Rugeley). Our aim is to transform and improve outcomes for Children and Young People with mild to moderate EHWB problems, specifically those who are vulnerable and at risk. Our Service is required to respond at the earliest possible opportunity using short, Evidence Based interventions along with information, advice, and guidance (IAG), through our digital partners. The collaborative model is designed to increase resilience and reduce the development of more entrenched mental health issues.
As a Young Persons Worker, you'll be a key member and will play a vital role in, providing support to children and young people.
You will make a difference by:
- Building effective relationships with children, young people and their families and being a good communicator.
- Supporting the team to deliver interventions which improve children and young people's emotional wellbeing.
- Supporting practitioners to run groups for children and young people as well as facilitating your own group sessions.
- Supporting young people to access self-help and digital interventions.
- Supporting young people to overcome anxiety when accessing school or community activities.
- Promoting the service at community venues and events.
- Working from the hub offices as well as in the community.
- Keeping accurate records of work undertaken using IT based recording system.
You will need:
- Experience of working with children, young people.
- Sensitivity to the needs of children young people and families who are emotionally distressed.
- To work within a team environment, demonstrating tact and diplomacy with other members of staff.
- Proactive with a can-do attitude.
- Having a willingness to learn and develop skills.
- Flexibility to work early mornings, early evenings and occasional weekends.
- Access to a car. The job requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.
The way we workWe work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.
Rewards We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.For safe and happy childhoodsAt Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.
For more information please contact Emma Goodwin on 01923 361725 or email Emma.Goodwin@actionforchildren.org.uk
Please note: Interviews are planned to be held on Thursday, 11th November 2021.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
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