CYP WellFamily Worker - Community InReach Service, Hackney
37 hours per week
Grade 3 (lower): £29,953 - £32,526 per annum (inclusive of ILW)
Make a Difference to Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Following a successful application to the Department of Health and Social Care (DoH) in conjunction with City & Hackney CCG, Hackney Council, and Hackney CVS, we are delighted to be recruiting for our new and innovative Children and Young People’s Community InReach Wellbeing Service.
This service will provide emotional and mental health wellbeing support to children and young people aged 9-25, and their families, from African and Caribbean Heritage (ACH) communities; focusing on two key transition points in their lives (primary to secondary school and childhood to adulthood). The service is designed to increase the capacity of ACH communities to harness potential, identify and support children and young people’s mental health needs, and to establish a clear pathway into direct support, including therapeutic support.
Hackney has a higher than London average proportion of children with social, emotional and mental health needs and rate of exclusions. Whilst many ACH children, young people and families are succeeding in Hackney, young people from ethnic minority communities are over-represented in terms of child protection plans, looked after children and school exclusions (CAMHS Transformation Plan, 2019/20). Inequalities in health and wider determinants are highlighted during consultation with local people where young black people disproportionately report inequality, racism and discrimination on a routine basis.
Family Action are forward looking and ambitious, with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation that strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills, then we look forward to hearing from you.
We are seeking candidates from African and Caribbean Heritage in order to reach out to children, young people and their families in these communities. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
As CYP WellFamily Worker, you will work collaboratively with ACH and other community organisations/CAMHS and other partners to reduce barriers to mental health support to children and young people of African heritage, and their families and provide a single door, early intervention support model.
You will work flexibly with children and young people, both on a 1:1 and group basis, in community/neighbourhood settings, which they are familiar with, to maximise their access to support. You will undertake holistic assessments, and hold a caseload delivering outcome focussed, tailored emotional and practical interventions to children, young people and their families for a maximum of 6 weeks, which harnesses potential and wellbeing as well as supports resilience.
You will have a recognised counselling qualification and significant experience of delivering short-term, evidence based, empowering and solution focussed interventions to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. You will have a whole family approach to your practice to maximise outcomes for children, as well as excellent consultation, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, you will be knowledgeable about the wider health determinants which impact on ACH communities and barriers for children and young people achieving positive outcomes.
If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude, we can offer you:
- A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme
- Career development opportunities
- A full induction and ongoing quality training
- The opportunity to become part of Family Action initiatives
- Flexible working hours
- Managed workloads with regular supportive and reflective supervision
Closing date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 9.30am.
Interview dates: Monday 7th October 2019
Family Action is a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, which we consider acceptable.
Other organisations may call this role Qualified Counsellor, Counsellor, Therapist, Support Worker, Wellbeing Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker or Young People’s Support Worker.
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