Peckham, Greater London
Circa £36,000
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Child & Young Person Mental Wellbeing Lead
: The Nest in Peckham with a requirement to travel to other offices and locations as required
Contract: 3 year fixed-term
Salary: Circa £36,000
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)

Groundwork London is a leading social and environmental regeneration charity delivering over 500 projects each year, many of which support young people to achieve their goals through meaningful interventions which amplify their voice and increase involvement in volunteering and social action.  

As part of Groundwork’s expanding Youth programme we are recruiting a Child & Young Person Mental Wellbeing specialist to lead our innovative open access wellbeing support service in London on behalf of Southwark Council, known as The Nest.

The service aims to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people by ensuring all children and young people across Southwark:

  • Know where to go if they need mental wellbeing support
  • Are able to access support quickly
  • Feel empowered to make informed decisions about their mental health.

Groundwork London’s The Nest will utilise early-intervention approaches to enhance the mental wellbeing of service users. These approaches will allow responses at the point of need which will reduce the need for referrals, appointments and waiting lists to specialist services. Children and young people will also be able to drop in.

The Child & Young Person Mental Wellbeing Lead will have the relevant experience and accreditation to provide wellbeing support for children and young people through the delivery of high-quality, outcome-informed, focused and, evidence-based interventions in one-to-one and group formats for service users experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and stress.

Your focus will be the delivery of therapeutic intervention, such as counselling and CBT, to children and young people. You will also supervise The Nest’s Wellbeing Coaches by monitoring their caseloads to ensure that their interventions are informed by the psychological evidence base, and determining when more specialist therapeutic intervention need to be provided in-house or accessed from partners specialist in CAMHS and AMHS.

Closing date for applications: 28 May 2020
Interview dates:  2 June 2020

We ask that unsuccessful candidates refrain from applying for this position again as their application will not be considered.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application.

Appointment to this role is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

No agencies please.

Refreshed on: 23 May 2020
Closed date: 28 May 2020
Job ref: 155763_GL
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work