Mental Wealth Academy (MWA)
The Mental Wealth Academy is an exciting new project that aims to support 18-25-year-olds who experience ill mental health. Third sector organisations in the partnership are providing one-to-one and group work support for young people in their locality. Oxfordshire Youth’s role in this partnership is to deliver its mental health training offer to families of young people who experience ill mental health. The Mental Health Ambassador Coordinator’s role is to: deliver a three-year training and development package for 20 young people who have been on a mental health journey and are ready to take a step into training and development opportunities, to upskill, develop and enable them to become effective Mental Health Ambassadors, to deliver mental health training and/or run workshop sessions with younger young people as part of the MWA.
The Main Objectives:
- To recruit and support a team of young people aged 18-25 to become mental health ambassadors(MHA) over a 3-year period.
- To develop and provide a full programme of learning and development opportunities for the mental health ambassadors (MHA) to thrive.
Key Responsibilities and Main Duties
The Mental Health Ambassador Coordinator will be responsible for:
- To maintain and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and partners to actively promote and celebrate the Mental Wealth Academy (MWA).
- To meet Key Performance Indicators set by Oxfordshire Youth and the MWA contract.
- To plan and implement a recruitment campaign supported by the MWA partnership.
- To deliver a high quality training and development package of support for 20 young people including group work, 1:2:1 support, accredited learning, informal education and team building.
- To upskill, develop and enable young people to become effective Mental Health Ambassadors and feel empowered in their role.
- To support the Mental Health Ambassador’s to co-deliver mental health training and/or run workshop sessions with younger young people as part of the MWA.
- To be flexible in meeting young people’s needs as and when they change and develop.
- Record qualitative and quantitative data for monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
- Work with the Partnership Team and Development Team to implement project monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. This will include contributing to monthly reports and regular consultation with young people to obtain feedback as part of the continuing development of the project.
- To recognise that promoting the welfare and safeguarding children, young people and adults is everyone’s business and access training and supervision as appropriate to the role.
- To support the organisation in ensuring young people are protected from abuse or the risk of abuse and their human rights are respected and upheld.
- To ensure concerns are responded to appropriately in line with the OY's Safeguarding Adults Policy and the Child Protection Policy and interagency safeguarding procedures.
- To comply with recruitment and other checks as requested by the organisation including undertaking a DBS check.
- To attend team meetings and regular supervision meetings with the Line Manager.
- To liaise and work alongside other team members and to maintain good inter-agency links.
- Monitor performance against agreed annual targets for delivery and quality standards, while constantly looking to improve the qualitative effectiveness of the work produced by the Membership team.
- To ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with Oxfordshire Youth’s values, guidelines, policies and procedures.
- To undergo training that will enable personal and workforce development.
- To undertake any other relevant duty related to the further development, promotion and sustainability of the organisation as agreed with the Chief Executive.
- Represent the organisation in a professional and appropriate manner at all times by considering punctuality, personal appearance and boundaries, including diversity and equality of opportunities.
Qualifications and Experience
A minimum of two years working face-to face with young people or equivalent
Either a recognised youth work or education qualification or similar
Experience of monitoring and evaluation
Experience working with policies and procedures that support activities with young people
A full clean UK driving license and access to a vehicle
A track record of delivering training and workshops with young people and adults
Experience of coordinating development pathways with young people
Experience of working with youth committees or steering groups
Skills and Aptitudes
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including being able to positively engage and motivate others
Confident user of IT, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the range of issues relevant to and affecting young people
Ability to determine priorities and targets and achieve them including when working under pressure
A flexible approach to work including a willingness to take on tasks outside the normal remit, to work irregular hours and travel
Understanding of the working practices of youth settings
Integrity and discretion when dealing with sensitive information
Passion and enthusiasm for supporting young people
Committed to treating people equally, respecting differences and challenging prejudice and discrimination
A positive, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ approach to work
Committed to your own learning and development
This job description is subject to amendment following discussion with the post holder.
A full clean UK driving license and access to a vehicle is essential
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