North East
Job description
Mental Health Youth Worker

Role based in Greater Manchester

The post-holder will work within an innovative mental health community based setting, (Safe Zones).

Full time working flexibly over 7 days 8am - 8pm including weekends.

Permanent position but with a provisional end date for funding of 31/3/2021 (Secondment will be considered)

37 hours per week

£22,929 - £25,477 per annum pro rata

Do you want to support children, young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties?

Can you demonstrate being able to work effectively with people from different organisations, in order to make positive change?

If so - please read on!

Your role will be to:

-'meet and greet' duties into the safe zones, providing patient care and crisis intervention.

-Delivering 1-1 emotional well-being sessions, supporting young people to access self-help and support systems in the community, accessing services to contribute to individualised care-plans and packages.

The post holder must be available to work shift patterns, this will include evening and weekend hours.

In order to be considered for this post you will have to demonstrate that you already have:


-Ability to evaluate your current practice and reflect on training.

-Computer literate and is able to navigate a data management system.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Able to develop good therapeutic relationships.

-Competent in undertaking risk assessments.

-Able to supervise other staff members, and encourage colleagues

Work-based Knowledge

-In depth knowledge of mental health presentation in children and young people and the need for evidence based intervention.

-Demonstrates a knowledge of how environmental factors impact mental health.

-Ability to demonstrate a knowledge of barriers preventing children and young people accessing mental health services

For an application pack please visit the web site

or telephone

The Childrens Society Recruitment team on 020 7841 4400

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2020
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Posted on: 15 January 2020
Closed date: 31 January 2020
Job ref: 3748
Tags: Support Worker