Job description
Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner: Shropshire & Telford BEAM Service- Emotional Health & well-being service 1 post - contract until March 2022

21 hours: To cover drop-ins, which include late finishes and alternate Saturdays

Location - Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.

This role sits within our children and families directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support.

At Beam, we offer a truly different way of delivering access to mental and emotional health support. We don't want young people to feel like they have to reach crisis point to get the help they need. We don't want young people to feel like they don't deserve a place to go because their worry is 'too small.' We don't want young people to have to wait to receive the care they deserve.

Beam runs various drop in services for any young person aged 0-25, professionals and carers to drop in and get immediate help and support. Young people don't need to be referred, they don't need an appointment, and they don't need permission to come, all they need to do is walk through our doors, to be greeted with a warm welcome and immediate support.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to undertake the role of Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner. A key part of this role is to work within the new service providing support to Children Young People and Young Adults (CYPYA) with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties and their friends, families and carers. You will welcome CYPYA, their families, carers and friends, and engage them in constructive conversations. You will be able to help them to; explain their concerns and needs, navigate their way through the options they have for support and self-help, and help them to make best use of that support. You will also be able to provide direct therapeutic support as required.

It is imperative that the successful applicant has a good working knowledge of Mental and Emotional Health Issues that young people face today, including a working knowledge of brief interventions on how to support young people in overcoming these challenges. The post holder must be able to design and deliver groups and workshops against evidence bases to help young people manage common Mental and Emotional Health issues. You will also be required to develop and deliver Mental Health and Emotional Well-being training and awareness sessions for professionals, parents and other care givers. The post holder must be able to network successfully with other agencies, and have good presenting skills for promoting the service positively and successfully to a variety of audiences.

Please refer to the JD for further detail on Skills and Experience.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 17th November 2019

Interviews will be held on 25 or 26th November 2019
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Posted on: 18 October 2019
Closed date: 17 November 2019
Job ref: 3632
Tags: Practitioner