Redhill, Surrey
£25,000 - £28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you seeking a new challenge this year? YMCA East Surrey is recruiting for this brand new role, which sits within our Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services team. Sitting alongside a more junior post, this role will see the successful applicants coordinate, plan and deliver interventions to improve the mental wellbeing of children, young people and their families. This role will also require working with the NHS, CAHMS and Children's Services. If you are passionate about helping those in need, this role could be for you. A Level 4 qualification relevant to working with children, young people and families gained in education, social care, youth work, informal education or health is required. 

Main responsibilities

  1. To receive and manage referrals from partner agencies and from young people themselves
  2. Assess the needs and strengths of the referred child or young person and put together a programme of help and support; helping them identify individual goals to achieve desired change
  3. To design, deliver and evaluate interventions for children and young people which aim to improve mental health and well-being, build on existing strengths and increase levels of resilience
  4. Co-ordinate, record and collect data with various tools such as goal-based outcomes (GBO’s) and use this to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions
  5. To take full responsibility for own caseload of children, young people and families some with complex and multiple needs
  6. To involve children, young people and their parents in the co-production of programmes, activities and services and support other staff in their understanding and delivery of co-production techniques
  7. To take a lead on working collaboratively with Surrey and Borders NHS Partnership, Surrey Children’s Services, local CAMHS teams and other community-based services to provide the most effective service for children, young people and families
  8. To be responsible for accurate records of individual engagement, evidence of change and celebrate progress with children and young people
  9. To provide record and report the appropriate data to ensure support programmes can be accurately monitored and evaluated
  10. To be responsible for the health and safety of children and young people attending all sessions and to ensure that safeguarding and child protection policies are adhered to.
  11. To provide written case studies as evidence of the effectiveness of individual interventions and support other staff in their understanding and delivery of similar qualitative evaluation techniques
  12. Attend and participate in relevant internal/external meetings and forums related to the mental health forums
  13. To work as part of a team and attend team meetings, training events and participate fully in one to one, peer and group supervision.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Typically this will be 9.30am to 5.30pm but up to 2 evenings with a 7pm finish (with a later start time) may be required. Requests to work 4 days per week may also be considered.

Location: YMCA Hillbrook House, Redhill

Salary / pay rate: £25,000 - £28,000 per annum

Annual leave: Four weeks plus bank holidays. Holidays increase after two years service to a maximum of five weeks after six years service. The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year

Benefits: The post holder will be entitled to free use of the YMCA East Surrey fitness centre in Redhill and half price YMCA childcare for dependents. There is free parking available at YMCA East Surrey sites. YMCA East Surrey also operates a Bike to Work Scheme.


Posted on: 21 January 2021
Closed date: 03 February 2021
Tags: Practitioner

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