We are looking to recruit an empathic, warm, friendly, hard-working and flexible person who is passionate about improving children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. They must be a team player with excellent communication and organisational skills, able to prioritise and manage their own workload. They must be able to work independently within the community.
Job purpose: To engage with children, young people and their families and deliver a combination of advice and signposting, 1:1 sessions, group, online and telephone interventions to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Hours of work: 35 per week, Monday – Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm (with one hour for lunch which is unpaid). Occasional evening work is required (with a corresponding later start time or possibility to claim time off in lieu).
Location: Post to be based at Hillbrook House, Redhill or Phoenix Youth Centre, Tadworth; however, the work will take place in a variety of community locations (e.g., youth centres, schools, community buildings) across one or more geographical areas in Surrey.
Salary / pay rate: £26,000 - £28,890 per annum, depending on experience.
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.
Closing date & interviews: 30th November 2023 (we reserve the right to close the recruitment campaign early if required) Interview date: Week commencing 4th December 2023
Main responsibilities To help assess the needs and strengths of the referred child or young person and help them identify individual goals to achieve desired change. To deliver and assist with the evaluation of interventions for children and young people which aim to improve mental health and well-being, build on existing strengths and increase levels of resilience. Record and collect data with various tools such as goal-based outcomes (GBO’s) and use this to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. To take responsibility for own caseload of children, young people and families some with complex and multiple needs with support from senior Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) staff. To help involve children, young people and their parents in the co-production of programmes, activities and services. To work collaboratively with partner organisations in the Surrey Wellbeing Partnership, Surrey and Borders NHS Partnership, Surrey Children’s Services, local CAMHS/CYPS teams, schools and other community-based services to provide the most effective service for children, young people and families.
To keep accurate records of individual engagement, evidence of change and celebrate progress with children and young people.
To provide, record and report the appropriate data to ensure support programmes can be accurately monitored and evaluated. To apply safeguarding and child protection procedures. To help provide written case studies as evidence of the effectiveness of individual interventions. To work as part of a team and attend team meetings, training events and participate fully in one to one, peer and group supervision.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.