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Mental Health Youth Worker

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02446-38305
  • Published: Wed 08/04/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/04/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

Welcome to the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Support Service (IASS).

We provide support that improves outcomes for children and young people between 10 and 18 years old, and up to 25 for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We are committed to seeing life through the eyes of young people in Havering. We promote positive language and attitudes toward young people, their networks and communities. Coproduction is at the heart of our work, and young people’s voices are at the centre of the design and delivery of our service.  

Our core aim is to safeguard children and young people who may be at risk of harm outside of family and home. In recent years, we have seen an increase in the exploitation of children and young people in Havering. We use techniques like information sharing between agencies and data analysis to identify those young people who may be at risk of exploitation. We then work with young people to protect them from harm and improve their life chances.

Our integrated service is multi-disciplinary, and made up of a dedicated team of professionals from:

  • Adolescent safeguarding team
  • Youth justice service
  • Youth Influence and Participation Service
  • Virtual school
  • Child Exploitation / Missing coordination, working across this team and Social Care
  • Clinical health posts
  • Data analysis to enable earlier identification of children vulnerable to criminal exploitation

Our preventative approach to support and intervention with young people is informed by our understanding of:

  • The impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences
  • Young people’s experiences of risk in places and people outside of family, home and school
  • The power of language and relationship-based practice

Mental Health Youth Worker-  2 Year Fixed Term Contract

YPR7 17-20 £28,787 - £30,318 + LW £2,080

The Mental Health Youth Worker will raise awareness of mental health and emotional wellbeing and its links to safeguarding children and young people at risk of exploitation with young people and their families, and partner organisations. This will support the adolescent safeguarding strategy.

The role will work directly with youth work and multi-agency work with children and young people, and their families. Through a range of relevant co-produced activities you will empower young people to build confidence and resilience with young people vulnerable to exploitation and on the edge of the criminal justice system.

The Mental Health Youth Worker will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team both statutory and non-statutory services to provide a programme of activities which safeguard young people and are targeted at individuals and groups in need of specific support, including prioritising support for young people at risk of criminal exploitation.

The role is responsible for identifying target groups of young people to access services this would include and not limited to hard to reach and/or looked after young people, young women, NEET, SEND.

The Mental Health Worker will deliver outreach services for the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Team this will enable Young People to access a wide range of youth work, information, advice and guidance opportunities. Signposting young people to the relevant services where appropriate.

The Mental Health Youth Worker will deputise for Team Managers across the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Team.

You will have a Degree level in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification, level 6 minimum.

You will have experience of working directly with vulnerable young people in a whole family approach.

You will have a passion and commitment to working with Havering young people to improve their outcomes.

You will be able to work evenings and occasional weekend sessions on a regular basis and across the borough.

Your knowledge of current legislation will be up to date and current.

You will have worked within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team to deliver services to Young People.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please note the CV's will not be accepted

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Anita Stewart on 01708 431255

 The closing date for the receipt of applications is. 19th April 2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

 You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for April 2020

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909.


  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02446-38305
  • Published: Wed 08/04/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/04/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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