Salary: £30,210 per annum, pro rata
Contract type: permanent, part-time
Working pattern: 52 weeks
Closing date: Thursday 19 May 2022
Apply here: https://careers.ymcadlg.org/job/266549
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About the role
• Location: Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
• Earnings: £30,210 per annum, pro rata
We are a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people, working to prevent youth homelessness and provide a home to 763 young people every night. We reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation and youth work. This is challenging yet rewarding work that helps the young people we support to belong, contribute, and thrive. You can hear our inspiring Young People's Stories HERE.
We are looking for a permanent, part-time (30 hours per week) Mind The Gap Emotional Wellbeing Worker to join our supportive and entusaicstic Brighton and Hove Community Wellbeing Service. The postholder will deliver a swift response to the emotional and mental health needs of 11 to 24 year olds living or studying in the city through implementation of a broad range of CYP IAPT evidence-based interventions. This work will include preventative work, crisis support and assistance with transitions & onward referrals. You will be carrying out a broad range of interventions including; triage, individual assessments, one-off support meetings, case working from 6 to 12 sessions, Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (LIPI) or counselling (dependent on qualifications), facilitation of emotional well-being groups, facilitating psycho-educational groups, coaching, supporting drop-ins and online/phone/email/face-to-face consultations.
As part of the role you will refer and alert the YMCA DownsLink Group project manager/supervisor/Social Care of any potential risks in terms of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and to manage these risks safely and appropriately.
There is flexibility around working days, with the expectation to include one evening until 7:30pm each week. This role is based from Youth Advice Centre in Brighton, working across Brighton & Hove.
Who You Are
You will be a Post-Qualified or Graduate or Post Graduate Level Counselling Diploma, LIPI or equivalent mental health qualification/training – this is not essential but desirable. If applicable you will have a BACP Registration or Accreditation and/or eligible for other Professional Accreditation e.g. UKCP/HPC – again this is not essential but desirable.
You will be experienced in working with young people aged 11-24 years old with a range of mental health issues and have experience of responding to young people in crisis. You will have experience in delivering face to face emotional wellbeing case work, coaching and carrying out of assessments with young people to include working with high risk and complex issues. Ideally you will also have experience of facilitating groups and/or delivering training. It is essential you have a sound understanding of Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding issues and procedures, along with a sound understanding of Child Developmental processes.
We also know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
As part of our commitment to being a Trauma-Informed Organisation, all frontline staff have access to regular group Reflective Practice Supervision and for therapeutic roles, we offer clinical supervision.
Closing date is 19 May 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and interviews arranged on a rolling basis
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.