£11,117.60 per annum for working 36 hours per week, based in Guildford.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract opportunity. You will be expected to work office hours, with some evening and weekend working.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) is required for this post.
About the Role
About the Team
The Rights and Participation Team was established in October 2010 and aims to:
Ensure young people who access mental health services have a voice in the management and development of mental health services for children and young people (and their families) in Surrey, through accessible and meaningful consultation.
Act as an advocate for children and young people's right to have a say in decision making, practice and policy development, through active involvement in recruitment and training of staff, peer mentoring and individual and group representation.
Give young people opportunity to initiate and facilitate service user led initiatives with the wider aim of contributing positively to the outcomes of children and young people who access mental health services, including furthering own personal and professional development in the process. Projects include Annual Awards ceremony, seasonal magazine, and increasing mental health awareness in Education and the Youth Service.
Give young people who access mental health apprentice and learning opportunities, and to use experiences of services to further their own personal and professional development.
As an apprentice in the team you would be supporting numerous projects with children and young people every day. This role will be of particular interest to individuals with personal experience of accessing mental health services.
Surrey County Council is recognised as a great first place to work, and this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development as part of our Rights and Participation Team for CAMHS and SEND.
You will be fully supported and mentored as you provide project planning and facilitation support to a range of service user involvement projects involving children and young people who have accessed mental health services in Surrey.
We’re looking for someone with who’s passionate about starting a career in local government and keen to work with children and young people who have accessed mental health services in a creative and energetic way. You will need good communication and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate at all levels.
You’ll also need three GCSEs grade A to C, or equivalent including Maths and English. To be eligible for the government funded Apprenticeship scheme only applicants with no higher education can be considered for this position.
Our apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and an NVQ qualification. The scheme is designed and funded for 16 to 24 year olds who are living and entitled to work in England, don’t have degrees, and are not in full-time education. When you’ve finished, we’ll help you to find a permanent role. Upon attending an interview you will be need to be able to show you meet the above requirements to be considered for an apprenticeship.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- A willingness to learn and the motivation to succeed
- IT literate - able to use information, communication and office technology
- Able to work quickly and accurately ensuring attention to detail
- Key or Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 OR 2 GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent
For an informal discussion about this role please feel free to call Charlotte Williams on 07896248244.
Closing Date 24/09/2018
Interviews will be held at Adult Education Centre, Guildford, GU1 3RX