Bank Activity Workers
This role has an hourly rate of £14.15 and is subject to an additional enhancement in lieu of annual leave/sickness. You will be required to work flexibly as part of the team, with one day a week guaranteed.
We are seeking an Activity Worker to work at the Hope Service. You will work with young people with complex mental health, behavioural and social care needs. You will work mainly in Epsom and occasionally in Guildford.
This innovative and exciting multi-disciplinary service is provided by Health, Social Care and Education professionals to young people aged 11-18 with mental health, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties living in Surrey. We are a Centre of Clinical Excellence and recently awarded Outstanding by Ofsted.
The Activity Worker role is an integral part of planning and delivering therapeutic support and education to young people receiving a service from HOPE, either through the Day Programme or Outreach. You will be actively involved in groups and individual programmes for young people, and participate in the delivery of multi-agency programmes.
The focus of the role is to help young people develop problem solving, coping, learning and social interaction skills, promoting educational attainment, and to work directly with young people and their families or carers to promote and safeguard their welfare within an integrated service. You will work closely with other members of the team and tailor activities and interventions to help meet young people's agreed therapeutic and educational goals.
The duties cover both elements of the Service, i.e. the Day Programme and Community Work. You will work fully in the multi-disciplinary team and with care co-ordinators in the development, implementation and evaluation of person-centred plans, including educational and therapeutic needs. You will contribute to the effective functioning of the team and work in partnership with colleagues from all agencies.
In order to be considered for shortlisting for this role, you will need to evidence your;
- Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of needs of young people with mental health problems and in care settings.
- Skills and abilities in the delivery of creative, playful and flexible work with young people.
- Ability to travel around the county is essential so you will need to hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car.
- Experience in working with young people, and in using creative and flexible social skills/educational programmes.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st May 2023 with Interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.