Becoming a Man (BAM) Counsellor Required: London
DEADLINE: Monday 3 August 2020
Mental Health Foundation
SALARY: Starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000 in year 3 (+£1,642.50 London weighting)
HOURS: 35 hours per week
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term (till April 2023)
Would you like to work for an organisation that believes that prevention is fundamental to effectively addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Becoming a Man (BAM) Counsellor to join our BAM Team in delivering the programme within schools in Lambeth.
Salary: starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000 in year 3 (+£1,642.50 London weighting)
The vision of the Mental Health Foundation is good mental health for all. We work to prevent mental health problems, driving change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a particular focus on those at greatest risk. The Foundation is the home of Mental Health Awareness Week. We have pioneered change for over 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!
In this exciting role, BAM Counsellors are responsible for guiding young men to learn, internalise, and practice social skills, make responsible decisions for their future, and become positive members of their school and community.
• leading and facilitating four to five weekly BAM groups during the school-day, utilizing youth engagement, clinical counselling, Men’s Work, and Rites of Passage skills;
• providing individualised supports to all BAM participants, and provide individual, family and crisis counselling sessions to students on an as needed basis;
• in collaboration with the Project Manager, managing an annual program budget to plan and execute field trips and special events for students throughout school year and summer;
• participating in monthly staff development trainings and team meetings on the evidence-based BAM curriculum and other topics relevant to working with youth;
• collaborating with school administration, teachers, and other Mental Health Foundation programmes to provide and participate in professional development sessions.
BAM Counsellors will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills, capabilities and experience:
• experience in youth engagement through working in education, human service, youth
development or social services;
• ability to commit to the continuous improvement of service quality and the
• experience in working with groups of young people in a therapeutic capacity;
• successfully employed monitoring and evaluation systems processes;
• demonstrable experience utilising tools for emotional or academic needs assessment;
• experience providing individualised pastoral or emotional support to young people or their families;
• strong communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in regards to cultural
sensitivity and respect for differences;
• proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
The Genuine Occupational Requirements for these roles states that all applicants must identify as male.
Why should you join our Mental Health Foundation?
• 25 days excluding bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years of service
• Generous non-contributory pension plan, up to 10% employer contribution
• Various flexible working options
• Enhanced Maternity pay
• Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to work scheme