Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner Required: Shropshire (3970)
Closing Date: 28th September 2020
Location – Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
Recruiter: The Children’s Society
1 post – permanent contract but please note the provisional end date for funding for this role is 31st March 2022.
30 hours: To cover service delivery which includes late finishes and alternate Saturdays
Salary: £23,388 per annum pro rata for 30 hours
The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.
This role sits within our children and young people directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support.
At Beam, we offer a truly different way of delivering access to mental and emotional health support. We don’t want young people to feel like they have to reach crisis point to get the help they need. We don’t want young people to feel like they don’t deserve a place to go because their worry is ‘too small.’ We don’t want young people to have to wait to receive the care they deserve.
Beam runs various emotional wellbeing services for any young person under 25, to get help and support. This includes:
- Walk-in model;
- Call back phone support;
- New ways to access support are currently in development.
Young people don’t need to be referred, and they don’t need permission to come, all they need to do is contact the service to be greeted with a warm welcome and support.
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to undertake the role of Emotional Wellbeing Practioner. A key part of this role is to work within the service providing support to Children Young People and Young Adults (CYPYA) with emotional wellbeing concerns, and their friends, families and carers.
You will welcome CYPYA, their families and carers, and engage them in constructive conversations. You will be able to help them to; explain their concerns and needs, navigate their way through the options they have for support and self-help, and help them to make best use of that support. You will also be able to provide direct therapeutic support as required.
It is imperative that the successful applicant has a good working knowledge of Mental and Emotional Health Issues that young people face today, including a working knowledge of brief interventions on how to support young people in overcoming these challenges. The post holder should be able to design and deliver groups and workshops to help young people manage common Mental and Emotional Health issues. You will also be required to develop and deliver Mental Health and Emotional Well-being training and awareness sessions for professionals, parents and other care givers. The post holder must be able to network successfully with other agencies, and have good presenting skills for promoting the service positively and successfully to a variety of audiences.