Wellbeing Practitioner Required: Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: The Children’s society
Wellbeing Practitioner – Term Time Only (29 weeks)
30 hours per week
£22,929 per annum (full time equivalent) pro rata – £10,368.10 actual salary per annum
Permanent role, please note funding for this post ends on 31 August 2020
Closing date: 20 September 2019
Are you passionate about mental health and wellbeing?
Is creating a space for student to talk important to you?
Motivated to develop and be part of a new innovative mental health and wellbeing service?
A fabulous opportunity has developed within The Children’s Society for a Wellbeing Practitioner .
The successful Pause service run in Digbeth, has expanded to the campus The University of Birmingham, due to wining a grant from Office for Students (OfS) in partnership with the university and Forward Thinking Birmingham.
You will be part of the ‘Pause at University of Birmingham’ service to create an innovative and unique mobile ‘hub’ of staff and volunteers with mental health experience to provide interventions for students in comfortable, open-plan safe-spaces.
The Hub will utilise early-intervention approaches to enhance student mental health and wellbeing on campus, allowing students to timely and flexibly access to support, and the help they need.
There has been a pilot in the academic university period 2018 -2019, which was a success and has provided students feedback to develop the new service.
We are seeking a Wellbeing Practitioner that:-
- Have good working knowledge of mental and emotional health,
- Able to be flexible with working pattern as this may change with it being a new service, to meet the needs of students.
- Keen to support students (age 18-24) in 1 to 1 sessions and in groups to address low level mental health and wellbeing issues.
- Able to work in the University of Birmingham
- Due to the fast paced environment and use of computers, you will need to have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and good typing skills.
- Has a background and/or worked in Youth worker, social worker, health care and educational support.
Please note we will not be able to accept any university of Birmingham student to this post.
In the post you will have access to regular supervision, opportunity to training continuing professional development to ensure students’ needs are addressed.
The role is for 30 hours a week, pay will be 22,929 pro rata and is a Term Time contract for 29 weeks a year.