Child & Young Persons Wellbeing Worker

  • Job Reference: 00000777-1
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2021
  • Recruiter: GIPSIL
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £22,183
  • Bonus/Benefits: 29 days’ annual leave per annum + Bank Holidays (pro rata for part
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Contract, Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Job Description

 

Job Title                      : Child & Young Person’s Wellbeing Worker

Team                           : Community, Health & Prevention (CHP)

Responsible to            : Senior Wellbeing Worker

Responsible for           : N/A

Hours                           : 23 Hours Per Week

Salary                          : Scale 5, p.12 £22,183

Leave                           : 29 days’ annual leave per annum + Bank Holidays (pro rata

  for part time)

 

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.

GIPSIL is a community based organisation providing housing, counselling, advice and support to young and vulnerable people at risk in Leeds.

As an organisation we are committed to the following principles in recruitment to ensure we can effectively achieve our aim of providing equal opportunities and safer recruitment;

  • We recruit for potential, not perfection
  • We are a values based recruiter
  • We value lived experience as a demonstration of capability for a role
  • We only utilise truly “essential” criteria in recruitment
  • We are committed to safer recruitment practice

When we refer to Values we are talking about our organisational Values.

We are a disability confident employer.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an energetic and creative team, delivering wellbeing support for children and young people to improve their mental and emotional health. You will work with children and young people mainly within school settings to sensitively explore their support needs and engage them to identify ways of building coping mechanisms, strengthening support networks and increasing their resilience.  

We are looking for candidates with experience of supporting children and young people who would relish this opportunity to join an innovative team.

To apply for this role please email hr@gipsil.org.uk for a full application pack and application link

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Helen Sharpe via email; helen.sharpe@gipsil.org.uk

Please note that GIPSIL will not accept CV’s. No agencies.

Deadline for applications:29th Sep 12:00pm (noon)
Shortlisting Date:30th Sep
Interview Date:7th Oct


Purpose of the role

To deliver wellbeing support through group work and individual support for children and young people to improve their emotional and mental health.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support a caseload of children and young people and provide them with individual support mainly within school settings to address a range of emotional and mental health issues.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate creative issue-based group work programmes for children & young people in a variety of settings.
  • Act as an advocate, when appropriate and support young people to meet their needs.
  • Work closely with other staff in schools, the NHS, Social Care and within Gipsil, including making referrals to specialist colleagues where appropriate.
  • Work with parents/carers as appropriate, bearing in mind confidentiality issues.
  • Work on an outreach basis as required, making home visits where appropriate.
  • Participate in multi agency working, attending meetings as appropriate, including early help meetings, etc.
  • Participate in other activities as required, e.g. holiday activities for young people.
  • Maintain casework records and contribute to reports, in accordance with project administrative procedures and the requirements of external funder

General

  • To ensure accurate and timely record keeping on the systems used.
  • To take part in regular, reflective supervision and appraisals to ensure both the delivery of a good quality service and personal and professional development.
  • To attend any required training that will increase knowledge and proficiency in your specified area of work.
  • To attend any meetings as deemed necessary by management.
  • To work collaboratively and restoratively with colleagues, stakeholders, service users, consortium partners and other agencies.
  • To contribute to the effective monitoring and evaluation of GIPSIL services and ensure all outcomes are evidenced.
  • To work within the organisational policies, procedures and values, including the organisation’s Equality & Diversity Policy, promoting diversity and difference in all aspects of work.

Person Specification

  • Children & Young Person’s Wellbeing Worker

Detailed below are the essential criteria required of applicants for the above post. Also below are the “Values” of our organisation – more details on these can be found on the advert for the role

Experience, Skills & Abilities
 
Essential   

  • At least 2 years’ experience of supporting vulnerable children and young people.
  • Experience of providing mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people.
  • Experience of planning and delivering group work for children and/or young people.
  • Experience of adopting a multi-agency approach, liaising closely with parents/carer, statutory and voluntary sector agencies to provide holistic and joined up support for children & young people.
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding and child protection processes.

Values

  • Restorative Practice
  • Inclusion and Cohesion
  • Excellence