Emotional Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Location: Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Earnings: £23,490 per annum, pro rata

YMCA DLG stands together with children and young people who are at risk; keeping them safe, supporting their emotional wellbeing, and enabling them to belong, contribute and thrive in their local community.

We work to prevent youth homelessness across Sussex and Surrey and provide a home to 763 young people every night. We reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation, and youth work, so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive. You can hear our inspiring Young People's Stories HERE.

The Role

We are looking for a permanent, part-time (23.5 hours per week) Emotional Health & Wellbeing Worker to join our experienced and enthusiastic Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People (CYP). This role will be situated in the community team within the Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Service delivering brief intervention support to young people aged 11-25 with mild-to-moderate mental health difficulties. You will work with the Wellbeing team as well as independently in community settings within Brighton & Hove.

This role is wide-ranging, rewarding and includes several key responsibilities. You will send out Digital Welcome modules and triage young people being referred into the Emotional Health and Wellbeing element of the Children and Young People's (CYP) Wellbeing Service, identifying young people’s needs and what matters to them. You will also carry a caseload of clients providing a series of four intensive, structured Early Intervention sessions.

Your expected working pattern will be flexible, requiring one to two evenings a week until 7.30pm or 8.00pm and a willingness to work on Saturdays. This role is hybrid and involves a combination of working on site and from home.

Who You Are

We are seeking a dynamic professional with significant experience of working with children and young people in an emotional health setting. You will have a passion for working with young people and significant experience of working within a mental health setting with children, young people and families. The ideal candidate will have a clinical qualification or a core profession qualification but these are not essential.

We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

The closing date for this role is midnight on 10 July 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please email [email protected]

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please email us at [email protected]

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