Apprenticeship 1 years fixed term contract.
36 hours per week. Office hours with occasional evening and Weekend working. This role is currently based at Quadrant Court, Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ. There is the possibility that the role may be moved to our Guildford office location.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) is required for this post.
About the Role
Surrey County Council is recognised as a great first place to work, and this is your chance to receive excellent training and personal development as part of our Rights and Participation Team for CAMHS and SEND.
We’re looking for someone with who’s passionate about starting a career in local government and keen to work with children and young people who have accessed mental health services in a creative and energetic way. You will need good communication and presentation skills, and the ability to communicate at all levels.
This role will be of particular interest to individuals with personal experience of accessing mental health services.
You will be fully supported and mentored as you provide project planning and facilitation support to a range of service user involvement projects involving children and young people who have accessed mental health services in Surrey.
You’ll also need 2 GCSEs grade A to C, or equivalent.
Our apprenticeship scheme provides a perfect way to earn a wage while you gain vital work experience and an NVQ qualification. When you’ve finished, we’ll help you to find a permanent role. Upon attending an interview you will be need to be able to show you meet the above requirements to be considered for an apprenticeship.
About the Team
The Rights and Participation Team for CAMHS and SEND is made up of the Rights and Participation Team Coordinator, An Assistant Rights and Participation Officer, two Senior Children’s Rights Assistants, four Children's Rights Apprentices and a number of volunteers and occasional Psychology and Social work students. The team was established in October 2010 and aim to:
- Ensure young people who access emotional wellbeing and Special Education Needs services have a voice in the management and development of services for children and young people (and their families) in Surrey, through accessible and meaningful consultation.
- To act as an advocate for children and young people's right to have a say in decision making, practice and policy development, through active involvement in recruitment and training of staff, peer mentoring and individual and group representation.
- Give young people opportunity to initiate and facilitate service user led initiatives with the wider aim of contributing positively to the outcomes of children and young people who access these services, including furthering own personal and professional development in the process. Projects include Annual Awards ceremony, seasonal magazine, and increasing mental health awareness in Education and the Youth Service.
- To give young people who access services for emotional wellbeing, mental health and Special Educational Needs services, both apprentice and learning opportunities, and to use experiences of services to further their own personal and professional development.
Please note this advert closes at 23:59 on 10th June 2017
Interview dates are to be confirmed, but will be held at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.
If successful at shortlist stage you will be contacted by email as per the details supplied in your application form.