£34,173 - £37,134
Fixed Term until end of August 2021
Overall Purpose of Role
As a significant member of this Big Lottery funded preventative mental health service, you will be willing to get stuck in to establishing this new service in a demanding and challenging context, positively responding to challenges with creative thinking and a can-do attitude.
You will have a history of working with vulnerable young people with the skills and attributes to build excellent working relationships with young people, school staff, parents and other professionals working in the school community. You will understand the challenges families face and have a sensitivity to working with schools to support young people to thrive.
You will be comfortable using your youth work skills to work in a formal school context rather than a traditional youth work context. You will be using your excellent facilitation skills to deliver three interventions: a peer mentoring programme, a volunteering leadership programme and a resilience behaviour change programme. You’ll have some experience of working with young people who have emerging mental health difficulties, or with a keen interest in building resilience in young people.
More information on our interventions
Newham More than Mentors (Peer mentoring)
Evidence based mentoring model which involves peer mentors being trained and supervised by a youth practitioner alongside a psychologist. The peer mentors meet with their mentee weekly over 12 weeks in a mix of 1:1 and group activities.
Team Social Action/Volunteering leadership programme
Structured volunteering leadership activity which involves weekly facilitated group activity over one term. As a group young people identify a volunteering/social action project and are supported to co-develop and complete this with either a school and community component over 10 weeks. Regular 1:1 work allows them to reflect on learning.
Bounce Back Resilience Behaviour Change Programme
Online resource and offline workbook delivered in primary schools by youth practitioners to groups of vulnerable young people. Over the course of a term the activities in the workbook will support young people to develop and promote their own resilience.
Your Time Service
Working in partnership with the Youth Empowerment service to deliver 1:1 support to young people aged between 10 to 25(those with SEND needs) in a virtual and possibly face to face setting.
- Full-time 36 hours
- The post holder reports to the Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Managers
- The post holder will be required to prioritise taking annual leave during school holidays and to work to a flexible schedule involving some extended afternoons, evenings and, occasional weekends.
- The post holder in the current climate will be working in accordance with government and LBN guidance in relation to working from home but ordinarily the role will require an individual to travel to a number of school sites and community settings across the borough
Closing date 15.2.21
Interviews will be held on Interviews to be held w/c Monday 22nd February 2021
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
The criteria listed in this Person Specification are all essential to the job except where listed as desirable. Where the Method of Assessment is stated to be the Application Form, your supporting statement needs to demonstrate clearly and concisely how you meet each of the criterion, even if other methods of assessment are also shown. If you do not address these criteria fully, or if we do not consider that you meet them, you will not be shortlisted for this role.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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