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Wellbeing Outreach Worker
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V3743
  • Published: Fri 19/07/2019, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/08/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22911 to £28785 per annum (Grade G)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: West Street House, Berkshire

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Wellbeing Outreach Worker

The Wellbeing Outreach Worker role was created as part of West Berkshire’s multi-disciplinary trailblazing Mental Health Support Team (MHST) and is a full-time post.  The MHST is a multi-disciplinary team that will offer a range of services under the Thrive Elaborated Model. The team will also include a range of early intervention workers comprising of Primary Mental Health Workers, Education Mental Health Practitioners with specialist support from a Senior BHFT CAMHS Practitioner and will be led by Senior Educational Psychologists.

The team will be based in West Street House in Newbury but the post holder will be working across schools involved in the MHST project.

The post holder will be expected to work as part of a dynamic mental health team in a creative environment where new ideas, ways of working and supporting young people are actively encouraged. This approach requires flexibility and adaptability, and above all a passion for working and building effective working relationships with young people. The post-holder will employ a range of strength based, solution focused and growth mindset approaches to engage young people with improving their emotional wellbeing and overall quality of life. The post-holder will also drive participation in young people around emotional and mental health in schools.

A committed team worker, the post holder will carry a caseload and work on their own initiative.  Time management skills are essential given the variety of this challenging yet rewarding role. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Kate Pike on (01635) 519026 for an informal chat about this role.  Interviews will take place on 4th September 2019.