Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (0.5 FTE)

Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (0.5 FTE)

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  • Sheffield
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • £24,636 per annum pro rata
  • 18.5 hours per week
  • Places left:1

SheffFutures Sheffield Futures

Temporary Until 1st March 2022 (with possibility of extension)
Hours: 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Salary: £24,636 per annum, pro rata
Location: Various locations across the Sheffield area

Sheffield Futures is a dynamic, independent charity, supporting communities and helping young people and adults, particularly the vulnerable, to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life. Our vision is a great city in which every young person is valued and challenged to become the best they can be. We are currently looking to recruit a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Youth Information Advice Counselling and Support Service (YIACS) team, which supports young people with a wide range of health and wellbeing needs.

The Role

As Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will engage with and support young people aged 13-25 to provide an early help offer and improve wellbeing, preventing the effects of life experiences from escalating to more serious mental health problems. In this role, you will utilise a range of engagement skills to work directly with young people, identify their needs and early indicators of future problems, and work with the young person to agree and arrange appropriate support. This may include mental health, emotional wellbeing, sexual health, substance misuse, healthy lifestyle, problems at home or with housing, transitioning between children and adult services, healthy relationships and many more. You will work with a wide range of other voluntary and statutory services to ensure that the young person receives the most appropriate support from specialist services where required. There will be opportunities to develop brief interventions, activities and group work with young people. Over time you will become a specialist in working with young people with emotional wellbeing needs and will support the organisation to develop best practice. This role will focus on delivering wellbeing groups, activities & drop ins flexibly within schools and GP surgeries.

The Candidate

Applicants must understand how to engage and support young people who may be experiencing a range of barriers and challenges to their wellbeing. You will hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in mental health, youth work, social care or related discipline and will be able to apply evidence based theoretical models and approaches to working with young people. You will blend a youth work skill set and practical support with therapeutic skills such as solution focused motivational interviewing and/or cognitive behavioural informed interventions to effectively support and empower the young person towards independence and improved wellbeing.

You will be an excellent communicator with a strong degree of initiative who demonstrates and has substantial experience of working with young people and young adults. Your understanding of safeguarding vulnerable young people and adults, Child Protection Procedures and referral processes, and health and safety procedures will be excellent. With excellent relationship building and networking skills you will have the ability to relate to groups of young people displaying challenging or risk-taking behaviour, along with experience of face to face work with challenging young people and working in a multi-agency setting. Travel will be required within this role, therefore holding a full driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is desirable.

A copy of the Job Description can be found here.

Closing Date: Monday 28th September, 9am

Interviews: Week Commencing 5th October 2020

To apply for this position online please visit https://www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/ to download and submit an application form. Please note applications must be made on the Sheffield Futures application form and be received by the above deadline to be considered.

Sheffield Futures is committed to: promoting diversity in the workplace and to equality of opportunities; safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. Charity Registration Number 1044940

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How you can help

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