Temporary contract until 31st March 2022; 18.5 Hours Per Week (0.5 FTE)
Expected working days: Monday, Tuesday (half day) and Wednesday
Salary: £25,819 per annum pro rata
Sheffield Futures is an independent charity, supporting communities and helping young people to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life.
We are currently looking to recruit a part time Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Young People’s Social Prescribing service which supports young people with a wide range of health and wellbeing needs. This role will be primarily based in North Sheffield (Stocksbridge area), Star House and some home working as appropriate.
As Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will engage with and support young people aged 13-25 working alongside GP’s, Door43 and other primary care health professionals to identify and 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, co-develop bespoke support plans with young people to engage them in social prescriptions and 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.
Applicants must have experience of engaging and supporting young people and young adults who may be have experienced 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. You will have excellent holistic assessment skills and the experience of providing empowering support to young people to improve health, recovery and wellbeing outcomes. 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. This role requires an enhanced DBS check.
Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 8th September 2021
Interviews: Monday 13th & Thursday 16th September 2021
To apply please visit below to download and return 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.
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