Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (Temporary Contract until 31st March 2023)
Teaching & Support Work
Health and Wellbeing Practitioner
Temporary Contract until 31st March 2023 ; 29.6 hours per week
Monday to Friday – Including regular evenings and Saturdays when required
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 Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to join our Door 43 team, which supports young people with a wide range of health and wellbeing needs.
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. You will also provide support over the telephone by being part of the emotional wellbeing helpline team and this requires some evening and weekend working.
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. This role requires an enhanced DBS check.
Closing Date: 12pm, Thursday 30th June 2021 Interviews: Thursday 8th July 2021
To apply for this position online please see below 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.
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