Child and Young Person Mental Wellbeing Lead

Location:       Open Access Hub in Peckham with a requirement to travel to other offices and locations as required

Contract:       3 year fixed-term

Hours:           30 hours a week (part-time) in year one and 37.5 hours a week (full-time) in years two and three

Groundwork London is a leading social and environmental regeneration charity delivering over 500 projects each year, many of which support young people to achieve their goals through meaningful interventions which amplify their voice and increase involvement in volunteering and social action.

As part of Groundwork’s expanding Youth programme we are recruiting a Child & Young Person Mental Wellbeing specialist to lead our innovative Open Access wellbeing support service in London on behalf of Southwark Council.

The service aims to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people by ensuring all children and young people across Southwark:

  • Know where to go if they need mental wellbeing support
  • Are able to access support quickly
  • Feel empowered to make informed decisions about their mental health.

Groundwork London’s Open Access Centre will utilise early-intervention approaches to enhance the mental wellbeing of service users. These approaches will allow responses at the point of need which will reduce the need for referrals, appointments and waiting lists to specialist services. Children and young people will also be able to drop in.

The Child & Young Person Mental Wellbeing Lead will have the relevant experience and accreditation to provide wellbeing support for children and young people through the delivery of high-quality, outcome-informed, focused and evidence-based interventions in one-to-one and group formats for service users experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, low mood and stress.

Your focus will be the delivery of therapeutic intervention, such as counselling and CBT, to children and young people. You will also supervise the Open Access Wellbeing Coaches by monitoring their caseloads to ensure that their interventions are informed by the psychological evidence base, and determining when more specialist therapeutic intervention need to be provided in-house or accessed from partners specialist in CAMHS and AMHS.

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Please return completed applications quoting reference number 690/MWL to: londonjobs@groundwork.org.uk

For further information regarding this position please contact Hannah.kashman@groundwork.org.uk / 0207 922 1230

Closing date for applications: Midday, Sunday 29 March 2020

Interview date: 3 April 2020


Appointment to this role is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.