Young People's Health & Wellbeing Counsellor (Lewisham)

Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Counsellor

Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £30,000 p.a. (inclusive of London Weighting)

Full-time (37 hrs)

Ref: 048/18 

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure we improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Lewisham? 

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Counsellor (BACP Accredited) to join our Lewisham YPHWB Service.

About us

Commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham, we provide a highly innovative service, delivering a range of evidence-based interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 for Looked After Children or those leaving care or with SEND), with a focus on emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse and sexual health.

Our aim is to create an integrated and easily accessible service that enables young people to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support to reduce the likelihood of escalation to specialist services.

About the role

As a Health & Wellbeing Counsellor, your role will be to deliver structured counselling to young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or participating in complex risk taking behaviour. Working within the Wellbeing team, you will provide specialist advice to colleagues working with young people with multiple vulnerabilities, as well as supporting all functions of the service, including outreach and group work.

You will also provide professional consultation across the wider children and families network across Lewisham, including workforce development training for health promotion.

Working both on an outreach basis and from the clinical base in Catford, you will work closely with partner agencies to ensure equitable service delivery.

The role will involve occasional evening/weekend working.

The Person

You will be a BACP accredited Counsellor who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring, with the ability to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

• Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development Opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

To apply please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Wednesday 9th January at 9 a.m.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


 

Young People’s Practitioner (REACH N.Yorks)

Young People’s Practitioner

Compass REACH – North Yorkshire

Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale area.

Part-time, 18.5 hrs (0.5fte)

£23,460 - £27,540 p.a. pro rata

Ref: 068/18

Do you have the experience and motivation to ensure we improve the health, resilience and emotional wellbeing of young people in North Yorkshire, in order to help them reach their potential?

The opportunity

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Young People’s Practitioner to join our team of dedicated professionals as part of a truly innovative, responsive and committed service.

About us

Compass REACH works with children and young people aged 9 – 19 (25 with SEN) who have moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance misuse/alcohol and/or sexual health. We also work with children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

The service works closely with Compass BUZZ (School Mental Health and Wellbeing Project) as well as other key partner agencies such as specialist CAMHS, Prevention Service and Healthy Child Service (HCS) via co-locations and outreach working.

About the role

As a Young People’s Practitioner you will support the delivery of a range of evidence-based services, aimed at addressing young people’s substance misuse, emotional wellbeing and sexual and mental health. You will co-deliver one-to-one interventions and facilitate appropriate step up referrals into specialist services and/or step down to universal provision.

The person

With a relevant qualification in mental health/working with children and young people, you are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. You will have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, as well as multi-agency and partnership working. 

You will need to possess a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

For an informal chat about the role contact Lisa Gale, Compass REACH Service Manager on 07917 186229 or at lisa.gale@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Interviews to be held on Monday 17th December in Northallerton

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Service Manager (Lewisham)

Service Manager

Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service (YPHWB)

£40,200 - £47,340 including London Weighting Allowance

Full-time (37hrs)

Ref: 066/18

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced operational manager with a background in substance misuse and sexual health to join our Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service in Lewisham, Compass@the Hub.

About us

Compass is a values based organisation whose mission is to create healthier lives and safer communities. We are passionate about making a real difference to individuals and improving health outcomes in local areas. We are an established charity with an extensive reach that spans from Yorkshire to London.

Lewisham Council has an established local partnership focused on developing innovative ways of working that are better at targeting services that provide early effective support for children and young people.  The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a new and highly innovative service commissioned to deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people. The evidenced based interventions delivered will focus on three strands of care specific to young people’s risk taking behaviours; risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse  and emotional health and wellbeing.

The person

You will be an energetic, passionate and organised manager who has grounded experience of working closely with commissioners and other stakeholders. You will be comfortable with leading and motivating a diverse team with support from your team leader to achieve contractual targets and KPIs and ensure that an excellent service is delivered to our young people.   An ability to see the ‘bigger picture’ and to discern and navigate your way through differing agendas and sensitivities is essential. You will also have the confidence and self awareness to identify your own areas for development and learning which Compass fully welcomes and supports.  

In addition, you will:

  • Be an experienced operational manager with good interpersonal skills

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Be able to lead and motivate people

  • Have experience of working with children and young people as well as safeguarding experience

  • Have worked within substance misuse and/or sexual health services

  • Have a flexible approach to work, with an openness to take on board and work to different points of view

  • Forge and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders

  • Demonstrate significant experience of service implementation and delivery of contract  outcomes, working collaboratively with clinical commissioners and other providers

  • Share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

 In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Excellent Learning & Development Opportunities and career progression • Generous Pension Scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 17th December at 9 a.m.

Interview date to be confirmed.      

For an informal discussion please contact:

Compass Interim Assistant Director: Suzett Polson

E: suzett.polson@compass-uk.org

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


 

Health & Wellbeing Worker (Warwickshire CYPDAS)

Health & Wellbeing Worker

Warwickshire Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service

£20,863 – £24,685 p.a.

Fixed-term - 12 months (maternity cover)

Full-time (37 hrs)

Ref: 067/18 

Do you have the experience and passion to ensure that we improve the lives of vulnerable and at risk children and young people in Warwickshire?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and solution-focused Health & Wellbeing Worker to provide maternity cover within our Warwickshire Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service.

About us

Recently recommissioned by Public Health Warwickshire, Compass Warwickshire CYPDAS provides countywide support for children and young adults up to the age of 25 who are at an increased vulnerability to misusing substances or have been affected by another’s substance use.

We provide a highly innovative approach to delivering a range of interventions to at risk and priority groups of children and young people.   

About the role

As a Health and Wellbeing Worker, you will operate on an outreach basis across Warwickshire, delivering services within co-locations including schools, YJS, youth clubs and other family and community hubs. You will hold a generic caseload of young people presenting with, or affected by another’s substance misuse. You will offer a holistic service with an accessible no wrong door approach. Activities include Universal, Targeted and Specialist services. You will also take part in the Duty System, providing telephone support for professionals, young people, parents and carers, as well as managing the text messaging service.

The role may involve some evening and weekend working.

The Person

Holding a relevant qualification in substance misuse/youth work/psychology/counselling, you will also:

  • Have experience of working with at risk/vulnerable young people in a community setting

  • Be able to deliver behaviour change support, including group work

  • Be knowledgeable about safeguarding children, confidentiality, consent and mental capacity, contraception, STI’s, and risk taking behaviours

  • Adopt a flexible approach to work – hours and locations

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

• Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Wednesday 19th December

Interviews to be held in Rugby on Monday 14th January

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator (Warwickshire)

Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

£22,660 to £29,870 p.a. pro rata

Part-time (18.5 hrs/0.5 fte), all year round

Based in one of three locations - Rugby, Stratford or Nuneaton

Ref: 058/18

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across Warwickshire? If so, then we need you to help us deliver a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service with a county wide remit.

About us

Compass works in communities currently within the Midlands, Yorkshire and London providing innovative and integrated health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. Our Specialist directorate is made up of pioneering risk taking behaviour and early help services for vulnerable children and young people/adults, and specialist substance misuse services for young people and adults. Our Universal and Targeted directorate provides transformational school aged healthy child programmes and prevention services. Over the past 5 years our portfolio has undergone significant expansion to deliver services that focus on a broader lifestyles agenda – substance misuse, sexual health, mental health and emotional wellbeing, and healthy relationships.

About the role

The Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator will be an active member of the team facilitating and coordinating and overseeing the delivery of National Child Measurement Programme across the County, supporting the development and delivery of sustainable care pathways and public health initiatives and campaigns with other priority agencies that encompass  lifestyle and physical activity.

You will be based from one of three locations; Rugby, Stratford or Nuneaton, working across Warwickshire. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

The Person

You will have experience of working in a Health Improvement environment, with the ability to be flexible and innovative in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, leading and developing a range of resources to promote healthy lifestyles.

You will be an active member of the team working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and contributing to the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health and Wellbeing Service.

There will be a requirement for you to work independently and autonomously, to manage your own workload within the service. There will also be a requirement to carry out some early evening and weekend working based on evidenced need.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

For an informal discussion please contact:

Matt Conibere, Service Manager on 03300 245 204 option 4 or email matt.conibere@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 3rd December at 9 a.m.

Interviews: Thursday 13th December

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Young People's Nurse (REACH, N. Yorks) - Now closed

Young People’s Nurse 

Compass REACH

Based in Northallerton, covering Hambleton and Richmondshire

£22,660 - £29,870 p.a. pro rata 

Part-time – 25.5 hours (0.69fte)

Ref: 063.18

Do you have the experience and motivation to ensure we improve the health, resilience and emotional wellbeing of young people in North Yorkshire, in order to help them reach their potential?

The opportunity

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Young People’s Nurse to join our team of dedicated professionals as part of a truly innovative and responsive service that is committed to improving young people’s long-term health and wellbeing.

About us

Compass REACH is a nurse-led service that delivers evidence-based psychosocial interventions to children and young people aged 9 – 19 (up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) who live in North Yorkshire.

It is the specialist young people’s drug and alcohol treatment provider for young people who have been screened as having moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance misuse/alcohol. 

The service also works with children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

Our team of qualified nurses can also deliver work to existing service users around sexual health matters.

About the role

As a Young People’s Nurse, your role will be to help young people to make sustainable lifestyle changes and to deliver a range of interventions that will improve their health and wellbeing, reduce risk to themselves and others, and equip them to reach their potential.

You will operate out of the Prevention HUB in Northallerton, covering the Hambleton and Richmondshire cluster and you will be expected to work flexibly across the region when required to meet service demand and provide interim cover for other staff members.

About the person

You will be a suitably qualified NMC registered nurse who is experienced in working with vulnerable and hard to reach young people and skilled in supporting and encouraging individuals to achieve positive changes. You will have detailed knowledge of substance misuse risks and treatment and an in depth understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

For an informal chat about the role contact Lisa Gale, Compass REACH Service Manager on 07917 186229 or at lisa.gale@compass-uk.org

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 19th November at 9 a.m.

Interviews: Monday 3rd December

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader (Lewisham)

Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader

Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service 

Salary circa £41,500 (inc. LWA)

Full-time - 37 hrs

Ref: 057/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure we improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Lewisham?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader to join our Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service.

About us

Commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham, we provide a highly innovative service, delivering a range of evidence-based interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 for Looked After Children, those leaving care or with SEND), with a focus on emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse and sexual health.

Our aim is to create an integrated and easily accessible service that enables young people to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support to reduce the likelihood of escalation to specialist services.

About the role

As Nurse Team Leader, you will lead on safe and effective delivery of clinical interventions including medicines management for oral contraception and chlamydia treatment, pregnancy and STI testing. You will provide group and 1-1 clinical supervision to the skill mix team, supporting the service manager with day to day operational requirements, including resource allocation and safeguarding.

You will provide professional consultation across the wider children and families network across Lewisham, including workforce development training for health promotion.

It is anticipated that the role will have an 80/20 split of management responsibility and front line caseload activities in order to maintain competency levels and support revalidation. 

Working both on an outreach basis and from the clinical base in Catford, you will work closely with partner agencies to ensure equitable service delivery to all young people.

Will involve occasional evening/Saturday working.

The Person

You will be a registered nurse, with a specialism in sexual health, who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will have experience of managing and supervising staff and providing clinical support to a skill mix team.

This post is supported by the organisational lead nurse.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Sunday 9th December

Interviews: Monday 17th December

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Support Worker (Milton Keynes) - Now closed

Support Worker (Substance Misuse)

Milton Keynes Young People’s Service

Salary circa £18-19k

Full-time (37 hrs)

Ref: 059/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Milton Keynes Young People’s service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Support Worker to join our team in Milton Keynes.

About us

Compass Milton Keynes Young People’s Service provides specialist intervention to young people who are experiencing problems with substance misuse. This is done on a 1-2-1 outreach basis at a variety of venues, including schools and youth centres.

About the role

You will carry a caseload delivering 1-2-1 support at an early intervention level to young people at risk of substance misuse. As part of the role, you will liaise with professionals such as family support workers, the youth offending team and sexual and mental health practitioners.

You will support with the co-facilitation of groups and delivering assemblies in schools, as well as providing drop in’s at youth centres. You will work with partner agencies, such as Thames Valley Police and Integrated Youth Services, to conduct assertive outreach engagement and work on targeted projects.

The role also involves a variety of administrative tasks such as minute taking, managing the client and service databases and preparing statistical information for contract reporting.

The Person

You will have experience of working with young people and be confident in delivering group work interventions. You will also be a proactive team member who is able to work within the boundaries and specifications of a young people’s service, including safeguarding children.

You need to have a full driving licence and access to own transport.

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some evening and weekend working

The Benefits

Generous annual leave • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Wednesday 5th December at 9 a.m.

Interview date to be confirmed

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.