Health and Wellbeing Support Worker

Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £24K inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (pro Rata for Part Time Hours

X1 Permanent, Full Time - 37 Hours

X1 Permanent, Part Time - 21 Hours

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Lewisham service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people? 

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Support Worker within Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service.

About us

The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a new and highly innovative service commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 years  with SEND) who are resident , GP registered or attending school in the Borough of Lewisham. 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  poor mental health and emotional health. The service will provide education and prevention, early help and specialist support using a blend of face to face and on line digital interventions (secure messaging service, guided self help, online counselling and themed live chat) to maximise access and choice.

The service 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 at a later date.

About the role

As a Health and Wellbeing Support Worker your role will be to support universal interventions for young people.  This will take the form of universal outreach in schools and youth clubs, delivering Universal In schools Safety Project sessions in a variety of settings, and targeted group work to promote healthy decision making in young people and engage those with additional needs into the service. You will also support office based functions including data input, answering the phone and updating the service website.

You will work across the Borough of Lewisham from the clinical base in Catford and outreach at various co-locations and peripatetic sites, and working closely with partner agencies ensure equitable service delivery to all young people, in particular those from vulnerable groups.

The Person

You should be 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 and be able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs.

Please send completed Application forms to

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Working hours Mon – Fri, there will be some late evening and weekend work • 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

Closing date: 25 March 2018

Interviews will be held on:  4 April 2018

 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.