Wellbeing Workers

Wellbeing Workers

North Yorkshire School Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Full-time (37 hrs)

Salary circa £23 - £27K

Ref: 010/17

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen for motivated and enthusiastic Wellbeing Workers to join our new School Mental Health and Wellbeing Service in North Yorkshire.

The New Compass North Yorkshire School Mental Health and Wellbeing Project will work with front line staff and key partners in schools across North Yorkshire to increase the skills, confidence and competence of staff by delivering a rolling training programme, conducting an audit of each school’s needs, providing professional consultation and expert advice and guidance, through coaching and mentoring front line staff and by promoting ‘whole school approach’ and the Academic Resilience Programme.

As a Wellbeing Worker your role will be to deliver time limited structured one-to-one interventions and co-deliver targeted group work to children and young people between the ages of 5 - 18 (25 with SEN) with mild to moderate mental health concerns. You will also facilitate appropriate referrals to specialist services and/or reintegration with universal provision.

The new service will work closely with Compass REACH Risk Taking Behaviour Service as well as other key partner agencies via co-locations and outreach working to provide an equitable service throughout the county. Each Wellbeing Worker will be responsible for a district within North Yorkshire working on an outreach basis within designated school clusters.

Posts will be assigned to the following clusters across North Yorkshire 

  • Cluster 1 - Hambleton and Richmondshire – 2 FTE

  • Cluster 2 – Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale – 2 FTE

  • Cluster 3 – Craven – 1 FTE

  • Cluster 4 - Harrogate – 2 FTE

  • Cluster 5 - Selby – 1 FTE

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, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.

These posts are subject to Safer Recruitment and will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Please indicate in your application in which of the above clusters you would be interested in working.

You must hold a full driving licence and have access to your own transport

Closing date for completed applications is 9.00am on 28th February 2017

Interviews will take place between 7th and 10th of March 2017 in Northallerton

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