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Community Engagement Worker

  • Service: Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £16,897 - £21,120 (p.a. - bottom of range to be reviewed)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 005/20

2 year fixed term contract (with potential to be extended)

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

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and solution-focused Community Engagement Worker within our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing service.

About us

Compass Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service is a high quality, accessible, outcome-focused service that delivers key elements of the universal Healthy Child Programme, with the aim of improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities for school aged children and young people in Warwickshire.

About the role

As a Community Engagement Worker, you will work closely with School Health and Wellbeing team to promote and actively engage communities with health and wellbeing strategies and support across the county. You will promote positive health and wellbeing for children, young people and families through empowerment and active participation. Using your engagement skills, you will build community capacity and help people develop the skills, knowledge and experience to make positive lifestyle changes.

You will support the facilitation and development of the Youth Health Champions and Parent Health Champions, as well as attending community events to represent and promote the School Health and Wellbeing service. 

You will be based out of one of our Warwickshire hubs (Rugby, Caldecote or Stratford).

The Person

You are passionate about improving health and wellbeing and skilled in engaging groups and individuals by facilitating public health interventions with children, young people and communities. You are an effective communicator, with the ability to build positive relationships and actively engage vulnerable and harder to reach groups, such as Young Carers, those who are home educated, and NEETs.

You must 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

Working hours 37 hours Mon – Fri, with some evening and weekend working, if the service demands.

To apply, you will need to download and complete our application form. We would also be grateful if you could complete our equality monitoring form.

Closes on Sunday 8th November 2020

Interviews to be held on Thursday 26th November 2020

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.

Established for 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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