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Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Service: Tower Hamlets Young People's Health and Wellbeing Service
  • Location: Tower Hamlets London
  • Salary: £28,788 - £33,012 (p.a. pro rata inclusive of London Weighting Allowance)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 054/21

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that in Tower Hamlets we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and solution-focused Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to join Compass Safe East, our Young People’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service in Tower Hamlets.

About the role

As a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will hold a caseload of young people; offering a holistic service with an accessible, no wrong door approach. You will take an integrated approach to your work, addressing needs that relate to healthy relationships/sexual health, drug and alcohol use, smoking cessation and any associated risky behaviour. 

Operating on an outreach basis, you will be responsible for delivery of the service within co-locations such as schools, Youth Justice Service and youth clubs. You will be proactive in promoting the service, building effective internal and external relationships, and contributing to outreach events and public health campaigns. You will also support our engagement and participation work, which includes the delivery and development of workshops/teaching sessions and training for professionals.

Working hours will be Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week, which will include at least one evening per week and Saturdays on a monthly rota.

The Person

Holding a relevant qualification in substance misuse/youth work/psychology/counselling/ mental health/social care, 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

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.

Commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council, this a highly innovative service which delivers a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people across Tower Hamlets. The evidence-based interventions address young people’s support needs with regards to two strands of service care focused around sexual health and substance use, and any associated risky behaviour, in order to improve health and wellbeing.

The Benefits

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 Contributory Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance

To apply, you will need to download and complete Parts 1&2 of our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing date:  Thursday 16 September 21

Competency Interview date: Friday 24 September 21

Value Based Interview Date: Monday 27 September 21

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 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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