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Health & Wellbeing Team Leader

  • Service: Lewisham Young People's Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Location: Lewisham London
  • Salary: £31,961 - £38,292 (p.a. inclusive of London Weighting Allowance )
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 011/20

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 solution-focused Health & Wellbeing Team Leader within our Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service.

About us

The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a 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 and emotional health. The service will provide education and prevention, early help and specialist support using a blend of face to face, outreach and online 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 Team Leader, your role will be to lead on safe and effective delivery of interventions, including pregnancy and STI testing. You will provide group and 1-1 supervision to the skill mix team made up of counsellors, health and wellbeing workers and support workers. You will be the designated safeguarding lead for the service and lead on the outreach provision, supported by the service manager and clinical administrator. You will also support 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.

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

The Person

You will be an individual with experience in sexual health and substance misuse, 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 support to a skill mix team.

This post is supported by the organisational senior management team and will require some evening and weekend work.

You must be able to work agilely as there will be a requirement to travel around the borough.

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

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

Closing date: Wednesday 13th May 2020

Interview date: Thursday 21st May 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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