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Health & Wellbeing Worker

Health & Wellbeing Worker

Service: Lewisham Young Peoples' Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary: £28,371 - £32,522 (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance)

Type: Full time (37 hours)

Ref: 019/19

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure we improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Lewisham?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and solution-focused Health and Wellbeing Worker to join our Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service.

About us

Commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group, we provide a highly innovative service, delivering a range of evidence-based interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 with SEND), with a focus on emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse and risky sexual behaviour.

Our 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.

About the role

As a Health & Wellbeing Worker, you will lead on targeted interventions for young people to manage their own sexual and mental health in a safe way. You will also deliver specialist structured interventions to those misusing substances, including: specialist harm reduction; motivational interviewing; brief solution focused therapy and relapse prevention.  You will manage a caseload offering one to one structured and non-structured intervention.

You will also provide professional consultation across the wider children and families network across Lewisham, including workforce development training for health promotion.

Working both on an outreach basis and from the clinical base in Catford, you will work closely with partner agencies to ensure equitable service delivery.

Working hours Mon – Fri, with some late evening and weekend working.

The Person

You will be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families.  With a relevant qualification in mental health/working with children and young people, you will also have relevant experience of working directly with this group. You will also be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring, with the ability to challenge resistance.

To apply, please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to:

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

Closing date: Wednesday 29th May at 12 p.m.

Interview date: Thursday 13th June

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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