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Youth Justice Health & Wellbeing Worker

  • Service: Compass Go…North East Lincolnshire MHST
  • Location: Grimsby North East Lincolnshire
  • Salary: £22,680 - £26,835
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 005/22-3

Are you looking for a role where you can make a real difference to the lives of children and young people across North East Lincolnshire?

The Opportunity

24 months Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for three Youth Justice Health and Wellbeing Workers to help support a new project for the Youth Justice service sitting within our Mental Health Support Team. You will have all the skills you would expect from a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner but most importantly, you will care about children and young people and want to make a difference.

About the role

Youth Justice Health and Wellbeing (YJHWB) Workers will deliver the Children and Young Peoples Criminal Justice Emotional and Mental Health and Wellbeing Service using a hub and spoke model and co-location within North East Lincolnshire Youth Justice Service. The Youth Justice Workers will form part of our existing commissioned Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Support Services and work to support Children and Young People (CYP) in contact with Youth Justice Services to access the right mental health and emotional wellbeing services at the right time and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing by engaging with CYP in the community through the delivery of mental health and emotional wellbeing outreach activities.

YJHWB Workers will hold a targeted caseload of young people at risk of entering, or currently involved in the criminal justice system who present with mental health or emotional wellbeing needs and will ensure identified children and young people receive the right support, at the right time, and from the right professional to:

– Increase Children and Young People’s awareness of the impact of mental wellbeing.

– Divert ‘at risk’ children and young people away from offending.

– Positively contribute to the reduction of offending/re-offending.

– Improve young offenders’ emotional wellbeing and outcomes.

YJHWB Workers will offer a holistic service with an accessible no wrong door approach spanning universal, targeted and specialist interventions. They will also joint screen and assess young people aligned with YJS, deliver psychoeducational group work to targeted groups of young people and facilitate workforce development to professionals across the criminal justice system to upskill and help identify young people earlier.

Workers will also take part in the Duty and Outreach Systems, providing telephone support for professionals, young people, parents and carers and managing the text messaging service, and mobile / community delivery.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and adults, promoting equal opportunities and involving stakeholders in the development of services.

You must possess a full 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
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance

Closing Date: Sunday 5 June 2022

Interview Date: Friday 17 June 2022

You should note that as Compass delivers public health services, it is likely that it may become an occupational requirement that you must have covid vaccinations, which would be in line with Government direction subject to the outcome of current consultation.

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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