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Application Deadline
21 April 2024

Interview Date
02 May 2024

Contract type
Fixed term contract

Hours
19 hours per week (term-time)

Salary
£25,500–£27,444 per year, pro rata

Main working location
Bicester

Oxfordshire Mind – wellbeing worker (children and young people)

This exciting new role will deliver an early intervention service for children and young people attending the Bicester School. You'll support them in managing their mental health and wellbeing. This role includes a one-to-one offer and school-based group delivery, including assemblies.

What you'll do

In this role you'll:

  • Support service users to improve or maintain their mental health and wellbeing
  • Collect and accurately record service user data onto a secure database in a timely manner
  • Liaise with school staff, colleagues, partner organisations and professional agencies to support service user needs
  • Keep up to date with the various services offered by NHS and third sector providers to enable appropriate information and signposting
  • Conduct regular dynamic risk assessment and take appropriate and timely actions to manage the risks in relation to staff, service users and buildings
  • Offer an excellent person-centred service via assessments, one-to-one interventions, wellbeing sessions and focused signposting/referrals, for service users from 11-18 years of age

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, including the needs of children and young people under the age of 18, living with a mental health problem
  • An understanding of good practice in safeguarding children and adults
  • Experience of working within mental health, wellbeing or similar environments
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment
  • Experience of working as part of a team and communicating effectively
  • Experience of working with individuals/groups enabling them to identify their own goals to support personal wellbeing and recovery and helping them to pursue these
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to confidently use IT systems and software at a basic level
  • Knowledge/understanding of our values

How to apply

For more information about the role, and the benefits of working for us, click apply now at the top of this page. This will take you through to the Oxfordshire Mind website.

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