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Trainee Wellbeing Worker

Job Type

12-month Fixed Term contract until March 2025 - Working 37 hours per week (College attendance is included within your working hours)

Region

Midlands

Salary

Location

£22850 per annum

Posted Date

6 November 2023

Staffordshire

Closing Date

20 November 2023

The post-holder will work within Action for Children's Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering, under supervision, high-quality, outcome-informed, focused, evidence-based interventions for children and young people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, low mood, and behavioural difficulties.

The training and service experience will equip the post holder with the necessary knowledge, attitude, and capabilities to operate effectively within the wider service.

The post holder will attend all university based taught and self-study days required by the education provider, as specified within the agreed curriculum and work in the service for the remaining days of the week using their newly developed skills.

The study days take place at The University of Northampton. The successful candidates will attend university approximately 3-4 days per week for the first 2-3 months with this reducing to approximately 2 days after this. The successful candidates will need to be able to travel to the University of Northampton. Travel costs from Staffordshire Service bases will be covered.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

By supporting and empowering children, young people, and families to make informed choices about the intervention.
By applying close case management and supervision, escalate cases where the level of need becomes beyond scope, or more severe ensuring adherence to other relevant elements of service delivery.
Applying appropriate interventions that are outcome focused and evidence based.
Let's talk about you.

Psychology or Health/Social Care/Youth related undergraduate degree is desirable.
Ability to study at undergraduate level.
Experience of working with children and/or young people.
Knowledge of safeguarding.
Knowledge and understand of the issues faced by young people with mild to moderate mental health problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organisational and self-management skills.
Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality.
Ability to be self-reflective in own personal and professional.
Ability to be flexible to the needs of the service, including regular evening work.
Ability to travel to The University of Northampton and willingness to study.
Please refer to the job description for full person specification details.

Interviews will be held online on Thursday 16th November and Friday 17th November.

Good to know.

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Contact: Recruitment Partner Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk if require any further information.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion.

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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Job documents

AFC Commitment Statement 2023

Action for Children Employee Benefits

Wellbeing Trainee

Action for Children Employee Benefits

Wellbeing Trainee

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