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Action for Children

Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Type

Fixed Term

Region

Northern Ireland

Salary

Location

£22,500

Posted Date

26 June 2023

Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

Closing Date

29 June 2023

As a Wellbeing Practitioner, you'll co-ordinate and direct the support to children, young people and families by agreeing and providing interventions, which may be specialised, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved.

The contract initially runs for 12 months – with the potential of extension. It will enable you to grow your experience and build your network with a wide range of organisations across the region and gain invaluable experience within a great Charity.



Salary: £22,500 per annum, pro rata

Location: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term contract for 12 months / Part-Time - 30 hours per week

Closing date: Thursday 29th June 2023

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th July



Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

Our Rossorry Grove Supported Accommodation is a purpose built 13 apartment supported accommodation service for young people who were homeless or at risk of becoming so. We work with young people aged 16 to 25 years, many of whom have been in care and / or struggle with significant mental health concerns and substance misuse issues.

Each young person will have their own self-contained flat and is staffed around the clock with a fabulous, committed team who work closely with our young people to support their development of independent living skills and enable them to move safely in the community.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities of the Wellbeing Practitioner role are;

- Engaging with vulnerable young people.
- Working with our young people in small groups and/ or on an individual basis depending on their needs.
- Working alongside other staff teams and outside organisations to ensure the best outcome for the young people.
- Ensuring progress is monitored, recorded and reviewed at set intervals, putting in additional support where required to ensure goals are met.
- Helping to train other staff members.

Let's talk about you

- Psychology or Health/Social Care/Youth related undergraduate degree is desirable.
- A counselling background or counselling skills would be advantageous.
- The ability to engage with young people and to gain their trust.
- Excellent record-keeping and report writing skills.
- Extensive experience of working with vulnerable young people aged 16-25 years.
- To be outcome driven and to be creative and to think outside the box.

Good to know

Application Process

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

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at Laura.McCarthy2@actionforchildren.org.uk. We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

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.

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

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