Community Wellbeing Mentor

Employer
Barnardo's
Location
Surrey
Salary
£18,278.00 - £26,234.00 (Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Community Wellbeing Mentor (12040)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 14.8

Salary: £18,278.00 - £26,234.00 (Full Time Equivalent) £7,311.20 - £10,493.60 (Pro Rata) plus £597.52 Outer London Fringe

Closing Date: 3 July 2022

Interview Date: 14 July 2022

Can you help us develop an outstanding service for young people in Surrey?

Do you have a passion to support young people's emotional health and wellbeing?

The Surrey Wellbeing Partnership is a group of twelve charities, including Barnardo's, working together to meet the emotional needs of children and young people in Surrey. The Partnership is part of a larger Alliance of organisations, including Surrey and Borders NHS Trust and Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. The Surrey Wellbeing Partnership aims to provide outstanding services for children and young people in need of emotional support and care.

Barnardo's are seeking to recruit part-time (14.8 hours a week) Wellbeing Mentor who share our commitment and vision to develop an outstanding service and embed Barnardo's basis and values in all we do. These posts sit within the Community Wellbeing Team which is a new service that launched on 1st April 2021 to run across Waverley, Woking, Surrey Heath and Spelthorne. This part-time position is to cover Waverley.

Wellbeing Mentors hold a caseload of children and young people (6-18 years old) and will provide early support to them who are experiencing poor wellbeing. This may present itself in many different ways such as feeling lonely, isolated, unhappy, or anxious, having low mood or experiencing stress and can come from multiple causes.

Wellbeing Mentors will provide direct and virtual support, working collaboratively and with a strengths-based approach to support children and young people to improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience.

The Community Wellbeing Team operates within a Thrive Framework where choice and shared decision making is fundamental. It is a relational model, and we hold a non-judgmental and trusting relationship between the staff member and children, young people, and parents as crucial to their ongoing wellbeing. You will receive training on the Thrive model at the start of your employment.  

Barnardo's is a busy and positive place to work.  Every day is different, and the Wellbeing Mentors will have a critical role within our team. To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have knowledge of emotional health and wellbeing, and experience of supporting children and young people to implement strategies to manage their emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Have a range of project work skills and abilities;
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage and communicate with both children, young people and their families;
  • Have good organisational, numeracy, and literacy skills;
  • Demonstrate empathy, patience, and an open and flexible approach to working with children and young people;
  • Have experience of delivering one-to-one work with children and young people and take a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to your work; 
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures;
  • Enjoy the challenges and rewards of working within a service for children, young people, and their families; 
  • Share our commitment to providing an outstanding service and embedding Barnardo's basis and values within all we do.

The office base for this role is in Leatherhead in Surrey. Although the role is office-based, the ability to work from home and willingness to travel around Surrey is essential. In light of the travel that will be required, access to a vehicle a valid driving licence will be essential.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Barnardo's offer their staff regular supervision and give all colleagues access to at least three learning days a year. Barnardo's University (BU) facilitate a range of opportunities which will be available through B-learning online and the BU prospectus. However, staff can use this time in a way that works for them – for instance to spend a day shadowing another team.

Barnardo's employees can also access a range of benefits, including:

  • Annual Leave entitlement for full-time employees is 26 days per annum, increasing to 29 days per annum, after 5 years Barnardo's service. Those working less than full time are entitled to the same level of holiday pro rata.
  • Option to purchase up to 5 additional days of annual leave
  • Pension Scheme: Barnardo's offers a 4% or 6% matched contribution to our Group Personal Pension. For those that pay into the pension they will be provided with death in service cover of 4 times annual earnings
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Offers from major high-street brands
  • Discounts on cinema tickets
  • Discounts on holidays
  • A cycle-to-work scheme

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification and Job Description. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described. If you do have any questions relating to this role, please call Garrett Craig, Children Services Manager on 07940 455 915.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address. 

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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