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Young Person's Outreach Worker

Our client, a Mental Health Charity, works across their communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, th yoffer a number of activities from their wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and their aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Role: Young Person’s Outreach Worker 
Post no: 588 
Working base: Milton Keynes, and other sites in surrounding areas where appropriate 
Reports to: Young Person’s Sanctuary Manager - MK 
Salary: £22,500 per annum 
Contract type: Permanent 
Hours: 37.0 hours per week (Monday to Sunday)

This role is an exciting opportunity to work for this charity as part of the Milton Keynes Young Person’s Sanctuary. As a Young Person’s Outreach Worker, you will be responsible for promoting the Young Person’s Sanctuary and developing collaborative relationships with external organisations to ensure all young people in Milton Keynes can access support when in crisis. 

You will be expected to complete one shift a week in the Milton Keynes Young Person’s Sanctuary, where you can provide support to young people in crisis. This is a busy role and will require excellent communication skills and creative thinking when working with Schools, Colleges and Statutory Services to develop a pathway into the Young Person’s Sanctuary. As an Ambassador for this organisation, you will need to have a passion for young people’s mental health and an ability to operate at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with external organisations in order to raise awareness of the Milton Keynes Young Person’s Sanctuary.
  • Promote the Young Person’s Sanctuary by developing close working relationships with local Schools and Colleges.
  • Facilitate drop-in sessions at local Schools, Colleges and Statutory Service to provide crisis interventions and support to young people.
  • Facilitate crisis learning sessions to Schools and Colleges to promote the Young Person’s Sanctuary and work towards removing access barriers.
  • Attend local events, manage a stall and assist with the promotion of the Young Person’s Sanctuary.
  • Work with professional colleagues from the local authority, Thames Valley Police, Schools, Colleges and NHS to promote the Young Person’s Sanctuary and improve access for diverse communities.
  • Deliver crisis focussed 1:1s and ensure outcomes which supports young people experiencing a mental health crisis, in line with the charity’s agreed crisis service and requirements as well as contract requirements.
  • Assessing need and suitability for the service in line with the access to services process, and undertaking 1:1s.

Entitlements/benefits:

  • 25 days (pro rata) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Auto-enrolment NEST pension scheme (employer contributes 3%, employee contributes 5%)
  • Health Plan with a wide variety of benefits
  • Discounts available through Blue Light Card & Tickets for Good
  • In-house and external Learning and Development as appropriate for the role.
  • Flexible Working On request (in line with the organisation's policy on Right to Request Flexible Working)

If you have a passion for working in mental health and possess the required skills, they would love to hear from you.

Closedown: 5pm Friday 22 March 2024 
Please note: The right is reserved to close this advert early if enough suitable applicants apply.
Start date: ASAP

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to complete your application for this position.

Our client has been committed to the Mindful Employer charter and the Disability Confident Employer Scheme since 2008.

Please note: This charity follows Safer Recruitment practices and they are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Therefore all their roles are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

No agencies please.

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