Senior Support Worker & Support Worker

Senior Support Worker (Children, Youth, Families and Schools)  
£28,000 incl p.a. (pro rata as required)  
1 x permanent contract  
1 x 6 month contract (ongoing funding likely to be confirmed)   
 
Support Worker (Children, Youth, Families and Schools)  
£24,500 incl p.a. (pro rata as required)  
1 x permanent contract  
3 x 6 month contracts (ongoing funding likely to be confirmed)   
 
Both roles: 22.5 (3 days) – 37.5 (5 days full time) hours per week    
  

Are you passionate about promoting the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of children, young people and families and those who support them? Could you help make a real difference to the mental health of the young people in our borough? Richmond Borough Mind provides a wide range of services for children, youth, families, schools and other community organisations including one-to-one support, groups, workshops, training, peer mentoring and befriending, who may be experiencing anxiety, low mood, low confidence, low self-esteem, loneliness or isolation. We also provide wellbeing resources, workshops and training to those close to young people such as parents, carers, relatives and friends, teachers, support staff and youth and community workers, carryout research, pilot new types of support and services and work with others to positively influence young people’s mental health at a local and community level. 

Senior Support Workers: You will lead a team of staff and volunteers to identify, develop and deliver services for children and youth, families, schools and others across Richmond, Kingston and neighbouring boroughs. You may have a youth, education, social work/care or clinical background, where young people have been a key focus. You should bring experience of working collaboratively in a multi-agency environment supporting young people and a demonstrable knowledge of mental health.  

Support Workers: You will deliver services for children and youth, families, schools and others across Richmond, Kingston and neighbouring boroughs. You will have a flexible, empathic and enthusiastic approach and enjoy problem-solving in a busy environment. 

Reporting to the Youth Services Manager / Senior Support Worker as appropriate you will be supported by a team of youth interns, volunteers and peer researchers with lived experience of mental health issues. 

 

Benefits of working for RB Mind:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays per year, increasing by 1 day per full year of service (up to a maximum of 30 days) [pro rata].
  • Bonus 1 day of annual leave per year over the festive period (subject to Trustee approval) [pro rata]
  • Flexible working/Option of working from home (subject to CEO approval)
  • Paid time off for medical appointments
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Training and personal development opportunities
  • Staff away days and socials
  • Access to shared resources and training opportunities via Mind Federated Network

Richmond Borough Mind values diversity and difference.  We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly individuals with lived experience of mental health problems.

Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS. 

Senior Support Worker – Job description and person specification: Download here
Support Worker – Job description and person specification: Download here

Application form: Download here
Equalities monitoring form: Download here

Please complete the application form and equality monitoring form and email to [email protected] or by post to:
CONFIDENTIAL Recruitment, RB Mind, UK House, 82 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BW.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 30th November 2021
Interview date: Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on Friday 3rd December 2021

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