MACS Supporting Children & Young People

Wellbeing Worker

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent, Temporary full-time, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1367219

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Wellbeing Worker based in Belfast

MACS WELLBEING SUPPORT SERVICE JOB DETAILS

Job Title: Wellbeing Worker

Funding: Funded by Big Lottery Fund

Conditions: Full Time, Fixed Term contract until Nov 2021

Responsible to: Wellbeing Development Manager

Location: 303 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GG

Hours of Employment: Full Time: 35 hours per week to include evenings and weekends.

Holidays: 30 days per annum

Salary: £21,388 per annum and pension at 4% of salary

It will be a requirement of this post to be registered with the Northern Ireland Care Council (NISCC).

JOB DESCRIPTION / PERSON SPECIFICATION

ROLE OVERVIEW

MACS Wellbeing Support Service provides mental health support and mentoring to children and young people aged 11-25. Wellbeing workers support children and young people who experience low mood, suicidal ideation and self-harm to build resilience, increasing coping strategies and develop support networks. Children and young people will receive individualized support based on a coaching model through support planning, regular reviews and keeping safe planning where appropriate. Support is also provided through use of volunteer mentors and group work.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSBILTIES

  • To develop purposeful and nurturing relationships with children and young people
  • Support the Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit, train and support volunteers
  • Adhere to Child Protection, Vulnerable Adult and Lone Worker policies to safeguard children, young people, volunteers and staff.
  • To provide holistic support (on a one to one and group basis) to all children and young people accessing the service
  • To ensure that children and young people’s ideas, thoughts and feedback are recorded, responded to and actioned. Feedback to line management or relevant subgroups where appropriate
  • To provide 1 to 1 and group support to children and young people ensuring this is underpinned by MACS ethos and value base
  • To identify support plans in partnership with children and young people and other relevant partners
  • To work in partnership with referrers, stakeholders and key agencies to ensure provision of comprehensive support to children and young people
  • To provide emotional and mental health support for children and young people in conjunction with their support plans
  • Support children, young people and volunteers to set and achieve goals during their match
  • Conduct match meetings, reviews and moving on meetings with children, young people and volunteers
  • Provide support for volunteers including weekly phone contact, monthly one to one supervision and bimonthly group support nights
  • To work effectively ensuring information is communicated efficiently through the designated system
  • To carry out reviews in partnership with children and young people and relevant partners
  • Comprehensively plan (with children and young people and key agencies) move on from the Service
  • To maintain clear, children and young people friendly, written and verbal communication with referrers, stakeholders and relevant external agencies and services
  • To maintain an accurate and up to date record of support provided to Children and Young people
  • To ensure quality standards are maintained and improved upon (CLEAR, Mentoring and Befriending foundation, Investors in Volunteers and MACS internal reviews)
  • To work to targets as identified in your Balanced Scorecard
  • Respond to communications from MACS Staff 

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Closing Date: Monday, 5 Nov 2018 at 09.30am