Mental Health Support Worker - Children and Young People



Job Type

Fixed Term


Charity / Voluntary, Social Care



Do you want to be part of a new, exciting service that will support children and young people with mental health issues or emotional wellbeing needs?

Are you calm, non-judgemental and able to work effectively with people experiencing distress?

Can you demonstrate our client's values of Hope, Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Excellence and want to be part of their mission to create opportunities for individuals to make choices, find their own solutions, build resilience and manage their whole life and wellbeing?

If the answer to all of these is yes, they want to hear from you.

Job title: CYP Support Worker - WithYOUth Service (Children and Young People)
Reference: 126
Salary grade: £21,750 - £22,500 per annum incl. Outer London Weighting
Contracted hours: 37.5 hours (to be worked flexibly across a 7-day week, between the hours of 2pm - 10pm, excluding bank holidays).
Working base: Watford Wellbeing Centre
Contract Length: Fixed Term until September 2024

This charity is recruiting CYP Support Workers to join their exciting new service.

About the Project
This CAMHS Early Help Digital Intervention Service (WithYOUth) is a new and innovative partnership between BfB Labs and our client to provide a countywide digital service that is accessible to children and young people aged 5 - 18, at the earliest point of an emerging emotional wellbeing and/ or mental health need.

Purpose of Post
As a CYP Support Worker you will be responsible for delivering this exciting service as part of a wider team, and whilst experience is advantageous, the most important thing to this organisation, and to the children and young people they support, is having the right values, skills and commitment to being part of this dynamic, new provision.

Their trauma-informed model offers a range of support options for CYP, based around digital interventions and supported by one-to-one and group sessions, so children and young people can engage in the way that works best for them.

As a CYP Support Worker you will provide online interventions to 5-18 year olds, families and parents, and professionals, to deliver this new and exciting, high quality service in accordance with contractual requirements, and ensure that the needs and aspirations of Hertfordshire children and families are being supported.

The service will build resilience in CYP by working with them to develop coping strategies and solutions that will enable them to improve their own health and wellbeing. The service will also provide advice and guidance to parents/families/carers and professionals to provide a holistic response to supporting CYP and creating a network around them to empower and enable positive change.

They are looking for passionate, creative and committed individuals who wants to support children and young people to thrive.

This employer offers:

  • Annual leave entitlement of 22 days per year pro rata, rising in increments to a max. of 28 days after 5 years employment (plus 8 days Bank Holidays)
  • An additional day of leave each year for your birthday following completion of probation period.
  • Ongoing training relevant to your role.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Health cover (after 6 months employment) - compensation payment for Optical, Dental, Chiropody and Therapy Treatments.

Closing date: This advert will close when sufficient applications are received.
Interview date: They will be holding rolling interviews

Equal Opportunities
This employer welcomes applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation. In addition, during the various stages of recruitment, specific measures can be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities or special needs.

This charity is committed to the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer charters. They actively recruit staff who have a lived experience of mental ill health. They recognise and value the unique combination of skills, knowledge and perspective that employing people with a lived experience, at all levels across the organisation, brings.

They are delighted to have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.