Mental Health Support Worker - Children and Young People



Job Type

Fixed Term


Charity / Voluntary, Customer Service, Education, Other, Public Sector, 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 values of Hope, Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Excellence and want to be part of our 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, we 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

We have a vacancy for a CYP Support Worker to join our With YOUth team.

About the Project
This CAMHS Early Help Digital Intervention Service (WithYOUth) is a new and innovative partnership between BfB Labs and Hertfordshire Mind Network 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 us and the children and young people we support is having the right values, skills and commitment to being part of this dynamic, new provision.

Our 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 we are supporting the needs and aspirations of Hertfordshire children and families.

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. We 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.

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

We offer:

  • 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: Friday 31st March by midnight.
Interview date: Week commencing Monday 10th April.

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