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School Wellbeing Worker

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£27,614 to £30,602 per annum
Closing date
29 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Education
Salary Band
£25,000 - £29,999, £30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

The City of York Council are excited to recruit a School Wellbeing Worker to a permanent, 30 hour post. 

The School Wellbeing Worker is part of a multi-agency initiative overseen by the Strategic Partnership for Emotional and Mental Health and delivered in partnership by City of York Council, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and School Clusters. The aim of the project is to strengthen the emotional and mental health support arrangements for children and young people in universal school settings.

About the role;

As a School Wellbeing Worker, you will focus on working with children, young people and school staff around emerging and developing mental health (MH) needs.

The role will involve providing schools with consultation and advice, training, direct work in partnership with school staff and increased communication with specialist CAMHS services.

As a consultation based service, you will deliver structured, problem solving consultation discussions with school pastoral leaders and SENCOs with a view to developing a shared plan of support and intervention around children and young people’s mental health need.

Your involvement in this shared plan could involve signposting, advice on MH strategies and resources, supporting a referral to specialist CAMHS, 1:1 and group work interventions or contribution to a bigger package of support with other agencies.

Your direct 1:1 and group work will be influenced and informed by evidence based interventions for example CBT, DBT,DDP, brief and solution focused therapy.  As a reflective practitioner you will access regular clinical supervision from our Specialist CAMHS service.

Key skills and experience required;

You will have a background of working in a Health, Community and / or an Educational setting, with previous experience of working with children, young people and families with the aim of improving their emotional, mental health and wellbeing.

You should be able to demonstrate understanding of evidence based interventions and have experience in assessing/planning and contributing to individual care plans and packages of support.

Your understanding of integrated working and school based support systems along with excellent communication, time management and negotiation skills will also be essential in this role.

A professional qualification in Mental Health, Social Work, Youth Work or Psychology and/or at least 3 years experience of working with children and young people with mental health needs in a healthcare, education or community setting is essential.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Laura McMurray, Head of the School wellbeing Service  or on 07919304024 

Closing date:  Friday 29 October at 12 midnight

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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City of York Council
Library Square
North Yorkshire
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