Children & Young People Service Practitioner

CYP Service Practitioner
Bournemouth, Dorset, Various around Dorset
Posted 1 week ago

Main Purpose

Dorset Mind is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and personable individual to join the Children and Young People Service Team on their bank staff as a CYP Service Practitioner.

The purpose of the role is to offer high quality psycho-education and emotional support through a variety of interventions to young people age 11-25 experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.

The role includes delivery of some/all of the following;

  • Education in Mind – a programme of psychoeducation delivered in secondary schools across Dorset which includes Assemblies, PSHE lessons, Workshops, Wellbeing (peer) Mentor training, 121 support, Parent talks and Staff training.
  • Connected Minds – Activity based support groups running throughout Dorset to specifically help CYP who have difficulties attending school due to their mental health.
  • Wellbeing Support groups – Drop-in emotional support groups for CYP in a variety of locations across Dorset.

This role is fundamental to our goals in supporting children and young people with mental health difficulties across Dorset and the successful candidates will have a track record of operating with passion in a similar role. They will also share the values of the organisation, have a flexible approach to work, be able to work independently and as part of a team, show dedication to improving the wellbeing of young people and evidence an in-depth knowledge of different therapeutic approaches.

For the full list of responsibilities, please read the job description below.

Job Description

Application Form

How to apply

Please complete the application form and email it to: Alternatively, please post this to: Dorset Mind, 8 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8JN.

Interviews will take place on 9th / 10th November. Candidates successful at the interview stage may be invited to undertake a further competency-based exercise at a later date TBC

Closing Date:         2 November 2020 (at Noon)

Interview Date:     9th /10th November

Start Date:             ASAP





Job Features

Job CategoryJobs, zero hour contract
Responsible toCYP Project Manager
TeamChildren and Young People Service (Dorset Mind Your Head)
Pay ScaleA3 - £9.45 per hour

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