The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum for a 36 hour working week.
This innovative and exciting multi-disciplinary service is provided by Health, Social Care and Education professionals to young people aged 11-18 old years with mental health, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, living in Surrey. We are a Centre of Clinical Excellence and recently awarded Outstanding by Ofsted.
We are seeking an Activity Worker to work at the Hope service. The Activity Worker will work with young people with complex mental health, behavioural and social care needs. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated staff member with experience in working with young people with complex needs and support their colleagues mainly in Epsom and occasionally in Guildford.
Are you looking for an opportunity to work in an innovative multi-agency service? Do you have experience or are seeking experience of working with adolescents with a range of complex needs? We are looking for an Activity Worker with the ability to think creatively when engaging and working with young people with complex mental health and social care needs. There will be development opportunities in Children and Young People Services.
The Activity Worker role is an integral part of planning and delivering therapeutic support and education to young people receiving a service from HOPE, either through the Day Programme or Outreach. Activity Workers are actively involved in groups and individual programmes for young people, and participate in the delivery of multi-agency programmes. The focus of the role is to help young people develop problem solving, coping, learning and social interaction skills, promoting educational attainment and to work directly with young people and their families or carers to promote and safeguard their welfare within an integrated service. Activity workers work closely with other members of the team and tailor activities and interventions to help meet young people’s agreed therapeutic and educational goals.
The duties cover both elements of the Service, i.e. the Day Programme and Community Work. The post holder will work fully in the multi-disciplinary team and with care co-ordinators in the development, implementation and evaluation of person-centred plans, including educational and therapeutic needs. He/she will contribute to the effective functioning of the Team and work in partnership with colleagues from all agencies.
The ability to travel around the county is essential so you will need to be able to have access to a car and able to drive.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/05/2022.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Gemma Wood by e-mail at Gemma.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.