HeadStart Support Youth Practitioner

Across London Borough of Newham
£29.5K - 31.5K pro-rata
06 Aug 2018
26 Aug 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

HeadStart is a Big Lottery funded innovative mental health prevention programme in Newham. They promote emotional resilience in 10-16 year olds at risk of developing mental health difficulties by delivering a range of evidence-based interventions in schools and the community.

For this exciting borough wide programme our client is recruiting two additional members to their multi-disciplinary team of professionals to help deliver their service to schools, young people and the community.

HeadStart Support Youth Practitioner
 Across London Borough of Newham
Contract: Term Time, 2 Year Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of extension)
Salary: £29.5K - 31.5K pro-rata

About You

As a significant member of their Practitioner Team, you are someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who is willing to get stuck in, creatively problem solving if things don’t work straight away. They are a new service and they are testing and learning all the time which is not always easy - a can-do attitude, patience and positivity is key.

You will have some experience of working with vulnerable young people with the skills and attributes to build excellent working relationships with young people, school staff, parents and other professionals working in the school community. You will understand the challenges families in Newham face and have a sensitivity to working with schools to support young people to thrive. You may be considering a role in the youth or education sector in the future and want to learn more about what is involved first hand.

About the role

As their team develops, they need a robust support system for their Schools Team. Your role will be to provide cover and support for Practitioners on leave by delivering sessions, as well as co-delivering some interventions alongside experienced Practitioners. In addition, you will be providing much-needed administrative support to the team. 

This role is a great spring board for someones wanting to develop key skills and knowledge in the youth, education and mental health sector, as well as an opportunity to use an existing skill set around administrative and operational tasks.

They are only looking for candidates intrested in full-time term time roles. You must be able to work during term hours.

Additional Information

The role will start in September. Contracts will be offered initially on a 2 year fixed term basis with the opportunity to be extended following satisfactory performance.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th August
Interviews: Thursday 6th September


To find out more information please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the website where you can apply for this position.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check. A disqualification declaration questionnaire maybe required for this post.

No agencies please.

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