Position title
Wellbeing Practitioner
Reports to

Service Manager

Job Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to employees including:

  • 5 weeks holiday a year
  • Sick pay
  • Safeguarding training
  • Pension scheme – run by Aviva
  • Flexible working where role allows
About The Eikon Charity

The Eikon Charity is one of Surrey’s leading charities supporting children and young people to overcome difficulties, become resilient and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.

We are looking for people with passion and expertise to drive the charity forward and help us continue to be a leading provider of early intervention in Surrey.

Description

Main purpose of Job
To engage with and offer advice and support to children, young people and their families using a combination of 1:1, group, online and telephone interventions.
As a practitioner, you will work as part of a team, undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence-based interventions for children and young people and their families. This could include holding a caseload, individual, parent & child, sibling, family, group and online, virtual, telephone interventions.

Key Responsibilities
• Assess the needs and strengths of the referred child or young person and help them identify individual goals to achieve desired change
• To design, deliver and evaluate interventions for children and young people which aim to improve mental health and well-being, build on existing strengths and increase levels of resilience
• Record and collect data with various tools and use this to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions
• To take responsibility for own caseload of children, young people and families some with complex and multiple needs
• To involve children, young people and their parents in the co-production of programmes, activities and services
• To work collaboratively with Surrey and Borders NHS Partnership, Surrey Children’s Services, local service teams and other community-based services to provide the most effective service for children, young people and families
• To keep accurate records of individual engagement, evidence of change and celebrate progress with children and young people
• To provide, record and report the appropriate data to ensure support programmes can be accurately monitored and evaluated
• To apply safeguarding and child protection procedures
• To provide written case studies as evidence of the effectiveness of individual interventions
• To work as part of a team and attend team meetings, training events and participate fully in one to one, peer and group supervision
• Provide time-limited 1:1 sessions for children, young people and families
• To take responsibility for the more complex cases/situations presenting within the service
• To attend and actively participate in regular supervision once every six weeks
• To work co-operatively and under the management of The Eikon Charity staff to ensure the highest quality of delivery and support
• To work within Eikon's internal policies, safeguarding and data protection regulations
• To assist with the development and progression of the service by adhering to all communication requests and assisting with peer progression development when requested through case supervision
• To be responsible for equipment/resources linked to service delivery
• To promote, monitor and maintain health safety and security in the working environment

This Job Description and Person Specification reflect the duties of the post as they exist at this time and may be subject to changed based on the needs of the Department Programme. The post-holder may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the salary and competence requirements of this post from time to time as required.

Key skills, experience, and knowledge

We are looking for applicants that have a real passion to support young people who are full of enthusiasm, knowledgeable and have a welcoming approach and personality.

How to apply

Applications

Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.
An offer of employment will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the application form below, complete it and submit using the Apply Now button below.

If you have any questions, please contact

Closing date for applications: 25 January 2021

If you have not heard from us by 1 February 2021 you were not shortlisted for interview. We do not provide feedback on applications.

First interview date: from 1 to 12 February 2021.
We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.

Duration of employment
Permanent
Job Location
Across one or more geographical areas in Surrey. Current areas, Elmbridge, and Runnymede
Working Hours
37.5 hours per week, with a need to be flexible to meet the needs of the service
FTE Salary
£23,000 to £25,000 negotiable on experience
Date posted
January 4, 2021
Valid through
January 25, 2021
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