Mental Health Youth Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • The Pavillion (Greater Easterhouse), Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2022


  • Advertised from 1st August 2022
  • £9400 - 15 hours per week. 1 years fixed term until August 2023.

Role

We wish to employ a Youth Mental Health Worker to develop and deliver a package of support with a specific focus on youth mental health & emotional well-being through a range of activities such as group work, information sessions, campaigns and other relevant activities during our drop-in sessions.

Using current campaigns, media and youth issues as the platform for initial discussion the group work would involve sessions where the young people identify issues and look at ways of addressing these.

This would be delivered during the drop-in sessions using tools such as arts and social media to form their own campaigns which would be acknowledged through the club and supported by all staff e.g., mental health week, anti-bullying week to name a few suggestions. The campaigns would focus on promoting positive mental health & well-being and promote the already free existing activities available at The Pavillion such as art & crafts, music and cooking as well as shape new activities where gaps exist.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as point-of-contact to liaise and meet regularly with all project partners, taking responsibility for communication and sharing of information, and provide feedback on progression of ongoing work.
  • Oversee all aspects of the programme and ensure it delivers the agreed outputs and outcomes.
  • Work closely with the Manager to establish project goals and ensure they are achieved.
  • Establish and maintain agreed timetables and budgets.
  • Ensure an appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework is place for all aspects of the programme.
  • Ensure all information is shared with sensitivity, demonstrating awareness of data protection and copyright legislation.

Skills, abilities and knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work in a participative way with young people.
  • SVQ Level 3 in youth work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey information in an engaging and effective way with young people.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with young people and the youth work staff.
  • Good general ICT literacy, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook. Knowledge of web writing skills, and familiarity with social media.
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision, to be self-motivating and act with judgement and initiative.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage a diverse programme of work, and to deliver planned outcomes to competing agendas and deadlines, with the flexibility needed to respond to new demands.
  • Ability to manage projects, including collaborations with external partners.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with the work of The Pavillion
  • Flexibility working hours – evening and weekend work required.
  • Knowledge of data protection
  • Child Protection trained or willingness to undertake this training.
  • Experience of supporting/developing Podcasts

Personal qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Commitment to supporting the professional standards.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to act as a positive role model for young people.

Experience

  • Experience of delivering issue-based work in the youth work sector.
  • Experience of working with young people experiencing mental health issues.

Responsible to: Manager

Application notes

Application forms to be completed and submitted via email to recruitment@pavillion.org.uk

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Deadline for submitting applications: Wednesday 10th August at 12noon

Funded by: Funded by Children in need


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