Responsibility: Wellbeing and Mental Health Support

Main purpose of job: The Outreach and Wellbeing Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing St Matthew’s Project’s trauma informed approach to working with young people and their families. This will include developing policies, training and facilitating reflective sessions with staff and direct work with young people and their family/support network.

Role

You will be expected to act as part of the small core staff team and lead on St Matthew’s Project’s desire to implement a more trauma informed approach to our work and ensure our desire to provide holistic support to those we support is realised. As such, the role will oversee a significant transformation in the way we work. The successful candidate will join a small team and a flexible approach to the role is important. As with most jobs working with young people, weekend and evening work is required.

Duties include:

  • Implement and lead on the St Matthew’s Project’s mental health and wellbeing support for services users and staff members
  • Facilitate reflective spaces for staff
  • Facilitate 1:1 and group mental health and wellbeing sessions with young people and parents
  • Coordinate and lead on a mental health and wellbeing training programme for St. Matthew’s Project staff members
  • Develop online materials to support the wellbeing of young people and parents
  • Coordinate a St. Matthew’s Project Parent Champions’ Project
  • Take the lead on implementing the project’s safeguarding policy

Salaries and benefits

The post is a part time role involving 21 hours per week and the starting salary will be £32,000 (pro rata). Travel expenses will be paid. Holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum (pro rata).

Job Description

Job Title:Outreach and Wellbeing Coordinator
Length of Contract:24 Months
Hours: 21 (Including evening and Saturdays)
Location:Working from home / on site
Reports to:Project Manager
 
Responsible for:
 
None

Communications and Working Relationships:

Working within the St. Matthew’s Project team and relating to all members of staff and trustees of the Project.

The post holder will be expected to work from home or at the administrative hub in Brockwell Park.

At the St. Matthew’s Project we have a strong track record of employing staff who reflect the backgrounds and experiences of our members. Lived experience of the issues faced by those we support would be an advantage.

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

How to apply

Please email a CV and cover letter (no more than three sides) outlining how you meet the person specification to d.barnett@thesmp.net

Person Specification

Essential

  • Trauma-informed trained
  • Experience of delivering wellbeing training and support to young people
  • Understanding how to implement therapeutic services to young people
  • Knowledge and competency in embedding trauma-informed approaches into practice
  • Experience in working for a grassroots community organisation
  • Significant experience of working with young people, family members and staff affected by trauma and violence
  • Experience of implementing safeguarding, including contextual safeguarding policies and ensure that staff understand and follow the safeguarding policy.

Desirable

  • Experience with liaising with early help and statutory services
  • Experience of managing service user networks
  • Knowledge of Brixton and the surrounding areas
  • Experience of building and maintaining trusted relationships with young people and their families
  • Knowledge of good practice when supporting those at risk of CCE and CSE

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database management
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Reliability and willingness to work consistently
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work within a community environment
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality