Service:
Floating Support
Location:
Belfast
Contract:
Full Time (Fixed Term until 31st March 2018)
Hours/days:
35 Hours per week.
Salary:
£21,388 per annum and pension at 4% of salary
Closing Date:
Monday, 3 Apr 2017 @09.30am
Reference:
FSMHW/0317/

This post provides support to young people in the South Eastern Trust area.

MACS provides mental health support to young people aged 16-25. The worker will support young people who experience low mood, suicidal ideation and self-harm to build resilience, increasing coping strategies and develop support networks.

Young people will receive individualised one to one support based on support planning, ongoing reviews and keeping safe where appropriate. Young people can access the service for up to a year.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Criteria 1

  • 2 years experience of working with young people aged 16-25 who have experienced mental ill health

OR

  • Degree in Social Work, Youth and Community Work or similar
  • 1 years experience of working with young people aged 16-25 who have experienced mental ill health

AND

  • Experience of successfully liaising with a variety of agencies to support Young People to better manage their mental health

Criteria 2

  • Understanding of young people who have experienced mental ill health, self-harm and/or suicidal ideation

Criteria 3

  • Ability to offer support to young people and volunteers to set and achieve goals to improve mental health

Criteria 4

  • Can develop own approach to practice based on reflection and feedback
  • To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment

Other

  • A full current driving licence and access to a car is required so as to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full

Why work for MACS?

  • At MACS we value staff work-life balance. We offer many flexible working options, family-friendly work arrangements.
  • We offer competitive salaries and higher than average pension contributions.
  • We are Employers for Childcare Family Friendly winners 2015 and we have attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Silver Award!

These are just some of the many benefits of working for MACS. Find out more reasons to join the team.

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MACS Supporting Children & Young People is an Equal Opportunities Employer