Service:
MACS Wellbeing Support Service
Location:
303 Ormeau Road Belfast
Contract:
Full Time (Fixed Term until 2021)
Hours/days:
35 Hours
Salary:
£21,388
Closing Date:
Monday, 19 Sep 2016 @09.30am
Reference:
WELLW/0816

MACS Wellbeing Support Service provides mental health support and mentoring to children and young people aged 11-25.

The Wellbeing Service supports children and young people who experience low mood, suicidal ideation and self-harm to build resilience, increasing coping strategies and develop support networks. This is achieved through one to one mentoring support from volunteers and group work. Children and young people can access the service for up to a year.

These posts are funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Experience

  • 2 years experience of working with Children and Young people aged 11-25 who have experienced mental ill health

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  • Degree in Social Work, Youth and Community Work or similar
  • 1 years experience of working with Children and Young people aged 11-25 who have experienced mental ill health
  • Experience of successfully liaising with a variety of agencies

Knowledge

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

Skills

  • Ability to offer support to Children, Young people and Volunteers to set and achieve goals to improve mental health

Personal Qualities

  • Work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Make your own decisions and work under pressure
  • Be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment

Values

  • To work within the ethos, culture and values of MACS

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. This criterion may be waived, if a disability prohibits driving. However, you must demonstrate how you would meet the mobility requirements of this post.

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