Mental Health Apprentice Youth Support Worker

18000.00 - 18727.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
23 Sep 2021
Response Organisation is the largest mental health charity in Oxfordshire that has expanded across the Thames Valley and most recently into Wiltshire.

Mental Health Apprentice Youth Support Worker - GBP18,000.00 - GBP18,727.00 per annum, depending on experience

33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays

Free parking on site

Employee Assistance Programme with access to free counselling

Social Events throughout the year

Discounted shopping

Cycle to Work Scheme

Subsidised Gym Membership

Enhanced Family Friendly leave including maternity leave and adoption leave

Professional qualification Sponsorship and Study Leave

Tax Free Childcare

Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme

Flexible and agile working opportunities (role dependent)

GBP500 Refer a Friend Bonus Scheme

Health benefits including free flu vaccinations and eye care vouchers

Do you have the desire to help change lives and an interest in mental health?

Our mission at Response is to enable people of all ages to live a more fulfilled life by providing excellent mental health services, housing, and supported living. We are looking for two Mental Health Apprentice Youth Support Worker's to join the Children and Young People team on a permanent basis at Response based at Cheney School, Oxford. The apprenticeship will last for a period of 18-24 months. The Children and Young People team focuses on improving children and young people's mental health by ensuring those with early signs of distress can always access the right help, in the right setting, when they need it. To learn more about Response and what we do, please visit our website:

Our main priority for all our roles at Response is to find people that can live our values every day. It is essential that you have the passion for working in a care setting and/or education/social care setting and an interest of working with young people and their families/carers who are experiencing mental health problems. The successful candidate will be able to travel across Oxford and the surrounding towns. Experience of working or leading group support activities with young people in their community, an understanding of child protection and safeguarding and previous experience of working with young people in a voluntary or school based capacity is desirable, but not essential. Our employees and clients come from all over the world, we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture and are registered as a Disability Confident Employer.

Some of the core responsibilities within the role will include:

To be responsible for supporting the emotional and social wellbeing of children and young people.

To offer support and guidance to young people who are presenting mild to moderate mental health needs. You will also offer support to schools and those developing a high level of engagement with teachers and other agencies involved in the young person's life.

You will work directly in schools and the community supporting the delivery of the MHST and MWA model and its key requirements and build resilience in young people.

The MHSTs will build resilience in the school environment for mild to moderate mental health presenting needs and identification.

To support CYP from 4 to 18 in MHST and 16 to 25 in Mental Wealth Academy.

The duties within any role vary from day to day, some of the duties will include:

To work as part of the Response CYP team to work with children and young people.

To support the delivery of evidence based targeted group interventions.

Maintain standards of care to highest level within available resources.

To liaise effectively with the other Response CYP and external CYP teams across Oxfordshire.

Help children and young people to access the right support.

To help with school consultations with regards to Mental Health.

Help facilitate group interventions for young people in schools and community.

Whole school prevention, assemblies, and other interventions as part of the MHST.

Help develop tools and materials to share with young people and schools and the community.

Above all, we are looking for people that share our values, as set out below, and who want to make a real difference to people's lives:

Caring - Our clients are the heart and soul of all that we do, we provide person-centred care that enables them to live a life worth living. We believe that differences should be celebrated, and each client's uniqueness enhances not only our community, but also the support we provide.

Safe - Honest and open relationships help to make all our clients feel safe, and we provide a safe place for recovery for as long as they may require.

Creative - Continuous learning from one another is key. When working with a client at their own pace there are many ways to get creative with how they are supported.

Aspirational - Recovery is focused on what a client can do, not what they can't.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week 9-5 Monday-Friday- flexible working opportunities are available (role dependent).

If this Mental Health Apprentice Youth Support Worker position sounds like the role for you then please click 'Apply' today! We would love to hear from you! Closing date 15/09/2021. This vacancy may be closed early.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our clients. All our roles require an enhanced DBS check, two references from most recent employers and you must have the right to work in the UK

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