As a Whole School Approach Project Worker (Dual Role) you will provide person-centred mental health support to the young people (aged 10-18) of primary and secondary schools in Newport.
Newport Mind is a mental health organisation based in the city of Newport (Casnewydd) in South Wales, UK. We are part of Local Mind Associations in England and Wales.
We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
We work for the better mental health of people in Newport by providing a range of services.
About the Whole School Approach (WSA) Project:
The WSA Project provides person-centred mental health support services to young people (aged 10-18) and the wider stakeholders of primary, secondary and alternative education provisions across Newport. This is achieved through the delivery of focused and school-wide interventions to young people, with the possibility of further intervention delivery for staff, parents and carers, depending on the needs identified by individual schools.
This role involves a 1 day commitment to a school that has specifically commissioned a schools-based project worker from Newport Mind, and 2.5 days of delivery to the wider school communities of Newport.
This role has the following aims:
- To respond to the increasing mental health difficulties that young people are experiencing due of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- To improve the overall mental health and wellbeing of young people, and the wider school community
- To increase knowledge of mental health and wellbeing and improve mental and emotional resilience, for young people and their communities.
- To increase the number of young people managing their mental health without being referred to specialist higher tier services.
This will be achieved through the delivery of focused and school-wide interventions to young people, with the possibility of intervention delivery for the wider school community (including staff, parents and carers) depending on the needs identified by individual schools. This role is part school-based and part work from home with school outreach.
Contract: 26 Hours (0.7) – Fixed Term until 22nd of July 2023
Interviews to be held on 23rd and 24th August 2022
For further information and to apply please download the Job Description and Application Form below. Alternatively please visit our website at newportmind.org/vacancies
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Applications by CV will NOT be accepted.
Closing Date: 17 August at 10am