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Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Worker: 

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in Northumberland? An exciting opportunity has arisen within a newly developed Health Hub team within Northumberland Adolescent service.   
We are looking for a passionate Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Worker to support young people accessing Northumberland Adolescent Services, with a range of mental health problems and concerns.  
Based in Cramlington but working across Northumberland, you’ll have an important role in supporting young people to live fulfilling lives. You will deliver effective wellbeing interventions to help young people recover and improve their lives.  
Working as part of NAS you will provide professional support, assessment and health interventions, with a focus on improving resilience and emotional health to young people.  
This will include delivering interventions around:   
  • Low mood and anxiety 
  • Self esteem  
  • Self-Harm 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Anger 
  • Improving sleep  
  • Recognising and managing emotions   
  • Confidence building  
You’ll work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team to promote good mental health and recovery, as well and offering training and support to other teams within Northumberland Adolescent Services. You will also need to develop and harness referral pathways between a range of other Mental Health support services including the Crisis Team and CYPS.  
You’ll need:   
  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusting and productive relationships with a range of young people.  
  • the ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team.  
  • a good understanding of mental health issues. 
  • strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to tailor them to a variety of audiences.  
  • the ability to work independently and think quickly in often challenging situations. 
  • the creativity to solve problems and tackle obstacles in new ways. 
  • effective time management skills to juggle competing demands in a busy and sometimes pressured work environment. 
You will require an appropriate Degree (BA or BSc) relevant to child development or health. May include - (BSc Hons) Social Work, (BSc Hons) Nursing, BSc (Honours) Healthcare and Health Science or similar. 
For further information, or an informal chat about the role, please contact: 
Sharron Pearson – 
Darran Hope – 
Closing Date:    Sunday 10th March 2024 
Shortlisting Date:    Tuesday 12th March 2024 
NAS Presentation:    Monday 18th March 2024 at 4.00pm 
Interview Date:    Friday 22nd March 2024 

Should it be necessary for dates and times to be rescheduled we will notify shortlisted candidates as soon as possible. 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· Flexi scheme - up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.

· Car leasing scheme.

Further information:

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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