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  • Ref no: EAL04944
  • Published: 31/7/2020
  • Closes: 16/8/2020
  • Location: Various Locations In East Lothian, EH41 3HA
  • Salary: £25,640.00 - £28,012.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

6 positions available across ELC's 6 school clusters
Posts are temporary for 24 months
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00
To start asap

The East Lothian Wellbeing Academy will be a joint project delivered collaboratively between the East Lothian Educational Psychology Service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service. The aim of the project is to improve school based capacity to deliver evidence based preventative supports and early intervention in relation to emotional health and wellbeing. The project will be delivered by a team of 6 Mental Health Youth Workers (MHYW) deployed across each associated school group. The role of the MHYW will be to:  

  • To raise awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing within the associated schools group;
  • To build capacity in pupils and staff to manage mental health and wellbeing;
  • To coordinate and signpost pupil access to both universal and targeted support;
  • To deliver targeted interventions to pupils requiring additional support.

Would you like to be part of this innovative project?

We are looking for someone who has the passion and commitment to drive forward improvements in the way we support mental health and wellbeing in our children and young people. You will need the skills and experience to work with others to raise awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing and the importance of prevention and early intervention. You should be able to coordinate and provide opportunities for professional development and have the skills to work with others to deliver 1:1 and group interventions (such as LIAM, guided self help, raising teens with confidence).

You must be educated to HNC/SVQ Level 3 in Community Education/Mental Health or hold a recognised Youth Work qualification at this level with previous experience of working with children & young people including collaborative working with parents, schools and other professionals.

It is proposed that one post will be based in each of the 6 secondary schools and line managed by the Principal Education Psychologists.

Further information regarding these posts can be found on the job outline.

Job Details

To raise awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing within the associated schools group by building capacity in pupils and staff to manage mental health and wellbeing by coordinating and signposting pupil access to both universal and targeted support and contributing to the delivery of targeted interventions to pupils requiring additional support.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
The Jobholder must be educated to HNC/SVQ Level 3 in Community Education/Mental Health or hold a recognised Youth Work qualification at this level with previous experience of working with children & young people including collaborative working with parents, schools and other professionals.

In order to be fully competent in the role s/he will have to undertake in house training covering the following subject areas: Introduction to Nurture; Positive Relationships for Learning and Behavior ; Building Resilience; Understanding and meeting needs associated with attachment difficulties; Solution Focused Conversations; Guided Self Help; Low Intensity Anxiety Management (LIAM); Recording and evaluation; Confidentiality and our own wellbeing & Bereavement and loss.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please note: we do not accept CV's. There is no function to allow you to upload a CV to MyJobScotland and we do not accept CV's by post or email. All our vacancies must be applied for by completing the on-line application form.

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