Care & Social Care
Job Title: CYP Training and Workshop Coordinator (Spot The Signs and Emotional Wellbeing)
Salary Grade: £24,000 - £26,780 per annum
Contracted Hours: 37.5hrs per week (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Contract Length: Fixed Term until 30th June 2023 (with the possibility of extension)
Working Base: To be negotiated (expectation of working in our centres across Hertfordshire and from home)
Reports to: Services Manager – Children and Young People & Other Projects
Flexibility required: Some flexibility of working hours, to include evenings and weekends
Checks made: Enhanced DBS and 2 satisfactory references
Purpose of the Post
Building on the success of the Spot the Signs Children and Young People (CYP) mental health promotion campaign, this post is integral to the continued development of the project. This role will coordinate the development and delivery of the project, taking a strategic lead for the programme and driving targeted health promotion. The post will also support with the delivery of mental health training to the CYP workforce and delivery of workshops to children and young people and parents/carers, alongside the project trainer.
The objectives of the Spot the Signs project are:
- To provide training to professionals working with children and young people on wellbeing, mental health and spotting the signs of suicide risk.
- To provide workshops to CYP and their families with the aim to increase mental health awareness and emotional literacy.
- Promote support for children and young people and how to access this. The project acts as a form of early intervention, promoting positive mental health strategies alongside providing information on local community services.
- Develop and promote support for parents/carers so that they feel more confident in supporting their child with their mental health and wellbeing.
- To link in with existing mental health provision for young people and their families, forming part of a comprehensive network.
Hertfordshire Mind Network embeds a person centred and recovery orientated approach in all aspects of our provision. The Recovery approach includes empathy, warmth, acceptance, authenticity, compassion and humanity.
You will be line managed by a Hertfordshire Mind Network Services Manager but will manage your own workload, prioritising tasks and working on your own initiative.
- Linking with existing providers e.g. CAMHS, the Wellbeing Team, Public Health, School Nursing, and other voluntary agencies that work with schools, to strengthen the consistency of messages/quality assured mental health awareness raising across the system.
- Increase the profile of the project across the county through targeted health promotion activities, particularly among relevant professionals and young people.
- To identify and collaborate with current and potential stakeholders to ensure a multi-agency approach.
- Increase the knowledge of relevant professionals and community members including parents/carers in identifying and addressing the mental health needs of young people.
- To be the lead for providing more targeted prevention work and intensive support post suicide for relevant professionals, particularly those working in an educational environment.
- To work with the Services Manager to develop needs-led training and workshop provision for specific emerging needs within the local CYP population.
- Manage the administrative function of the project including drawing up and distributing promotional materials as necessary.
- To work closely with the marketing team, providing creative and original digital content to benefit the scope and awareness of the project. This will include creating specific content for social media channels.
- To line manage other project staff and volunteers, including the CYP Emotional Wellbeing Trainer (Spot the Signs)
- To share any concerns regarding risk or safeguarding to relevant safeguarding leads.
Provision of Training and Workshops
- To lead on the management of enquiries about training and workshops.
- To lead on the scheduling and booking of training and workshops, ensuring bookings are delivered in a timely manner.
- To support with face to face and digital delivery of existing wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention training packages to Hertfordshire’s CYP workforce, and working with colleagues to develop further training offers where appropriate; including online delivery.
- To support with delivering existing workshop packages to children and young people and parents/carers, aimed at improving their mental wellbeing, challenging stigma and promoting peer support networks.
- To continually develop the project’s training and workshop offer, being responsive to local need.
Evaluation and Monitoring
- Complete regular evaluation to demonstrate the impact of the project’s work on awareness and confidence levels around suicide prevention and CYP mental health.
- Ensure consistent messages and information provision.
- Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
- Keep up to date, concise electronic records of all activity in line with service protocols.
- To develop and manage the project in accordance with any partnership or funding agreements and ensure that service targets are met.
- Complete quarterly reports to depict project performance and areas for development.
- To work some hours outside of normal office hours (including evenings and weekends).
- Carry out every aspect of your duties with due regard to HMN policies and procedures including the Equalities statement.
- Undertake other duties as may be reasonably determined by line management, the CEO or Board of Trustees.