Healthy Mind Youth Worker

6 days left

Coventry, Based with Primary Mental Health Team
£25313 - £27202
13 Oct 2021
27 Oct 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Job Type
Youth work
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best outcomes.  Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together. 

Children’s Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain at the heart of all it does.  We will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support and high challenge.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

We are recruiting two skilled locally qualified Youth Workers to work with children and young people to help improve their mental wellbeing. You will be working with young people as individuals and group work setting and therefore need to be skilled in both of these approaches. You will therefore need to be able to deliver interventions to the young people to support their mental wellbeing.

You will be required to have some working knowledge and be able to provide advice and guidance to young people in the area of mental health and youth culture.

The Youth Workers will also lead on participation work with both young people and parents to ensure co-production across the MHSTs within Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Youth Workers will engage those children and young people who are perceived to be ‘hard to reach’ and provide them with the tools, experience and confidence to inform service design and delivery. Children and young people will be involved in the recruitment process, service design, governance, planning and evaluation of the MHST project.

The scope of the post will also involve work with the Mental Health for Education Network and the opportunity to work with those setting and pupils to ensure they get the service they need.

Both posts are 12 months fixed contract posts one based in Coventry and Warwickshire area.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Hold a level 3 Locally qualified Youth Worker
  • Experience of group work and work with individuals
  • Experience of working with young people around wellbeing
  • Experience of working with young people consultation work

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interview date:  Week Commencing 1st November 2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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