Surrey County Council
The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This opportunity is offered as a 9 month fixed-term contract or secondment.
Our Hope Service supports some of Surrey's most vulnerable young people. Our team of health, social care and educational professionals work innovatively to deliver essential services to young people aged 11-18 old years with mental health, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, living in Surrey. We are a Centre of Clinical Excellence and have been recently awarded Outstanding by Ofsted.
We are now looking to welcome an Activity Worker to join our team of passionate professional and help us to continue this good work!
As an Activity Worker with Hope you will play a key role in the planning and delivery of therapeutic support and education to the young people who use our services, either through our Day Programme or Outreach in the community. You will be actively involved in both group and individual programmes for our young people and participate in the delivery of multi-agency programmes. Working closely with our young people and their families you will help to empower them by developing problem solving, coping, and social interaction skills, and promoting educational attainment.
You'll be joining a highly motivated and dynamic team that works closely together to create person-centred care plans, activities and interventions which help meet our young people's therapeutic and educational goals – we're looking for a creative thinker who shares our passion and who can engage with our young people. In this role, you'll be supported to deliver the best service that you can and there are opportunities to develop further in your career across our Children and Youth People's Service.
The Hope Service operates from two centres: Epsom, for young people living in the east of Surrey and Guildford, for those living in the west. As an Activity Worker you'll be supporting your colleagues from both areas so you will need to have a valid driving licence and access to a car.
Here are the qualities, skills & experiences we are looking for in our Activity Worker:
A good understanding of the needs of young people with mental health, social, emotional or behavioural difficulties
Experience of working with young people using creative and flexible social skills/educational programmes
Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with young people with complex mental health and social care needs
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th March 2023 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.