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Education and Wellbeing Specialist Oldham, Rochdale and Bury

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23,594.00 - 24,544.00  per year




Rochdale UK


Full time

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Aug 10, 2017

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Role Specification Education & Wellbeing Specialist Post: Education and Wellbeing SpecialistRef:As AdvertReports to:          Education & Wellbeing CoordinatorLocation:         As AdvertHours:          As Advert This role specification covers a number of points on Brook?s pay scale, depending on the requirements of the local contract. Some aspects of the role are only performed in certain services.  Overall Purpose of the roleTo develop and deliver Brook?s Education and Wellbeing work with young people in a variety of settings, ensuring effective delivery against commissioned contracts as well as programmes that generate additional income for Brook. Higher graded roles will facilitate training for adults, parents and carers and may be required to liaise with Social Care and Police, work within multi agency teams and coordinate Safeguarding concerns and referrals.   Key responsibilitiesCreate an empowering, non-judgemental, positive and welcoming atmosphere within Brook Education, emphasising self-determination and assisting young people to make plans and decisions and to accept responsibilityEmpower and encourage all young people to access Brook programmes with particular emphasis on ?at risk? groups as defined by the organisationDeliver tailored educational programmes for high-risk groups, universal groups or individuals that will enhance their self-esteem and reduce risk-taking behavioursAssist in the development, delivery and evaluation of training programmes and support other professionals involved with young people to help develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in the effective delivery of Sex and Relationships EducationUndertake initial consultations with clients including a social and lifestyle history, using the Fraser guidelines and Brook?s Client Core RecordUndertake brief interventions during client consultations through Brook?s Health and Wellbeing agenda, promoting Brook?s holistic approach that sees the individual?s health and wellbeing, emotional, physical, sexual, mental and social needs are met in accordance with the IMB FrameworkWork within Brook?s internal pathways to refer clients to the appropriate professional team member or external serviceWork within national, professional guidelines and Brook?s Protecting Young People (PYPP) policy where there are safeguarding issues with clients, and refer to the Designated Safeguarding teams in accordance with Brook?s Safeguarding referral pathwayWhere appropriate, work within  Multi Agency Teams to assist social workers and the Police to fulfil their statutory obligations to children in need of help or protectionMonitor and evaluate work as required, keeping secure written and statistical records of work undertaken and providing reports as requiredRepresent Brook Education and Wellbeing at events, conferences, meetings etc.Achieve volume, activity and income targets as agreed with the Education and Wellbeing CoordinatorPromote awareness of the services offered by Brook, among vulnerable and disengaged young people (particularly under-represented or marginalised groups and those who work with them)To establish and maintain rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, parents, carers and other professionals whilst providing ?persistent and challenging support? To ensure a healthy and safe working environment for clients and other staff whether in an office, education and training venue or outreach environmentNB:  This job description identifies the key responsibilities and requirements.  It is not an exhaustive list of tasks that need to be completed.  Brook reserves the right to amend the job description as the role develops with the organisation.          Education and Wellbeing Specialist v 3 _April 20171               All roles will develop and Brook may change the role scope in consultation with the post holderPerson Specification Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate they meet the following criteria. All applicants will be expected to meet the criteria in the left column. For higher pay points, some additional criteria are included in the appropriate column. Pay points 10 ? 13 and 14 ? 15 Pay points 16 ? 17Pay points 18 ? 19 ExperienceDemonstrable experience of working with groups of vulnerable young peopleSignificant demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable young people, including those identified as high riskExperience of the issues affecting young people, particularly vulnerable or excluded groupsHas experience of the issues affecting young people, including young men and other hard to reach and excluded groupsSkills and Abilities Excellent communication skills, especially with young people and excluded groups Ability to network and build sustainable working partnerships with other agencies and key stakeholdersAbility to organise own workload and work without direct supervision  Able to apply significant discretion to work within a set of defined parameters, with the responsibility for interpreting policies in relation to a defined caseload or specific locality within a communityKnowledge Understands the importance of maintaining Brook?s confidentiality policy for young people and the legal provisions in the Data Protection ActHas knowledge of social and situational factors influencing young people?s sexual health and wellbeingKnowledge and understanding of the law, guidance and safeguarding issues relating to advice and treatment offered to under-16sUnderstands the principles of  equality and diversity   Education and trainingEducated to GCSE level (minimum 5 passes) or equivalentHas a ?train the trainer? qualification with evidence of experience in face to face professional deliveryA relevant professional qualification e.g. degree or diploma or equivalentOther requirementsCommitted to working in an anti-oppressive way and striving to create equal opportunities for young peopleMaintains strict confidentiality concerning all Brook mattersAbility to be flexible in terms of working hours, including occasional evening and weekend workingDesirable criteria(These will only be used for shortlisting if a large number of candidates meet the essential criteria above)Experience of leading programmes of work for young people, including planning, implementation and evaluation  Experience of developing and managing projects, including planning, implementation and evaluationExperience of delivering against volume, quality and income generation targets on behalf of an organisation and can provide evidence of success Holds a current driving licence and has use of own vehicle (work related mileage will be paid if authorised) Experience of co-ordinating and supporting volunteers Education and Wellbeing Specialist v 3 _April 2017                                                                                                    1              All roles will develop and Brook may change the role scope in consultation with the post holder

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