Service Coordinator Job at Action for Children – in Derby
Salary: Circa £32,000 per annum
Contract/Hours: Full-Time (working 37 hours a week) on a fixed term contract until 31st December 2022 – generally Monday to Friday 9-5 but some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the service.
Location: Derby, Derbyshire
Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.
Closing Date: Midnight on 28th February 2022 – if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised.
We’re thrilled that you’re considering a career with Action for Children so here’s what you need to know….
At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.
About the Role:
Action for Children have been commissioned by Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group to continue the delivery of 6 Mental Health Support Teams across 6 Centres of Excellence until December 2022.
Mental Health Support Teams will provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support to children and young people and their families and carers through schools in the Centre of Excellence areas. Each Mental Health Support Team will support several schools and colleges, covering a population of around 8000 children and young people.
We are looking for a Service Co-ordinator to join our Changing Lives Mental Health Support Team in the Kings Mead School in Derby. As a Service Coordinator will be responsible for a MHST, work closely with the schools in that area and with a range of other professionals to ensure the children and young people you support develop to their full potential. We will actively support you in your role and provide you with training, development and supervision required for the role.
As a Service Coordinator, you’ll be:
Developing, implementing, and monitoring the delivery of an Emotional Well Being plan that meets the needs of CYP in the area.
Managing a team of Education Mental Health Practitioners alongside the Clinical Supervisor and hold the highest aspirations for children and young people.
Liaising closely with other Co-ordinators to ensure compliance and excellence
Working closely with the Changing Lives Childrens Service Manager, Derby University, Derby and Derbyshire Council’s Mental Health leads and the Centre of Excellence lead to ensure the service is delivered according to contract requirements and the individual needs of children and young people it supports.
What You’ll Bring:
Our job description for the Service Coordinator outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves’ are:
Experience in a leadership role within services working with children, young people and families.
Experience of working with children, young people and families in a school and/or mental health setting.
Experience of supervising staff who are carrying out direct work with children and families.
Previous exposure of delivering targeted early interventions to children and young people.
A proven record of working collaboratively with others and responding to safeguarding concerns.
Experience of liaising with parents and other professionals regarding children and young people.
Experience of representing the organisation at external events.
Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we’d love to hear from you.
We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.
We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.
We can’t wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.
Application Process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration. Top Tip… Refer to the job description when writing your Supporting Statement.
Talent Pool: We’d like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up but do let us know if you’d rather we didn’t.
Contact: Emma Goodwin on 01923 361725 who will be happy to support with your application.
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Company: Action for Children –
Company Location: Derby