Young Person’s Mental Health Listening Service Project Worker

Job Title: Young Persons Mental Health Listening Service Worker
Reports to: CEO
Location: Bolton (Farnworth & South East Bolton primarily)

Job Roles

Listening Service Worker x2
15hrs per week, over 5 days (minimum of 3 evenings a week, one of which must be Monday evening)

Starting Salary:
£9.23 Per Hour (Equivalent to £7,200.00 per Annum)

About the role

To provide a 1:1 Listening Service focussed on low level Mental Health for young people aged between 10 and 18. You will engage with young people, parents, carers, and other professionals on a regular basis to ensure a dynamic and flexible approach is taken to providing and securing the best support possible for vulnerable young people. You will work collaboratively with other members of the Healthy Minds team and Youth Team, to maintain a joined-up approach to delivery, with relevant signposting taking place across all of Zac’s provision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide 1 to 1 listening service to young people.
• To adopt a person-centred approach to supporting young people to develop self-help skills and provide information, advice and guidance
• To produce and maintain accurate records of 1:1 meeting’s
• Contribute to the performance monitoring of the programme as required
• Build and maintain relationships with partners and other professional bodies
• To fully adhere to Safeguarding and confidentiality policies and procedures
• To facilitate and support on group peer support sessions on a rota basis.
• To work alongside the youth team to deliver a joined-up youth service
• Support collaborative working with the CAMHS service and the wider health and social care workforce to ensure access to the right service at the right time for children and young people

Additional Duties:

• Attend team meetings
• Represent Zac’s at professional care meetings as required
• Update Social Media as required
• Adhere to all COVID-19 policies and procedures

*This is not a full and comprehensive list of duties but is designed to give an idea of the day to day demands of the role. Other tasks will be required to be completed as and when necessary.

Person Specification

This post requires working some weekend and unsocial hours. It is subject to enhanced checks by the Disclosure & Baring Service (DBS)

Essential Criteria
• Psychology or other Mental Health / Youth related qualification (minimum Level 3) or equivalent experience
• Experience of supporting children and young people with their emotional health and well-being in a therapeutic setting
• Experience of adopting evidence-based interventions to support children and young people to improve their emotional health and well being
• Up to date knowledge and application of safeguarding and identifying potential risk
• Strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives,
• Ability to respect, and work within the Christian ethos of the organisation
• Full driving licence (mobile LS worker)

Desirable Criteria
• Flexible approach to working, able to adapt to changing landscape
• Capacity to engage with people from various sectors, cultures and traditions
• Qualified in First Aid
• Able to promote the Christian ethos of the organisation

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for any of the roles and you feel you have the suitable skills, knowledge and experience to really make a difference in the lives of the young people of Bolton then please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 A4 pages outlining how you meet the job criteria and which roles you wish to apply for.

Please send your full application to

Please note that due to the expected high interest in these roles, we will only be able to reply to those individuals who are shortlisted for interview.

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