Mental Wellbeing Worker x2

  • Employer Burnley FC in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £22500 per annum
  • Position Type Role 1: 35 hours per week Monday to Friday but must include school hours. Fixed term contract until 31st December 2023 with the potential to extend. Role 2: 35 hours per week Monday to Friday but must include school hours. Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 with the potential to extend. Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 28/09/2021
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Job vacancies: Mental Wellbeing Worker (MWW)
Remuneration + benefits: ·         £22,500 per annum

·         28 days holidays per year (including bank holidays)

·         Long service holidays

·         Free parking

·         Subsidised gym membership

Contract type: ·         Role 1:  35 hours per week Monday to Friday but must include school hours. Fixed term contract until 31st December 2023 with the potential to extend.

·         Role 2:  35 hours per week Monday to Friday but must include school hours. Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 with the potential to extend.

Location: Assigned secondary school in Burnley or Pendle, Lancashire and Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Closing date: 28th September 2021 at 9am. Should an adequate number of applications be received prior to the closing date, Burnley FC reserve right to remove this advert.


About us

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley Football Club.

We work hard every day to deliver our mission to inspire, support and deliver change to communities across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, the Ribble Valley and West Yorkshire.

We work with over 70 local, regional and national partners in four key areas: Football Development, Education and Employability, Community Welfare and Inclusion and Community Facilities. Our highly skilled, dynamic and passionate team now deliver over 50 community projects that touch the lives of a huge spectrum of people in and around Burnley. From children and young people right through to senior citizens.

We believe in the immense power of our football club to transform people’s lives for the better. We believe Burnley and Pendle is a special place – a home to extraordinary people like you. Come and be part of our story!

The project

Our successful Mental Wellbeing Project is a unique funded project that is being delivered in high schools within Burnley and Pendle.

Supported by the Premier League Charitable Fund, the Professional Footballers’ Association, Burnley Borough Council and all the Schools involved, the aim of the project is to support young people with their mental wellbeing by having a full time BFCitC Mental Wellbeing Worker (MWW) in each of the assigned schools.

The MWW support students identified as needing help with their mental wellbeing, by offering a range of interventions in both one-to-one and group settings. The MWWs also help raise awareness of mental health within their respective schools, educating parents, students and teachers alike to make the school ‘a mentally healthy school’.

The person

Due to the success of the project we are now looking for two MWW’s.

The Mental Wellbeing Worker will be expected to:

  • Work collaboratively with student support services including Pastoral team, school counsellors and school nurses within respective secondary school.
  • Assess and support students in assigned secondary school who are experiencing common mental health problems such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and low mood.
  • Make accurate assessments of the risk students poses to themselves and others and report as necessary.
  • Manage referrals and identify when further targeted or clinical support might be needed and work within the school’s referral pathway to signpost students as required.
  • Devise a personal plan with students that will be delivered via a range of methods including group and one-to-one support.
  • Offer a range of low-intensity interventions that will help students to manage their own mental wellbeing in both a 1-2-1 and group environment.
  • Ensure child protection procedures are followed and that the safeguarding of young people is paramount in a complex multi-agency environment.
  • Attend multidisciplinary meetings within school about referrals or students receiving or requesting support from the project.
  • Ensure the service is delivered and managed in accordance with the charity’s and secondary school’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong and positive manner.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.

An ideal candidate will have;

  • Psychology degree, mental health degree or a degree in a relevant clinical qualification.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience in working with young people who are experiencing common mental health problems.
  • Experience in providing one-to-one mental health support to young people and families.
  • Skills to offer a range of low intensity, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based interventions suitable for young people.
  • Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships with students.
  • Knowledge of appropriate childcare legislative framework (vulnerable adults and children).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A friendly, positive ‘can do’ and courteous attitude.

Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on Burnley FC in the Community website – Careers and Opportunities. Burnley FC in the Community no longer accept CV’s.

Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS) which will be paid for by the employer.

*Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interview will be notified.


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