Mental Wellbeing Worker

  • Employer Burnley FC in the Community
  • Town / City Burnley
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Position Type Until 31st December 2023 Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 08/07/2022
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Job vacancy: Mental Wellbeing Worker
Remuneration + benefits: £Negotiable

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Contract type: Full time [35 hours per week]

Fixed Term Contract [Until 31st December 2023]

Location: Assigned secondary school in Burnley, Lancashire and Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Closing date: Friday 8th July 2022 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 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 role

We are now looking to recruit to the role of Mental Wellbeing Worker.

The successful applicant will 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’.

Role expectations

Reporting to the Schools Mental Wellbeing Project Manager and assigned line manager at the specific secondary school, the Mental Wellbeing Worker will be expected to:

  • Assess and support students in assigned secondary school who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as mild to moderate symptoms of depression, anxiety and low mood.
  • Work collaboratively with student support services/Pastoral team within the secondary school.
  • Make accurate assessments of the risk students poses to themselves and others.
  • Offer a range of low-intensity, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based interventions that will help students to manage their own recovery.
  • Manage referrals and signposting to other appropriate agencies including statutory services.
  • Devise a shared treatment plan with students that will be delivered via a range of methods including group and one-to-one support.
  • Attend multidisciplinary meetings about referrals or students receiving or requesting treatment.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with schools and primary and secondary care staff, such as general practice staff and mental health workers.
  • Liaise with external agencies including police, local authority, employers and employment support workers.
  • Provide and receive information related to mental health and CBT to individuals or groups of students, relatives, carers, members of the public and professionals.
  • Educate and involve family members and others in your student’s treatment as necessary.
  • Keep accurate records uploading to data analysis software – VIEWs and CPOMS.
  • Ensure the maintenance of standards of practice according to the employer and any regulating bodies and keep up to date on new recommendations/guidelines set out by the department of health (e.g. NHS plan, National Service Framework, National Institute for Clinical Excellence, BACP).
  • Attend relevant conferences/workshops in line with identified professional objectives.
  • To understand and implement the Charity’s Safeguarding policy, procedures, and best practice guidelines in your role. To use this understanding to ensure safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to a safe environment.
  • Ensure the service is delivered and managed in accordance with the charities and secondary school’s safeguarding policies and procedures
  • To be able to work flexible hours where the role of the job requires.
  • To work towards agreed objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Comply with all Charity policies.
  • Promote the Burnley FC in the Community brand and ethos in a professional, strong, and positive manner.
  • Work alongside other team members to support in other areas of the organisation as and when required to promote best practice.
  • Hold a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace and a willingness to undertake all relevant equality and diversity training.
  • Willingness to attend training courses to enhance own professional development.
  • Always demonstrate the Charity’s values.

An ideal candidate will have;


  • Psychology degree, mental health related degree or a degree in a relevant clinical qualification
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of appropriate childcare legislative framework (vulnerable adults and children).
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent IT skills including intermediate abilities in all MS Office programmes.
  • Access to transport for work purposes and to travel to locations throughout the local area.
  • Time management skills to be able to plan and regulate workload including the ability to prioritise demands and thrive under pressure.
  • Strong Safeguarding knowledge and an ability to recognise safeguarding concerns.


  • Training in other psychological therapies.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid.
  • Experience of partnership working in a multi-agency setting.
  • Experience of working in Primary Care Services.
  • Worked in a service where agreed targets are in place demonstrating clinical outcomes.
  • Fluent in language(s) other than English.
  • Membership of Professional Bodies i.e. HCPC, BACP AND BPS.
  • Representation and advocacy skills/experience

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on the BFC in the Community website (alternative format available upon request). BFCitC 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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