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Mind the Gap Emotional Health Worker


Mind the Gap Emotional Health Worker
Youth Advice Centre (YAC), Crawley, West Sussex
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2021
Part Time - 27 Hours per week
£22,893 per annum (pro-rata)
£16,482 per annum (actual)

An opportunity has arisen to join the Crawley YMCA DLG team, offering emotional health and wellbeing support for Children and Young People aged 11-25. This role will be based in the newly established Crawley YAC (Youth Advice Centre) located at Crawley Foyer; the workload of the role will be split equally between supporting residents in the Foyer and the wider Crawley community.

The post holder will support children and young people through a broad range of evidence-based interventions, implementing a solution-focused model. The post holder will offer preventative work, crisis support and assistance with transitions & onward referrals, linking young people in to a broad range of services and interventions in Crawley.

Applicants must be experienced in working with children and young people and have an excellent knowledge of children and young people’s services in Crawley. Applicants should have training in a wide range of emotional wellbeing interventions or a post-graduate level in counselling or equivalent qualifications.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Elinor Adie on 07884 549 349 or We will not respond to agencies.

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications: Friday 10th February 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Friday 21st February 2020

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or contact HR via or Human Resources, 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE