XenZone are pioneers of online counselling in the UK and our vision is to lead the way in using digital technology to remove barriers to achieving emotional and mental health. We are working with over 50 + commissioners, CCGs, mental health trusts and charities to ensure it’s easy and safe for all generations to access the best emotional and mental health services as and when they need.
Since being founded in 2001 we have helped over 95,000 young people and adults through our online support platforms, Kooth, for children and young people, and Qwell, for adults. Our team of counsellors, support workers and therapists are professionally qualified and operate under close clinical supervision to deliver the highest quality service to our users.
We are seeking to employ an Integration and Participation worker, who will work with children, young people, professionals and stakeholders, for 60 hours per month on a flexible basis, with a requirement to attend school assemblies. The successful candidates will deliver presentations, training sessions and group work to small and large audiences, working effectively in networks and with partners to ensure that our Kooth service is promoted and embedded as part of local pathways and integrated services.
Job Summary: To ensure that the Kooth service is fully integrated into our clients settings and that the needs of local young people are being met by the service in Buckinghamshire. The post requires extensive travel.
To deliver promotional presentations and informative training on the Kooth service to small groups and large audiences including: young people, professionals and other stakeholders.
To develop and deliver the Kooth Ambassador programme including workshops with young people who want to become ambassadors
To take the lead for integration planning and activity within the area, encouraging young people to participate in the design and development of Kooth services through collating feedback and facilitating focus groups
To deliver issue-based training programmes and resilience programmes in schools to teachers and young people around mental health and emotional wellbeing, safeguarding wherever necessary
To develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders and services that have contact with young people to ensure awareness of service, engagement of target groups, and establish pathways into other services
Attending local network and partnership meetings, giving feedback on how the Kooth service is operating, understanding local issues and agendas regarding the needs of young people and our commissioners, and ensuring that what we are delivering is effective and relevant
To be aware and knowledgeable of the contracts which exist in each area of the country and be able to assist the managing director and counselling service manager in contract compliance and to assist in providing information for Commissioners in all areas.
To undertake any requests made by the XenZone Management Team which are relevant to the post of Integration and Participation Workers
Essential candidate criteria
A relevant professional qualification in youth work, teaching, mental health, counselling, or psychotherapy
Experience working with young people (11-25) in face to face settings
Evidence of your capability to deliver group work, presentations and training to different types and sizes of audiences
Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development, the issues and inequalities they face, and a commitment to improving their emotional well-being
Ability to positively, proactively, and professionally communicate and engage with a variety of people in different settings
The post requires travel predominately across Buckinghamshire with occasional travel to head offices in London and Manchester.
The above position is subject to a successful Disclosure and Barring Service check.
In return we offer a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of innovative counselling services within a highly supportive and highly experienced peer group, where you will have the opportunity to embed mental health services in your community. Along with a competitive salary starting at £25,000 p.a.(pro rata) 36 days (pro rata) annual leave entitlement (includes bank holidays) and a company health care plan, you will benefit from a proactive commitment to continued learning through extensive training and development programmes.
To apply, please go to https://xenzone.com/careers/