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We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

 

Mental Health Champions Volunteer Coordinator

YMCA Manchester is looking for committed and experienced Volunteer Counsellors to join a supportive, professional team to support the Mental Health Champions programme in schools and colleges in the Salford area. We are on a mission to support young people to act as champions to support the improvement of the health and wellbeing of themselves and others.

Working hours: To be agreed (Working hours preferably)

Location: Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, M3 4JR with frequent travel across Salford

About the organisation

“Through development of mind, body and spirit, we aim to provide a sense of belonging where people of all ages are inspired to achieve their full potential”

YMCA Manchester has a proud 171-year history in the city. Our youth and community programmes advocate the needs of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals, and we continually pilot new and innovative projects that engage young people and communities in activities and opportunities for personal development. We also operate a sports and fitness centre (The YClub) and a subsidiary company the Castlefield Hotel on the same site in Castlefield.

About Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions is an exciting programme borne out of a national YMCA pilot initiative that supports the improvement of young people’s mental health. The service offers a peer to peer awareness strand, adult education workshops and a counselling service. The service is delivered in schools and community venues and there is a heavy focus on recruiting and supporting young people to become peer educators. We are aiming to equip young people and adults supporting them to improve their own mental health and create a culture within schools, colleges and community settings which promotes positive mental health and wellbeing.

About the role

The post holder will support the work of the Programme Manager in delivering the Mental Health Champions programme. Having piloted the programme on a small scale in 2017 we are delighted to be in a position to launch the programme in full in April 2018 and deliver much needed mental health awareness and management programmes to young people in schools, colleges and youth centres across Salford.

The post holder must operate at all times in accordance with the approved policies and procedures of YMCA Manchester and act in accordance with values and ethos of the organisation as outlined in the Code of Conduct.

 Areas of responsibility will include a range of the following as delegated by the Mental Health Project Manager or Head of Youth and Community Services

  • Communication with staff in schools, colleges and youth groups to deliver the programme in their establishment
  • Recruit and coordinate training for a group of young Mental Health Champion volunteers
  • Coordinate the application of volunteers to meet the project objectives
  • Liaise with schools, colleges and community youth agencies to support the delivery of mental health awareness workshops
  • Delivery of workshops for young people, Mental Health Champions and key adults
  • Administrative tasks to support the running of the programme
  • Work with key adults including teachers, parents and youth workers to increase their knowledge and understanding of young people’s mental health issues through the delivery of workshops

A DBS check is required for this post

Please contact: emma@ymcamanchester.org.uk

Tel: 0161 837 3510

 

Mental Health Champion Volunteer Workshop Facilitator

YMCA Manchester is looking for enthusiastic workshop facilitators to support the Mental Health Champions programme in schools and colleges in the Salford area. We are on a mission to support young people to act as champions to support the improvement of their health and wellbeing.

Working hours: To be agreed (Working hours preferably)

Location: Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, M3 4JR with frequent travel across Salford 

About the role

The post holder will support the work of the Programme Manager in delivering the Mental Health Champions programme. Having piloted the programme on a small scale in 2017 we are delighted to be in a position to launch the programme in full in April 2018 and deliver much needed mental health awareness and management programmes to young people in schools, colleges and youth centres across Salford.

The post holder must operate at all times in accordance with the approved policies and procedures of YMCA Manchester and act in accordance with values and ethos of the organisation as outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Areas of responsibility will include a range of the following as delegated by the Mental Project Manager or Head of Youth and Community Services

  • Communication with staff in schools, colleges and youth groups to deliver the programme in their establishment
  • Knowledge of MH.
  • Delivery of mental health workshops for young people, Mental Health Champions and key adults
  • Administrative tasks to support the running of the programme
  • Work with key adults including teachers, parents and youth workers to increase their knowledge and understanding of young people’s mental health issues through the delivery of workshops

A DBS check is required for this post

Please contact: emma@ymcamanchester.org.uk

Tel: 0161 837 3510