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    Sessional Assistant Project Facilitation Assistant / Assistant Psychologist

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    Job Title: Sessional Assistant Project Facilitation Assistant / Assistant Psychologist

    Contract: Fixed Term until September 2021

    Band: Equivalent to NHS Band 4

    Salary: London Living Wage (currently £10.85 hourly)

    Hours per week: Variable between 5-10 hours per week, depending project needs.

    For session delivery must be available to work Tuesday 4.00pm -7.15 pm and Thursday 4.45pm – 6.15 pm.

    Location: London Community Boxing, Southwark SE15 4RF, with some travel / home working required.

    Closing date: Monday 4 January (5.00 pm)

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a sessional Project Facilitation Assistant or Assistant Psychologist to work within CONNECT, an innovative partnership project between London Community Boxing, In Your Corner and Southwark Children’s Services.

    In Your Corner is an award-winning social enterprise that uses non-contact boxing to improve emotional wellbeing in socially excluded young people. We work with groups of young people with multiple social and psychological needs and flexibly deliver psychological intervention alongside boxing skills work in community settings.  London Community Boxing (LCB) is a charity founded on a passionate belief in the power of sport as a pathway to individual and community development.

    The Project Facilitation Assistant / Assistant Psychologist will work directly with young people (aged 12-18) as part of a team delivering psychologically informed group intervention in the boxing gym. They will also work independently according to agreed plans to offer individual assessment and follow up appointments with group participants and to support engagement in project activities.

    We are looking to recruit someone with a proven track record of engaging young people, who is highly motivated, with a passion for working flexibly and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The role includes direct delivery of boxing and fitness activities in the gym. A background in sports coaching or participation is essential, and boxing skills are an advantage.

    This opportunity is a fantastic fit for a youth worker who is interested in developing their skills in working with emotional wellbeing, or a graduate who is wishing to pursue a post graduate training in Clinical Psychology or in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. We are committed to the professional development of staff in assistant roles, and support post holders to develop their skills in the role to strengthen their applications to post graduate training.

    A willingness and ability to work flexibly on a sessional basis to support the project is key. This involves early evening sessions during term time when our groups are held (see times listed above) and with additional activities and appointments that may be completed more flexibly across the week. Candidates must be available to deliver sessions at the listed times.

    We offer a stimulating and highly supportive working environment and welcome applicants who can make a positive contribution to our multiagency team. The post holder will be employed by London Community Boxing on a fixed-term sessional basis and will be directly supervised by a Clinical Psychologist.

    LCB recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates, as people from BAME backgrounds are currently underrepresented in mental health roles.

    All positions within London Community Boxing are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and require all staff to share this commitment.

    Please see the job description and person specification.  Please apply using the application form and email this to info@inyourcorner.ukto apply.  Please note you can apply to be considered for this role as either a Project Facilitation Assistant, or an Assistant Psychologist, depending on your skills and experience.  Please state clearly on your application which role you would like to be considered for.

    All correspondence including invitation to interview will be done via email.  If you do not hear back from us within 10 working days of your application being submitted, then unfortunately you have not been successful in being shortlisted on this occasion.

    If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Dr Kathy Adcock, Clinical Psychologist at kathy@inyourcorner.uk

    5 months ago


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