This post is funded by The Department of Health & Social Care. 

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (CHILYPEP) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged Children and Young People for almost 23 years. Our work is a combination of youth work approaches and principles, and early intervention and prevention services based on good practice, with young people’s voice at the heart of everything we do. 

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Wellbeing Project Worker. The ideal candidate will need to be a thoughtful and flexible practitioner, placing young people and their welfare at the heart of their practice and have a compassionate, authentic approach. They will have a demonstrable commitment to equality and social justice and be a positive team player willing to share learning and good practice.  

The HOME Wellbeing Project Worker will work with HOME Manager and HOME Project Coordinator to offer work as part of HOME’s Wellbeing Programme which supports the emotional wellbeing of young people, aged between 11 and 25.   The post will work alongside the HOME Delivery team to best support young people engaged with HOME, planning, and delivering group sessions. These sessions will be aimed at supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing through a range of creative approaches and activities. HOME’s weekly programme includes referral only sessions alongside open access drop- in sessions, and the content of the sessions should be adapted to suit the needs of the group and the young people. The right candidate will have the skills to lead the planning and delivery of group work sessions with the support of other staff within the team. 

 Some 121 support for young people will also be required outside the group sessions liaising, signposting, and referring to other services where appropriate.  

 HOME, Barnsley (Help with Our Mental ‘Ealth) provides young people with a safe, inclusive, and creative space which offers early support and intervention for young people’s improved mental health and emotional wellbeing. The Hub has young people’s friendly spaces which provide an informal, calm, and supportive environment from which they can find further help and information.    

 Our work is a combination of youth work approaches and principles, and early intervention and prevention services based on good practice, with young people’s voice at the heart of everything we do.  

 Salary: Chilypep Scale 22: (£28,936.93) to Scale 24: (£30,646.73) as of 01/04/2023. Pro Rata. 

Hours: 30 hours per week funded for 12 months, with a possibility of extension dependent on funding. 

Pension: 8% employer contribution 

Annual Leave and Bank holiday entitlement: 38 days pro rata (including bank holidays)

Benefits:  Access to clinical supervision; BHN Extra’s: cycle to work scheme, bYond prepaid spending card and Extras Discounts. 

Start Date: Immediate start preferable. 

 You must have: 

Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area e.g. youth work, creative therapies, Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner. 

Experience of working with children/young people/young adults/families affected by mental ill health. 

Experience of planning, leading and facilitating group work. 

 You must also be able to demonstrate: 

Understanding of the issues faced by young people/young adults experiencing poor mental health. 

Demonstrable experience of empowerment/ participation/youth work with children and young people. 

Demonstrable experience of supporting young people affected by mental poor health and wellbeing. 

Understanding of Equal Opportunities and Anti Discriminatory Practice 

Competent in the use of a range of engagement tools and mediums including face to face, online and social media platforms. 

Ability to work as part of a team. 

Ability to form positive relationships with children and young people. 

Open to learning. 

Ability to take direction and to work on your own initiative. 

Good verbal and written communication skills. 

Competent in the use of computers and IT and management information systems. 

Be willing to work evenings and weekends. 

Be enthusiastic, self-motivated, with ideas of how-to self-care. 

Be innovative and creative. 

 Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project recognises the requirements of the Equality Act and follows clear equal opportunities policies. We’d love to hear from applicants that from all communities and would welcome applications from young people, Black, Asian or minority ethnic persons, marginalised genders and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation. 

Our priority is to safeguard and protect the Children and Young People we work with, and we operate within strict Safe Recruitment Practices, including a DBS check for all staff and volunteers 

All candidates must have existing permission to work in the UK.  

 During the pandemic Chilypep is operating home working for all staff. We have now moved to a Hybrid model, giving staff flexibility to work from home when appropriate, although we expect that this post will be mainly based in the H.O.M.E. Hub. 

 Closing date for applications:  Friday 10th May, 5pm
Interviews to be held in person on: 4/5th June 

 For a full job description and an application form please download these from our website at:   

 We would prefer potential applicants to use our website to download the application pack, but if this is not possible, please email us at: 

CHILYPEP Job Application Form

Criminal Records Declaration Form

DBS Policy Statement Ex-Offenders

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form – 2023

HOME Wellbeing Project Worker JD & PS 2024