This post is funded by Sheffield City Council Public Health

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (Chilypep) is a registered charity that has worked with disadvantaged children and young people for over 18 years.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced project worker to join our team to deliver My Mind, My Life, a personal health budget project.

  • Salary: NJC Scale Point 22 to Point 24: £27,041 to £28,672 pro rata 
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Pension: 8% employer contribution
  • Annual Leave and Bank holiday entitlement: 38 days pro rata
  • Access to clinical supervision
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • End Date: 31st March 2022 – possible extension year on year dependent on contract review


Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding and skills in youth work principles and practice
  • Experience of working with children/young people/young adults/families affected by mental ill health, particularly those who are looked after 
  • Understanding of the issues and barriers faced by young people/young adults experiencing poor mental health, particularly those who are looked after 
  • Experience of planning, organising, and delivering evidence-based, person-centered, goal and outcome focused 1-1 support
  • Knowledge and understanding of personal health budgets or social prescribing
  • Understanding of and ability to work with and navigate the complex systems, structures and organisations that impact on young people’s lives
  • Experience of networking and developing positive partnerships with a range of providers and organisations 
  • Competent in the use of a range of engagement tools and mediums including face to face, online and social media platforms
  • A mental health, youth work, community work, social work or social care qualification minimum level 4, and 2 years (paid or voluntary) experience of participation work with young people/young adults   
  • Existing permission to work in the UK.


Closing date for applications: Monday 20th September 9am          
Interviews to be held on: Week commencing Monday 27th September   

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


Chilypep recognises the requirements of the Equality Act and follows clear equal opportunities policies. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our priority is to safeguard and protect the children, young people and communities we work with, and we operate within strict safe recruitment practices, including a DBS check for all staff and volunteers.

Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (Chilypep)
30 hours per week
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2021
£27,041 to £28,672 pro rata