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Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker

Full Time

We Are With You

Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker Liskeard

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Do you have a great rapport with young people? Are you passionate about educating and supporting them to navigate their way through the many issues they face today?

If so, this Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker job could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Our Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker teams offer vital support, training, and education to young people in their locality. They work with other agencies and professionals to safeguard their young clients, working with their families too where appropriate.

The work can be challenging but it’s always rewarding and at With You, you’ll be part of an amazing team making a real difference to people’s lives. 

About the job

YZUP (We Are With You) is the commissioned young person’s substance misuse service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The service works with children and young people aged 11 to 18 and delivers a range of education and training programmes for children and young people and professionals.

We also provide one-to-one treatment for young people experiencing problematic substance misuse, and intervention/support for those children affected by familial substance misuse.

All aspects of the service are free at the point of delivery and consists of prevention, treatment, and criminal justice interventions.

We have one vacancy for a Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker, covering the North and East of the county (Bude, Saltash, Torpoint, Liskeard, Bodmin and Launceston). You will be based in Liskeard.

The role of the worker is to screen and assess referrals that come into the service, and then co-produce a care plan with the young person, to be worked on through their treatment journey.

Our treatment model is developmentally informed and uses the stages of adolescent development to underpin the range of psychosocial interventions the worker offers to the young person.

We welcome applications for this Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Youth Worker, Safeguarding, Substance Misuse, Support, Mental Health, Child Protection, OCN, NVQ.

Info

Salary £24,442.
This is a fixed-term contract with an expected end date of 31st October 2023.

Essential Skills

To be able to do this job successfully, you will have:

  • An OCN/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or be willing and able to achieve this within 12 months
  • Evidence of training in child protection and safeguarding
  • A successful track record of therapeutic work with young people in groups and 1:1 settings
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting young people in relation to mental health or substance misuse
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety, including assessing and managing high-risk situations for service users
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting young people such as substance misuse, mental and physical health, and emotional wellbeing
  • Proven ability to carry out comprehensive assessments, assess risk, devise care plans, and deliver evidence-based interventions
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • IT skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and digital media
  • Able to visit other locations from time to time in order to deliver the services required

This Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced level DBS and barred lists check.

Desired Skills

While they are not essential, the following would be an advantage to candidates:

  • A qualification in substance misuse, mental health, psychology, nursing, or youth work
  • Experience of working within children’s social care
  • Knowledge of parenting skills and issues
  • Screen and assess young people
  • Co-produce the treatment care plan with the young person and review goal setting regularly
  • Deliver a range of psycho-social interventions such as harm reduction information, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, CBT-based interventions etc
  • Complete case management information/data and outcome monitoring
  • Represent YZUP at multi-agency community meetings in the Truro area.
  • Be part of a multi-agency safeguarding team around the child and attend any relevant planning meetings
  • Experienced youth worker but who has additional knowledge of substance misuse/mental health issues affecting young people

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

 

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

To be able to do this job successfully, you will have:

  • An OCN/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or be willing and able to achieve this within 12 months
  • Evidence of training in child protection and safeguarding
  • A successful track record of therapeutic work with young people in groups and 1:1 settings
  • Demonstrable experience of supporting young people in relation to mental health or substance misuse
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety, including assessing and managing high-risk situations for service users
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting young people such as substance misuse, mental and physical health, and emotional wellbeing
  • Proven ability to carry out comprehensive assessments, assess risk, devise care plans, and deliver evidence-based interventions
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • IT skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and digital media
  • Able to visit other locations from time to time in order to deliver the services required

This Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced level DBS and barred lists check.

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