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Young Persons Worker – Multiple Positions

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We Are With You

Young Persons Worker – Multiple Positions Faversham

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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 job could be exactly what you’re looking for….

Our young persons teams offer vital support, training and educating 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. 

We currently have a variety of job openings involving working one to one with young people delivering a range of harm reduction interventions to young people in relation to drugs and alcohol.

You will work closely with external agencies and families to help our young people achieve the best outcomes. As a young person’s worker you would carry and manage a caseload of young people, engaging with them in one to one sessions out in the community whether that be in school, at their home or in community buildings.

Each worker has a designated area of work within Kent (specific areas to be discussed at interview). Please ignore the “Faversham” reference in the advert, this is for internal purposes only. You will be supported with case management through line management, clinical supervision and group reflective practice sessions in addition to team meetings and practice development days.

We offer training to new staff and ongoing opportunities for learning and development, so if you love working with young people and are keen to become experienced and knowledgeable in the field of drug and alcohol harm reduction, this could be the role for you.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and preferably experience of working with young people, particularly in a one to one setting. We welcome all applicants who fit the criteria above including those with lived experience, other relevant experience and university leavers. Possession of a car and a full driving licence is essential for this role.

Please include a written explanation of what makes you suitable for this role and why you would like to work with us taking into consideration the information above.

About the job

We Are With You in Kent for Young People is the commissioned provider of substance use support for young people aged between 10-24 years old.

We offer a range of free and confidential services to young people, professionals and their families.

As a service we offer both short term and long term one to one work with young people and a range of group work options.

All interventions stem from the service’s ethos of providing accurate, individualised and non-judgemental support and guidance.

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Please note the following positions are available:
2x Permanent Posts
2X Fixed Term Posts

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 acheive this within 12 months
  • training in Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • a successful track record of therapeutic work with young people in groups and 1:1 settings
  • experience of assessing risks, devising care plans and delivering evidence based interventions
  • knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting young people and experience of supporting them in relation to their mental health or substance misuse
  • knowledge and understanding of health & safety, including assessing and managing high risk situations for service users
  • up to date, detailed knowledge of child and adolescent development, mental wellbeing and self-harming behaviours
  • excellent relationship building skills with a range of people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • the ability to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, sharing your skills knowledge and experience
  • good organisational skills to be able to manage your time effectively, prioritising your work and being able to cope with the pressure of competing demands  
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including engaging delivery of presentations
  • the ability to record and maintain accurate case details and in a timely manner
  • effective IT skills, able to use different packages and digital media

This 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

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 acheive this within 12 months
  • training in Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • a successful track record of therapeutic work with young people in groups and 1:1 settings
  • experience of assessing risks, devising care plans and delivering evidence based interventions
  • knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting young people and experience of supporting them in relation to their mental health or substance misuse
  • knowledge and understanding of health & safety, including assessing and managing high risk situations for service users
  • up to date, detailed knowledge of child and adolescent development, mental wellbeing and self-harming behaviours
  • excellent relationship building skills with a range of people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • the ability to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, sharing your skills knowledge and experience
  • good organisational skills to be able to manage your time effectively, prioritising your work and being able to cope with the pressure of competing demands  
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including engaging delivery of presentations
  • the ability to record and maintain accurate case details and in a timely manner
  • effective IT skills, able to use different packages and digital media

This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced level DBS and barred lists check.

COVID-19 Young Persons Worker – Multiple Positions Faversham

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