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Young Persons Worker (Youth Offending Team)

Full Time

We Are With You

Young Persons Worker (Youth Offending Team) Liverpool

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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 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. 

This Youth Offending Team worker will be part of Project ADDER in Liverpool, which is being delivered by We Are With You. It will involve delivering one-on-one intervention in YOT and in the community and developing links with our partner agencies. An important part of this role is helping the service to deliver a whole system approach to supporting those with substance misuse issues. The aim of Project ADDER is to reduce offending related to drug use, reduce drug related deaths, and to divert people away from the Criminal Justice System.

As a Young Persons Worker you will be experienced, compassionate, confident, organised, and passionate about working with this young client group.

This is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2023.

Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.

About the job

As a Young Persons Worker, you’ll be supporting a caseload of young people who are experiencing difficulties with substance misuse or their mental health. You’ll work with them to assess their needs, develop care plans, deliver a variety of treatments, and/or refer them to other specialist support when needed.

You’ll also be proactively engaging with young people to provide them with the support, training, education, and the guidance they need to better understand the implications of the situations they may face and the decision they may take.

Designing, developing, and delivering sessions and/or materials that will resonate with young people and clearly communicate important messages to them is absolutely key to this role. You’ll need to understand how to evaluate the effectiveness of these sessions/materials, so you’ll know which has the greatest impact and be able to use your time with young people to its best effect. 

We welcome applications for this Young Persons Worker role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Young Person, Youth Offending Team, NVQ Level 3, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Care Plans, Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Health and Safety, Communication Skills, IT, Liverpool.

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
  • 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 Young Persons 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

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
  • 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 Young Persons Worker role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced level DBS and barred lists check.

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