Young People’s Practitioner
Compass REACH – North Yorkshire
Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale area.
Part-time, 18.5 hrs (0.5fte)
£25,000 p.a. pro rata
Do you have the experience and motivation to improve the health, resilience and emotional wellbeing of young people in North Yorkshire in order to help them reach their potential?
We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Young People’s Practitioner to join our team of dedicated professionals as part of a truly innovative, responsive and committed service.
Compass REACH works with children and young people aged 9 – 19 (25 with SEN) who have moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance misuse/alcohol and/or sexual health. We also work with children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.
The service works closely with Compass BUZZ (School Mental Health and Wellbeing Project) as well as other key partner agencies such as specialist CAMHS, Prevention Service and Healthy Child Service (HCS) via co-locations and outreach working.
About the role
As a Young People’s Practitioner you will support the delivery of a range of evidence-based services, aimed at addressing young people’s substance misuse, emotional wellbeing and sexual and mental health. You will co-deliver one-to-one interventions and facilitate appropriate step up referrals into specialist services and/or step down to universal provision.
With a relevant qualification in mental health/working with children and young people, you are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. You will have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, as well as multi-agency and partnership working.
You will need to possess a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including:
Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme
To apply please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal chat about the role contact Lisa Gale, Compass REACH Service Manager on 07917 186229 or at email@example.com
Closing date: Monday 3rd September at 9:00 a.m.
Interviews to be held on 12th September in Northallerton
Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.