Warwickshire Children and Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service
Salary range: £17,245 to £20,603 per annum
Job reference – 038.18
Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Warwickshire Service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker within Warwickshire Children and Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service.
Recently recommissioned by Public Health Warwickshire, Compass provides countywide support for children and young adults up to the age of 25 who are at an increased vulnerability to misusing substances or who are/have been affected by another’s substance use within Warwickshire. This includes young people who have been identified as vulnerable to developing problematic substance use or dependency and associated risk taking behaviours. We directly work with ‘at risk’ and priority groups of children and young people (e.g. CLA, young carers, NEET, truants/excludees, children affected by parental substance misuse, mental health and domestic violence and abuse).
The service provides a highly innovative approach delivering a range of interventions to children and young people. The new structure provides for several new posts including a Health and Wellbeing Engagement Worker. The new service reflects our broadening ethos of delivering services within a holistic health and well-being system and aligns us with other Compass Services achieving consistency of strategy and roles.
About the role
The Health and Wellbeing Engagement Worker will operate on an outreach basis across Warwickshire using the hub and spoke model, and will deliver services within co-locations including Schools, Colleges, Youth Justice Services, Youth Clubs and other key partners and community locations. Taking direction from the Health and Wellbeing practitioners, the Engagement Worker will support universal health promotion including delivery of PSHE in schools and at youth clubs, facilitating information assemblies, supporting assertive outreach, supporting service user and young people’s engagement, and representing Compass at community events.
Using their engagement skills, the Health and Wellbeing Engagement Worker will also work closely with practitioners to engage, re-engage, follow up and advocate for young people who are ambivalent to change or have barriers to engagement based on vulnerabilities or coming from a hard to reach group.
The Health and Wellbeing Engagement Worker will also work alongside the Senior Administrator to provide administrative assistance including but not limited to responding to telephone calls, inputting assessment data onto the information management system, and managing the secure email boxes. Furthermore, the Engagement Worker will also be expected to support the digital engagement functions of the service including responding to contacts via the web portal and keeping digital information up to date and engaging.
You should be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring and be able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs.
The full role description and further details on how to apply can be found on our website at www.compass-uk.org. Please send completed Application forms to email@example.com
In return, we offer a range of benefits including:
Working hours 37 hours Mon – Fri, there will be some late evening and weekend work • 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
For more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment
Closing date: Friday 6th July 2018
Interviews will be held on: 16 & 17 July 2018
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.
Established for 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.