Young People's Practitioner (REACH, N.Yorks)

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

Ref: 050/18

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?

The opportunity

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.

About us

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.

The person

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.

The Benefits

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: recruitment@compass-uk.org 

For an informal chat about the role contact Lisa Gale, Compass REACH Service Manager on 07917 186229 or at lisa.gale@compass-uk.org

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.

Wellbeing Worker (BUZZ, N.Yorks)

Wellbeing Worker

Compass Buzz - Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale area

Salary circa £23 - £27k p.a.

Full-time, 37 hrs

Ref: 049/18

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Wellbeing Worker to join Compass BUZZ, the School Mental Health and Wellbeing Project in North Yorkshire.

About us

Compass BUZZ works closely with Compass REACH (Risk Taking Behaviour Service) and key partner agencies to identify and support children and young people with mental health concerns and to increase the skills, confidence and competence of frontline staff in schools across North Yorkshire in order to promote a positive mental health culture.

About the role

As a Wellbeing Worker, responsible for approximately 50 schools in the Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale area, your role will be to co-deliver one-to-one interventions and targeted group work to children and young people between the ages of 5 - 18 (25 with SEN) with mild to moderate mental health concerns. You will also facilitate appropriate referrals to specialist services and/or reintegration with universal provision.

About the person

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 and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring and able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.

You will need to possess a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The Benefits

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

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 27th August at 9 a.m.

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th 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.

Health & Wellbeing Worker (Warwickshire)

Health & Wellbeing Worker

Warwickshire Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service

£20,454 to £24,201 p.a. pro rata

Part-time (18.5 hrs)

Ref: 039/18 

Do you have the experience and passion to ensure that we improve the lives of vulnerable and at risk children and young people in Warwickshire?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Worker to join our Warwickshire Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service.

About us

Recently recommissioned by Public Health Warwickshire, Compass Warwickshire CYPDAS provides countywide support for children and young adults up to the age of 25 who are at an increased vulnerability to misusing substances or have been affected by another’s substance use.

We provide a highly innovative approach to delivering a range of interventions to ‘at risk’ and priority groups of children and young people (e.g. CLA, young carers, NEET, truants/excludees and children affected by parental substance misuse, mental health and domestic violence and abuse). 

About the role

As a Health and Wellbeing Worker, you will operate on an outreach basis across Warwickshire, delivering services within co-locations including schools, YJS, youth clubs and other family and community hubs. You will hold a generic caseload of young people presenting with, or affected by another’s substance misuse. You will offer a holistic service with an accessible no wrong door approach. Activities include Universal, Targeted and Specialist services. You will also take part in the Duty System, providing telephone support for professionals, young people, parents and carers, as well as managing the text messaging service.

Working hours may include some evening and weekend working.

The Person

Holding a relevant qualification in substance misuse/youth work/psychology/counselling, you will also:

  • Have experience of working with at risk/vulnerable young people in a community setting
  • Be able to deliver behaviour change support, including group work
  • Be knowledgeable about: safeguarding children, confidentiality, consent and mental capacity, contraception, STI’s, and risk taking behaviours
  • Adopt a flexible approach to work – hours and locations

The Benefits

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

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: HR@Compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 20th August at 9 a.m.

Interviews to be held in Rugby on Thursday 30th August and Friday 31st August

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.

Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker (Warwickshire)

Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker

Warwickshire Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service 

£17,245 - £20,603 p.a.

Full-time (37 hrs) 

Ref: 038/18 

Do you have the experience and passion to ensure that we improve the lives of vulnerable and at risk children and young people in Warwickshire?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker within our Warwickshire Children and Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service

About us

Recently recommissioned by Public Health Warwickshire, Compass Warwickshire CYPDAS provides countywide support for children and young adults up to the age of 25 who are at an increased vulnerability to misusing substances or have been affected by another’s substance use.

We provide a highly innovative approach to delivering a range of interventions to ‘at risk’ and priority groups of children and young people (e.g. CLA, young carers, NEET, truants/excludees and children affected by parental substance misuse, mental health and domestic violence and abuse). 

About the role

As a Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker, you will operate on an outreach basis across Warwickshire delivering services within co-locations including schools, colleges, youth justice services, youth clubs and community locations. Taking direction from the Health & Wellbeing Practitioners, you 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.

You will 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. 

You will also work alongside the Senior Administrator to provide administrative assistance as well as supporting the digital engagement functions of the service, including responding to contacts via the web portal and keeping digital information up to date and engaging.

Working hours 37 hours Mon – Fri, with some late evening and weekend working

The Person

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 will be able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs.

The Benefits

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: HR@Compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 20th August at 9 a.m.

Interviews to be held in Rugby on Thursday 30th August and Friday 31st August

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.

Young People's Health & Wellbeing Counsellor (Lewisham)

Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Counsellor 

Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service 

Salary circa £30,000 p.a. (inclusive of London Weighting)

Full-time (37 hrs) 

Ref:048/18

Do you have the experience and motivation to ensure that at our Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people? 

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Counsellor (BACP Accredited) to join our Lewisham YPHWB Service.

About us

The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a new and highly innovative service commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 years with SEND) who are resident , GP registered or attending school in the Borough of Lewisham. The evidenced based interventions delivered focus on three strands of care specific to young people’s risk taking behaviours; risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse and  poor mental and emotional health. We provide education and prevention, early help and specialist support using a blend of face to face and online digital interventions to maximise access and choice.

Our aim is to create an integrated and easily accessible service that enables young people to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support to reduce the likelihood of escalation to specialist services at a later date.

About the role

As a Health & Wellbeing Counsellor, your role will be to deliver structured counselling to young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or participating in complex risk taking behaviour, providing specialist advice to colleagues working with young people with multiple vulnerabilities. Working within the Wellbeing team you will support all functions of the service including outreach and group work.

You will also provide professional consultation across the wider children and families network across Lewisham including workforce development training for health promotion.

You will work across the Borough of Lewisham from the clinical base in Catford and outreach at various co-locations and peripatetic sites, working closely with partner agencies to ensure equitable service delivery to all young people, in particular those from vulnerable groups.

Working hours Mon – Fri, with some evening and weekend working

The Person

You will be a BACP accredited counsellor who is 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 able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

• Generous annual leave • Childcare Voucher Scheme • 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: HR@Compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 27th August at 9 a.m.

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th September and/or Thursday 13th September

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.

Link Workers (Milton Keynes - Now closed)

Link Workers

Milton Keynes Adult Service

Salary Scale £20,454 - £24,201 p.a.

2 x Full-time, 37 hrs

Ref: 047/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Milton Keynes Adult Service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Link Workers within our Milton Keynes Adult Substance Misuse Service.

About us

Compass works in communities currently within the Midlands, Yorkshire and London providing innovative and integrated health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. Our Specialist directorate is made up of pioneering risk taking behaviour and early help services for vulnerable children and young people/adults, and specialist substance misuse services for young people and adults. Our Universal and Targeted directorate provides transformational school aged healthy child programmes and prevention services. Over the past 5 years our portfolio has undergone significant expansion to deliver services that focus on a broader lifestyles agenda – substance misuse, sexual health, mental health and emotional wellbeing, and healthy relationships.

Compass delivers the Adult and Young People’s contract in Milton Keynes; the adult service is a large integrated drug and alcohol service providing all elements of the treatment system.

About the role

You will work as a lead in Milton Keynes hospital. The post will be mobile, working from the service hub, co-locations and peripatetic sites including, Milton Keynes hospital and other services to:

  • Provide a holistic package of care to individuals which meets their needs and includes diversionary activities and employment, training and education
  • Carry out targeted outreach to engage and re-engage service users
  • Provide harm reduction advice and interventions including screening for BBV’s and facilitating Naloxone and overdose workshops

The Person

You will have detailed knowledge of all forms of substance misuse treatment and experience of:

  • Developing relationships with key partners

  • Working with a diverse client group

  • Supporting people with complex needs including substance misuse, mental health and safeguarding

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some evening and weekend working • 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

Please send completed Equality Monitoring and Application forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date:  Monday 6th August at 9 a.m.    

Interview date: Monday 13th August           

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.

School Staff Nurse (Caldecote - Now closed)

School Staff Nurse

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

Salary range: £21,777 to £28,323 p.a.

Permanent, full time, all year - based at Caldecote, Nuneaton

Job Reference 045/18

Applications for part time hours and job share will be considered

Are you a nurse who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across Warwickshire? If so, then we need you to help us deliver a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated School Staff Nurse to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service based at our Nuneaton hub.

About us

Compass works in communities currently within the Midlands, Yorkshire and London providing innovative and integrated health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. Our Specialist directorate is made up of pioneering risk taking behaviour and early help services for vulnerable children and young people/adults, and specialist substance misuse services for young people and adults. Our Universal and Targeted directorate provides transformational school aged healthy child programmes and prevention services. Over the past 5 years our portfolio has undergone significant expansion to deliver services that focus on a broader lifestyles agenda – substance misuse, sexual health, mental health and emotional wellbeing, and healthy relationships.

About the role

You will be based from our Nuneaton hub which operates across the Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire. You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

The Person

You will be an active member of the team working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) within a locality and support a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health and Wellbeing Service.

There will be a requirement for you to work independently and autonomously, to manage your own workload within a corporate caseload. There will also be a requirement to carry out some early evening and weekend working based on evidenced need.

The full role description can be found below. Please send completed Application and equality monitoring forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some early evening and weekend working • Generous annual leave • Childcare voucher scheme • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

For an informal discussion please contact:

Karen Cornick, Team Leader on 03300 245 204 option 3 or email Karen.cornick@compass-uk.org

Closing date:  Sunday 5th August 2018

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 22nd August 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.

Substance Misuse Nurse (Milton Keynes - Now closed)

Substance Misuse Nurse

Milton Keynes Adult Service

Circa £26.5K plus market supplement of £1,500 p.a.

Permanent - 37 hrs, Mon-Fri with occasional evenings and weekends

Ref: 043/18

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Substance Misuse Nurse to join our Milton Keynes Service

About us

We are an established adult substance misuse service providing a community based service in the Milton Keynes area. Working in a newly designed building with a great team around you, we offer excellent learning and development opportunities, the opportunity to work predominately Monday to Friday with the occasional evening and weekend. Also on offer is a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

The Person

We are looking for someone who has a background in providing interventions to promote the health and wellbeing of substance misuse clients, who will:

  • Develop, facilitate and review health and well being clinics delivering interventions to address general health, wound dressing and advice and information and harm reduction interventions including BBV screening and Vaccination, Naloxone workshops and needle exchange
  • Provide a holistic package of care to individuals which meets their needs and includes diversionary activities and employment, training and education
  • Manage a case load of individuals who may or may not have a need for medically assisted recovery and mental health diagnosis
  • Adhere to Safeguarding of Children and Young People and Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures, sharing Compass’ commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults

The Role

This role will predominantly be working Monday to Friday with occasional evening or weekend work, as we value work-life balance.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Childcare Voucher Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

Please send completed equality monitoring and application forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closes at 9 a.m. on Monday 30th July 2018

Interview date to be confirmed

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.