Recovery Coach Coordinator

 Milton Keynes Adult Substance Misuse Service

Salary range: £20,454 to £24,201 p.a

Permanent, full time, 37 hours

Job Reference 021/18

Do you have experience co-ordinating a team of recovery coaches/peer mentors and passion to ensure that at our Milton Keynes service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our diverse client group?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable individual to coordinate recovery coaches within our Compass 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.

The Compass Milton Keynes service is an integrated specialist substance misuse service that provides support to adults and young people.

About the role

You will be recovery focused with experience of supervising volunteers and facilitating training workshops. The role will involve:

·        Support the delivery of training recovery coaches/ peer mentors, partners agencies and generic Compass staff

·        Provide day-to-day support and structured supervision to peer mentors and recovery/family/community coaches

·        Develop and maintain excellent working links/partnerships with community agencies and resources, including abstinence-based supported housing providers & treatment agencies

·        Work with local communities, employers and recovery communities to help the development and growth of local resources that support recovery, wellbeing and employment

·        Support the development of recovery and employment initiatives for ex-substance users and their families across Milton Keynes, collaborating closely with local third sector and grass roots organisations, associations and individuals. 

·        Participate in ongoing community resource mapping and live asset register to facilitate social prescribing.

·        Support the development of a robust process of recovery check-ups and early re-intervention strategies for all service users who are transitioning from structured treatment into the community

·        Support the development of family focused coaching interventions across the service

The Person

You will have expert knowledge of a treatment system and recovery based interventions and may be an expert by experience. It is essential that you have extensive knowledge of the recovery process and the contributing factors to making long term sustained changes in substance misuse and social functioning. You must be enthusiastic and maintain professional and personal boundaries.

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 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 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 more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment

For an informal discussion please contact Hannah Scragg, Service Manager on 01908 250 730.

Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018

Interviews will be held on:  Thursday 8th March 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.

School Staff Nurse

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

Salary range: £21,777 to £28,323 p.a.

Permanent, full time, all year - based at Rugby

Job Reference 020/18

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 Rugby 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 Rugby hub which operates across the centre of the County. 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 and further details on how to apply can be found on our website at www.compass-uk.org. Please send completed Application 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 more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment

For an informal discussion please contact Tracy Bainton, Team Leader on 03300 245 204 option 2 or alternatively, Jane Wild, Team Leader on 03300 245 204 option 1

Closing date: 25 February 2018

Interviews will be held on: 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.

Wellbeing Worker

Compass BUZZ - Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area

North Yorkshire School Mental Health & Wellbeing Service

 Salary circa £23 - £27K p.a. – Permanent, full time

Job Reference 019/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our North Yorkshire School Mental Health & Wellbeing service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Wellbeing Worker to join Compass BUZZ, the School Mental Health and Wellbeing Project in North Yorkshire.

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 BUZZ works with front line staff and key partners in schools across North Yorkshire to increase the skills, confidence and competence of staff by delivering a rolling training programme, conducting an audit of each school’s needs, providing professional consultation, expert advice and guidance, through coaching and mentoring front line staff and by promoting ‘whole school approach’ and the Academic Resilience Programme.

About the role

As a Wellbeing Worker your role will be to co-deliver time limited structured one-to-one interventions and to co-deliver 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.

Compass BUZZ works closely with Compass REACH (Risk Taking Behaviour Service) as well as other key partner agencies via co-locations and outreach working to provide an equitable service throughout the county.

This post is for a Wellbeing Worker who will be responsible for approximately 50 schools in the Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale area.

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 be 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 need to have a full driving licence and access to own transport.

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 recruitment@compass-uk.org. CV’s will not be accepted.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week • 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 more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment

Closing date: 12 p.m. on Tuesday 27 February 2018

Interviews will take place shortly afterwards 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.

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.

Young People’s Substance Misuse Worker

Coventry Young People’s Service

 Salary £20,454 to £24,201 p.a. pro rata to part time hours

18.5 hours per week (All day Monday & Friday and half day Tuesday)

Job Reference 018/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Coventry Young People’s service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Substance Misuse Worker within our Coventry Young People’s 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.

About the role

This post will be based in Coventry; however, there will be an expectation for the successful applicant to be working on an outreach basis across the county including working out of co-locations and satellite sites.

You will undertake a range of duties including comprehensive assessments, the assessment of risk and competency to consent to treatment, and you will also be delivering a range of targeted and specialist interventions to young people and adults up to the age of 25, in order to support them to make positive and long term life style changes with regards to their substance misuse.

Your interventions will include brief psycho-social interventions; specialist harm reduction; family work; ITEP and MI and you will also facilitate care planning and working with other lead professionals involved in the care of the young people and adults you work with. The interventions extend to smoking cessation and hidden harm work for children affected by parental substance misuse.

It is essential that work is carried out within the context of legislation including Every Child Matters; Working Together to Safeguard Children; Fraser Guidelines relating to informed consent and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The Person

You will have a creative and dynamic approach to engaging with hard to reach and other vulnerable groups of young people. There is an expectation that you will undertake a specialist lead role focusing on a particular area of practice (i.e. Young People in transition, Looked after Children/Health/Diversity/BME Groups) and deliver a range of targeted interventions. You will be expected to deliver workshops to professionals, young people and their families and be able to build long term sustainable relationships with key stakeholders, community groups and community leaders across the across Warwickshire.

You need to have a full driving licence and access to own transport.

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 recruitment@compass-uk.org. CV’s will not be accepted.

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 • 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 more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment

Closing date: Friday, 2nd March 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.

Support Worker

Milton Keynes Young People’s Service

 Salary £17,245 to £20,603 p.a. – Permanent, full time

Job Reference 017/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Milton Keynes Young People’s service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Support Worker within our Milton Keynes Young People’s 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 Milton Keynes Young People’s Service provides specialist intervention to young people who are experiencing problems with substance misuse. This is done on a 1-1 outreach basis in a variety of venues including schools and youth centres.

About the role

You will support with the co-facilitation of groups in schools, delivering assemblies in schools, drop in’s at youth centres and work with partner agencies to conduct assertive outreach engagement. You will also have the opportunity to work on targeted projects with partner agencies such as Thames Valley Police and Integrated Youth Services.

The role also involves a variety of administrative tasks such as minute taking, managing the client database, managing service databases and preparing statistical information for contract reporting.

The Person

You will have experience of working with young people and be confident in delivering group work interventions. You will also be a proactive team member and be able to work within the boundaries and specifications of a young person’s service, including safeguarding children.

You need to have a full driving licence and access to own transport.

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 recruitment@compass-uk.org. CV’s will not be accepted.

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 • 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 more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment

For an informal discussion please contact Emily Claire on telephone 07866849104

Closing date: 26 February 2018

Interviews will be held on 5 March 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.

Recovery Worker

Milton Keynes Adult Substance Misuse Service

Salary £20,454 to £24,201 p.a. – Permanent, full time

Job Reference 015/18

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 an enthusiastic and motivated Recovery Worker within our Milton Keynes Adults 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 adults service is a large integrated drug and alcohol service providing all elements of the treatment system.

About the role

You will be responsible for providing holistic support to a range of service users at our busy recovery service in Milton Keynes. You will provide one to one and group interventions and hold a caseload which will include service users in medically assisted recovery. You will work with clients to support them to achieve sustained recovery from substance misuse.

The Person

You will have experience of:-

·        Working with individuals with substance misuse issues

·        Working within a substance misuse treatment setting

·        Delivering training to groups

·        Encouraging individuals to reflect on their behaviour, it’s consequences, risk and help achieve positive change

·        Working in a safeguarding framework with vulnerable adults

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 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 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 more information and to apply visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Merry or Matt Dunn, Team Leaders on 01908 250730 

Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st March 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.

Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader

Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £38K inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Permanent, fulltime - 37 Hours

Ref: 012/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Lewisham service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people? 

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader within Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing 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 will focus on three strands of care specific to young people’s risk taking behaviours; risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse and  poor mental health and emotional health. The service will provide education and prevention, early help and specialist support using a blend of face to face and on line digital interventions (secure messaging service, guided self help, online counselling and themed live chat) to maximise access and choice.

The service 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 Nurse Team Leader your role will be to lead on safe and effective delivery of clinical interventions including medicines management for oral contraception and chlamydia treatment, pregnancy and STI testing. You will provide group and 1-1 clinical supervision to the skill mix team made up of nurses, counsellors, workers and support workers, supported by the service manager and clinical administrator, and support the service manager with day to day operational requirements including resource allocation and safeguarding.

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

It is anticipated that the role will have an 80/20 split of management responsibility and front line caseload activities in order to maintain competency levels and support revalidation. 

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

The Person

As a Nurse Team Leader your role will be to lead on safe and effective delivery of clinical interventions including medicines management for oral contraception and chlamydia treatment, pregnancy and STI testing. You will provide group and 1-1 clinical supervision to the skill mix team made up of nurses, counsellors, workers and support workers, supported by the service manager and clinical administrator, and support the service manager with day to day operational requirements including resource allocation and safeguarding.

You will be a registered nurse with a specialism in sexual health and be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will have experience of managing and supervising staff and providing clinical support to a skill mix team.

This post is supported by the organisational lead nurse and will require some evening and weekend work.

You must be able to work agilely as there will be a requirement to travel around the borough.

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 recruitment@compass-uk.org. CV’s will not be accepted.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week, there will be some late evening and weekend work • 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

Closing date: 13 February 2018

Interviews will be held on:  27 February 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.

Senior Administrator

Senior Administrator - Tower Hamlets

Salary: £25,500 to £27,500 including London Weighting

Job reference – 007/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at Tower Hamlets we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children and young people?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Administrator to join our new Young People’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service in Tower Hamlets.

About us

Compass is a values based organisation whose mission is to create healthier lives and safer communities. We are passionate about making a real difference to individuals and improving health outcomes in local areas.

Commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council, this is a new and highly innovative service which in conjunction with our partner – Kings College Hospital Trust - will deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people across Tower Hamlets. The evidenced based interventions delivered will focus on three strands of care specific to young people’s risk taking behaviours: risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse and emotional wellbeing.

About the role

You will have lead responsibility for establishing integrated administrative systems across the whole service including how information is collected, used, stored and analysed to ensure that the service is aligned to best meet local needs and can contribute to annual plans. Providing professional information, advice and support to the team in order to develop, deliver and maintain effective and standardised information governance systems and excellent customer focused care within the service. Discretion and confidentiality must be maintained at all times, providing all relevant data reports to support local and national reporting requirements and contract monitoring arrangements.

The Person

Educated to GCSE level A to C or equivalent in Mathematics and English, you will also have an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent and a Level 2 in IT skills or equivalent experience.

You will have experience of:-

  • Using a range of management information systems
  • Digital tools and applications
  • Working in a busy office and establishing office systems
  • Attending meetings, taking minutes, producing reports and managing and analysing data
  • Using web-based platforms for communication and engagement

The full role description and further details on how to apply can be found on our website at www.compass-uk.org/recruitment.

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 • Childcare Voucher scheme • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development Opportunities and career progression • Generous Pension scheme

For more information and to apply please visit: www.compass-uk.org/recruitment. Completed Application forms should be sent to recruitment@compass-uk.org.

For an informal discussion please contact Vivian Smith, Interim Assistant Director on 07790 545296. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: Sunday, 18 February 2018

Interviews will be held on:  Monday, 26 February 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.