Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker

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? 

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Engagement Worker within Warwickshire Children and Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service.

About us

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.

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.

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 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.

Health & Wellbeing Worker

Warwickshire Children and Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service

Salary range: £20,454 to £24,201 (pro-rata for P/T)

1 x full time and 1 x part time post 18.5 hours

Job reference – 039.18

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

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and enthusiastic Health & Wellbeing Workers to join our Children and Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service in Warwickshire.

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.

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 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

Health and Wellbeing Workers operate on an outreach basis using the hub and  spoke model, and are responsible for delivery of the service within co-locations including schools, YJS, youth clubs, Social Care as well as other family and community hubs identified in the service model. Health and Wellbeing Workers hold a generic caseload of young people presenting with, or affected by another’s substance misuse. They offer a holistic service with an accessible no wrong door approach. Activities include; Universal, Targeted and Specialist services. Workers also take part in the Duty System, providing telephone support for professionals, young people, parents and carers and managing the text messaging service. This may included 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 full role description and further details on how to apply can be found on our website at www.compass-uk.org/recruitment. Please send completed Application forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org.

The Benefits

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.

Interim Service Manager – Milton Keynes

Maternity cover – 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Salary range £36.683 - £45,000

Ref: 037/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that in Milton Keynes we deliver the best possible outcomes for our children, young people and Adults?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Interim Service Manager to join our integrated adults and young people’s drug and alcohol service.

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 Milton Keynes we have a large integrated adult and young people’s drug and alcohol service. We employ a range of professionals including a team of nurses, doctors, NMP’s, link and recovery workers.

About the role

The Service Manager has full oversight of:

  • Effective partnership/stakeholder relationship
  • Safeguarding children, YP’s and vulnerable adults
  • Service Development
  • Performance management and quality assurance
  • Compliance with national and contractual obligations
  • CQC registration and compliance against fundamental standards
  • Contribute to organisational management meetings
  • Undertake organisational task such as HR Investigations

The Person

You will have experience of managing a substance misuse service and CQC registration and compliance. You will also have experience in developing relationships with key partners and hold a detailed knowledge of all forms of substance misuse treatment including pharmacological and be committed to further developing a recovery focussed service and interventions.

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:

• Generous annual leave • 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.

Closing date: 15 June 2018

Interviews will be held on: 27 June 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.

Young People’s Nurse - REACH

Young People’s Nurse – Ref: 040.18

REACH, North Yorkshire – Harrogate Area

Salary scale - £29,117 - £31,366

Permanent - 37 Hours per week

If you are a nurse and want to make a difference to the lives of young people and their families within the Harrogate area then we need you to help us deliver a dynamic and innovative Health & Wellbeing Service.

The Opportunity

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join our team of dedicated specialist nurses and practitioners. You will be part of a truly innovative and responsive service that is committed to helping young people make sustainable lifestyle changes in order to improve their long-term health, resilience and emotional wellbeing in order that they might reach their potential.

About us

Compass REACH is the specialist young people’s drug and alcohol treatment provider for North Yorkshire and works with children and young people aged 9 – 19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities). 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, and the team of qualified nurses deliver support to existing service users around sexual health matters.

The Person

The post holder will be a suitably qualified nurse who is registered with the NMC and will report directly to the Service Manager/Nurse Team Leader. You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young people and vulnerable adults.  Working independently but also as a key member of our team will require you to work autonomously, but also support within the wider team.

The post holder will be a suitably qualified nurse who is registered with the NMC and will report directly to the Service Manager/Nurse Team Leader. You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young people and vulnerable adults.  Working independently but also as a key member of our team will require you to work autonomously, but also support within the wider team.

The Role

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

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, 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

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

Closing date:  25 June 2018 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

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.