Warwickshire Young People’s Substance Misuse Service
Full-time (37 hrs)
Salary circa £31 - £36K
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Service Manager to join our high performing Warwickshire Young People’s Substance Misuse Service.
Warwickshire YPSMS works to reduce the harm caused by substance use, including alcohol, illicit drugs and new psychoactive substances to young people at risk of or currently engaging in substance use across the whole county with the aim of intervening early to support young people to make positive lifestyle choices and reach their potential. To further enhance the health and wellbeing outcomes of young people across the County the service also delivers the NSPCC Fed Up programme to young people affected by parental substance use and provides smoking cessation. The service provides an innovative young adult pathway for people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are not engaging with adult service providers, working closely with the Recovery Partnership, universities and supporting housing providers to identify and support them to engage in effective treatment and prevent ongoing problematic substance use into adulthood.
Practitioners deliver structured CBT based interventions to young people engaging in substance use and brief intervention to those identified as early at risk, completing thorough, comprehensive assessments and devising person centred care plans in conjunction with the young people, working closely with other agencies to provide a holistic care package.
Established care pathways are in place with partner agencies including the Compass School Health & Wellbeing Service and A&E to deliver timely interventions and young people are also accessed at universal events such as Freshers Fairs and targeted group works. The service delivers workforce development sessions to key partner agencies and professionals across the county to support the competence and confidence of the wider workforce.
The Service Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day running of the service and a team of Practitioners, supported by the Assistant Director of Young People’s Services. Duties will include:
Line management of 7 staff members
Activity allocation and oversight of activities
Contract compliance and performance management
Building and maintaining key partnerships
Representing the service at key meetings including contract monitoring
Ensuring adequate resources across the county including covering delivery where necessary
The post requires someone with experience in managing similar services in children and young people or health and social care settings. You will be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people and will have a proven track record of building sustainable partnerships and ensuring excellent care.
The service covers the whole of Warwickshire working on an outreach basis with the administrative base in Rugby.
Closing date for completed applications is 9.00am on 24th March
Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: email@example.com