Young People’s Practitioner (REACH - Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale)

Young People’s Practitioner

Compass REACH – North Yorkshire

Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale area

Part-time, 30 hours per week (0.81fte)

£23,460 - £27,540 p.a. pro rata

Ref: 068/18

Do you have the experience and motivation to ensure we 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 delivers evidence-based psychosocial interventions to children and young people aged 9 – 19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) who live in North Yorkshire.

It is the specialist young people’s drug and alcohol treatment provider for those young people who have been screened as having moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance misuse/alcohol. 

The service also works 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 team also offers support to existing service users around sexual health matters.

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.

You will be based in Scarborough, covering the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale cluster and you will be expected to work flexibly across the region when required to meet service demand and provide interim cover for other staff members.

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

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to:

For an informal chat about the role contact Lisa Gale, Compass REACH Service Manager on 07917 186229 or at

Closing date: Friday 1st March at 9 a.m. 

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 13th March 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.