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Young People’s Substance Misuse Practitioner

Young People's Substance Misuse Practitioner

Service: Milton Keynes Young People's Substance Misuse Service

Location: Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire

Salary: £21,228 - £25,117 (p.a.)

Type: Full time (37 hours)

Ref: 028/19

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Young People’s Substance Misuse Practitioner to join our young people’s service in Milton Keynes.  

About us

Our service has been providing structured and targeted interventions to young people engaging in, or at risk of substance misuse, for the last 12 years.

The role

As a Young People’s Substance Misuse Practitioner, you will work on an outreach basis across Milton Keynes, visiting schools, children’s family practices, youth clubs and other venues, in order to provide interventions to young people.

You will deliver 1:1 and group work interventions as well as targeted outreach to engage hard to reach young people. In addition, you will deliver professional workforce development packages to partner agencies.

Normal working days are Mon-Fri with some evening, weekend and bank holiday working as required.

The person

You will be solution focused, creative and committed to helping young people and families make positive lifestyle choices.  You will have previous experience of delivering drug and alcohol interventions to clients on a 1:1 basis, with a good knowledge of cognitive behavioural interventions. The ability to prioritise your workload is essential in order to manage high case-loads, complete written work to a high standard and support the targeted functions of the service.

You will need to safeguard young people and have knowledge of legislation, including Fraser Guidelines for assessing competency.

You must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The benefits

  • 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, you will need to download and complete our application form and return it to: recruitment@compass-uk.org.

We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form. CV’s will not usually be accepted.

Closing date: Friday 23rd August at midday

Interviews: Thursday 5th 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.

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.

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