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Health & Wellbeing Worker

Health & Wellbeing Worker

Service: Warwickshire Children & Young People's Drug & Alcohol Service

Salary: £21,228 - £25,117 (p.a.)

Type: Full time (37 hours)

Ref: 025/19

Fixed-term maternity cover (minimum 6 months)

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and solution-focused Health & Wellbeing Worker to provide maternity cover within our Children and Young People’s 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.

Recommissioned by Public Health Warwickshire in 2018, Compass provides countywide support for children and young adults who are at an increased vulnerability to misusing substances or have been affected by another’s substance use.  We provide a highly innovative approach to delivering a range of holistic health and wellbeing interventions, working directly 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).

About the role

You will operate on an outreach basis, delivering the service within co-locations including schools, YJS, youth clubs, Social Care and family and community hubs. You will hold a generic caseload of young people presenting with, or affected by another’s substance misuse, offering a holistic service with an accessible no wrong door approach.  You will 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 include 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
  • 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 Compass contributory Pension Scheme

To apply, you will need to download and complete our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing date: Thursday 25th July

Interview date:  Tuesday 6th August

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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