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Young People’s Substance Misuse Worker

  • Service: Compass Harrow Young People's Substance Misuse Service
  • Location: Harrow London
  • Salary: £21,600 - £25,557 (p.a. pro rata plus £4,500 p.a. pro rata London Weighting Allowance)
  • Type: Part time (30 hours)
  • Ref: 013/20

Do you have the motivation and drive to help us improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people?

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Young People’s Substance Misuse Worker to join Compass Harrow.

About us

Compass Harrow provides a range of specialist interventions and vital support for children and young people across the borough of Harrow.

About the role

As a Young People’s Substance Misuse Worker, your role will be to engage with and market the benefits of recovery to children and young people that have been referred to our service, ensuring they understand and invest in the recovery process.

You will undertake comprehensive assessments and deliver a range of interventions, including: 1-1 and group work; brief psycho-social interventions; specialist harm reduction; family work and care planning. The role will involve partnership working with other lead professionals involved in the care of the young people you are working with.

You will be expected to deliver workshops to professionals and young people and be able to build long term sustainable relationships with key stakeholders, community groups and community leaders across localities within Harrow.

About the person

Experienced in working with young people and individuals with substance misuse issues, you will be skilled in supporting and encouraging individuals to achieve positive changes. You will also be experienced in delivering 1:1 and group work programmes, as well as delivering training to groups.

You will have a creative and dynamic approach to engaging with hard to reach and other vulnerable groups of young people and to developing interventions in response to their needs.

It is essential that you have up-to-date knowledge of legislation relevant to working with children and young people.

Carepath software knowledge is desirable.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

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

Closing date: Sunday 7th June 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th June 2020

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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