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Youth Justice Health & Wellbeing Worker

Youth Justice Health & Wellbeing Worker

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

Location: Rugby Warwickshire

Salary: £21,228 - £25,117 (p.a.)

Type: Full time (37 hours)

Ref: 004/19

Fixed-term – 24 months

Do you have the experience and passion to ensure that we improve the lives of vulnerable and at risk children and young people in Warwickshire?

The opportunity

Compass has been commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Warwickshire to deliver the Children and Young People’s Criminal Justice Substance Misuse Service (CYPCJSMS) and we are looking for a motivated and solution-focused Youth Justice Health & Wellbeing Worker to help us provide focus and drive for the delivery of the PCC’s Priorities, as set out in Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Plan 2016-2021. 

About us

Compass Warwickshire CYPDAS provides countywide support for children and young adults up to the age of 25 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 interventions to at risk and priority groups of children and young people.   

The CYPCJSMS service will form part of our existing service.

About the role

As a YJHWB Worker, you will ensure identified children and young people receive the right support, at the right time, and from the right professional. You will offer a holistic service with an accessible no wrong door approach spanning universal, targeted and specialist interventions. You will hold a targeted caseload of young people at risk of entering, or currently involved in the criminal justice system, including young adults transitioning to Adult Criminal Justice Services, who present with, or affected by another’s, substance misuse.

The role may involve some 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

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

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. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: Sunday 18th August

Interview date: Friday 30th August (to be held in Rugby)

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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