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Substance Misuse Practitioner - Surrey Youth Offending Service

Employer
Catch 22
Location
The Mansion, 68 Church St, Leatherhead KT22 8DP
Salary
£27,000 depending on knowledge and experience
Closing date
20 Sep 2021
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Substance Misuse Practitioner - Surrey Youth Offending Service

  • The Mansion, 68 Church St, Leatherhead KT22 8DP, UK Contract
  • Service type: Substance misuse
  • Pay scale: Zone 2 Grade F
  • Department: Young People & Families
  • Pay zone: Zone 2 - Outer London
  • Contractual type: Full time - fixed term

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

Our Young People and Families hub works with those in trouble, providing early intervention, targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems. Services support people no matter what their situation – and have demonstrated a high success rate.

Job Description

We are seeking a driven enthusiastic practitioner to join Catch22 Surrey Young People’s Substance Misuse Service (SYPSMS). This role will be seconded from Catch22 to Surrey Youth Offending Service (SYOS), based within the centralised YOS. 

Ideally, we require practitioners to have relevant experience in delivering specialist substance misuse interventions to children and young people as well as the wider experience of associated risk factors, however we would encourage applications from qualified youth and community workers who have experience of working with vulnerable young people with complex needs.  You must be able to demonstrate the skills to deliver therapeutic interventions such as brief solution focused interventions and motivational interviewing, as well as contributing to systemic practice and be able to demonstrate abilities to assess and identify early indicators of risk.

You will need:

You should have a relevant qualification such as youth work, counselling or relevant experience of therapeutic delivery and alternative suitable qualifications, and at least three years’ experience of treatment delivery with young people and families within the relevant fields.

Good communication, organisational and ICT skills.

Responsibilities:

To work alongside Surrey Youth Offending Service as part of the virtual health team contributing to the health pre-assessment pathway and health action plan for young people up to the age of 18 years, either through direct contact with children and young people, or with professionals, parents, and carers.

To offer accurate information on assessment and therapeutic interventions available through Catch22 SYPSMS and contribute to assessment and care planning related to targeted and specialist interventions for children and young people with substance misuse issues.

To provide sustained support to a pre-defined caseload of young people who are referred by means of effective assessment and care planning. To act as a link worker between SYOS and Catch22 SYPSMS, ensuring delivery of an integrated provision for children and young people.

To work alongside SYOS providing consultation and guidance.  To assess levels of presenting risk associated with substance misuse and provide support in managing this risk.

In partnership with SYPSMS colleagues, to deliver training and workshops to support and upskill staff.  To identify and develop resources to support professionals working with children and young people with substance misuse issues.

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Qualifications

Relevant qualification in either youth work studies, counselling, health and social care or equivalent.

Skills, knowledge and experience relevant for the job.

Additional Information

Catch22 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

  • Hours of Work: 37
  • Salary:  Up to £27,000 depending on knowledge and experience
  • Level of Disclosure & Barring Service check required: Enhanced

This post will involve Countywide travel across Surrey; you will therefore need to have use of a vehicle, with an up-to-date driving licence, MOT and Business Insurance. There will also be occasional travel around the UK

Some flexible working will be required, including working some weekends and evenings when necessary in order to meet the needs of the client group.

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

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