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Young Persons Practitioner - substance misuse

  • Location:

    Derby, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Adult care services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £21664 per annum

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  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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Job Description

Do you have an understanding of alcohol and health related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with adults and/or young people individually in an addictions or social care setting?

I am looking for a Practitioner to join my client`s Family Support service in Derby.

The service provides young people with a safe place for them to talk about their concerns and help them to develop coping strategies to manage difficult situations. As a Practitioner, you will deliver 1:1 and group interventions to young people in both community and school settings around a variety of topics. These will include confidence and self-esteem, hobbies, school (attending and enjoying), age-appropriate drug & alcohol knowledge, how parental substance misuse can make young people feel, planning for their futures and positive peer and adult support.

An energetic and confident self-starter, you have a qualification in health/social care, youth, and community work (e.g., NVQ Level 3 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies).

Alternatively, you will have experience of working in the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. As well as good knowledge of alcohol/drug and health related issues, you will be used to liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and comfortable engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings. What`s more, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent record keeping and computer literacy.

Your excellent skills, knowledge and experience will be rewarded with, a salary of £21664, enhanced annual leave allowance, structured induction and continued training, access to internal progression opportunities and a range of health and wellbeing benefits.

To be considered for this exciting role, where you can really make a difference, please click apply today or forward your CV via email today.


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