YP004 – Young People’s Practitioner

About you

Do you hold NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care, and/or equivalent professional qualification (e.g. Health Care, Nursing, Youth Work, Social Work, equivalent overseas qualification?)
Do you have experience of using recognised psychosocial techniques with young people in the treatment of substance misuse? Do you have experience in providing a range of evidence-based treatment interventions to young people in a community-based setting? Do you have an understanding/awareness of current national policies and legislation related to working with young people?
Do you have knowledge of and understanding of policies related to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and how these influence practice? Do you have an understanding of models of recovery, and the role of the community in supporting recovery?
Do you have willingness and ability to work flexibly to cover evening and weekend duties to meet the demands of the service?
If so the Young People’s Practitioner role may be the role for you.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,500 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

To provide services within the integrated components that comprises Changing Lives recovery-orientated treatment system for problem drug and alcohol users in York.
To ensure that the provision’s key elements are integrated and delivered to a high standard.
To deliver services that support young people to achieve recovery goals, positive outcomes, maximising engagement and retention through to planned discharge and community re-integration.
To proactively engage and support service users’ families and carers within young people’s care and treatment plans
To work effectively and flexibly with colleagues, the Team Leader and other managers, to ensure that high standards of performance are maintained.
To work cooperatively with partners to ensure that multi-agency interventions support and motivate young people to meet their needs through all stages of their individual recovery journeys
To work within a strengths-based, recovery-orientated, change and outcomes focused approach that promotes young people and communities as co-producers of health, well-being and recovery.

Further information

Location: York | Organisation: Changing Lives

Salary: £23,375 per annum | Job type: Full time | Hours: 37 hours per week


Closing date: 28-04-2019

How to apply:
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/ We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.

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Reference: YP004

health and social
Health and Social Care
substance misuse
treatment and interventions
young peoples services
Youth Work