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Date Added: Tue 02/08/2022

Young Persons Worker

Burnley, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22,687 - £25,370 per annum

Do you have a great rapport with young people? Are you passionate about educating and supporting them to navigate their way through the many issues they face today? If so, this job could be exactly what you're looking for....

Our Young Persons Worker teams offer vital support, training, and education to young people in their locality. They work with other agencies and professionals to safeguard their young clients, working with their families too where appropriate.

The work can be challenging but it's always rewarding and at With You, you'll be part of an amazing team making a real difference to people's lives.

We have a number of Young Persons Worker roles available:

  • We are looking for someone to join our core delivery team in East Lancs, working with children and young people up to 25 years old.
  • We also have a new role to focus on work within schools in East Lancashire.
  • We are also looking to recruit four sessional workers to deliver outreach to the communities of East Lancashire.

About the job

As a Young Persons Worker, you'll be supporting a caseload of young people who are experiencing difficulties with substance misuse or their mental health. You'll work with them to assess their needs, develop care plans, deliver a variety of treatments, and/or refer them to other specialist support when needed.

You'll also be proactively engaging with young people to provide them with the support, training, education, and guidance they need to better understand the implications of the situations they may face and the decisions they may make.

Designing, developing, and delivering sessions and/or materials that will resonate with young people and clearly communicate important messages to them is absolutely key to this Young Persons Worker role. You'll need to understand how to evaluate the effectiveness of these sessions/materials, so you'll know which has the greatest impact and be able to use your time with young people to its best effect.

We welcome applications for this Young Persons Worker role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Youth, Young Persons Worker, Substance Misuse, School, OCN, NVQ Level 3, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Mental Health, Communication Skills, IT.

Essential Skills

To be able to do this job successfully, you will have:

  • an OCN/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent or be willing and able to achieve this within 12 months
  • training in child protection and safeguarding
  • a successful track record of therapeutic work with young people in groups and 1:1 settings
  • experience of assessing risks, devising care plans, and delivering evidence-based interventions
  • knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting young people and experience of supporting them in relation to their mental health or substance misuse
  • knowledge and understanding of health & safety, including assessing and managing high-risk situations for service users
  • up-to-date, detailed knowledge of child and adolescent development, mental wellbeing, and self-harming behaviours
  • excellent relationship building skills with a range of people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • the ability to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, sharing your skills, knowledge, and experience
  • good organisational skills to be able to manage your time effectively, prioritising your work, and being able to cope with the pressure of competing demands
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including engaging delivery of presentations
  • the ability to record and maintain accurate case details and in a timely manner
  • effective IT skills, able to use different packages and digital media

This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced level DBS and barred lists check.

Desirable Skills

While they are not essential, the following would be an advantage to candidates:

  • a qualification in substance misuse, mental health, psychology, nursing, or youth work
  • experience of working within children's social care
  • Knowledge of parenting skills and issues

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that's staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that's right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

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