CYPF Worker - Peterlee

£18,289 - £22,386
21 February 2019 12 Noon
19/CDD/04

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We are currently recruiting for a Young Persons worker, to work within the Young Peoples County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service. The service delivers psychosocial interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family support, specialist harm reduction, and relapse prevention to address drug and alcohol use and associated issues for young people resident in County Durham. You will be joining a dedicated and dynamic team who believe in innovation and developing the service in line with the needs of young people.

Main Duties involve:
• To perform a Recovery Worker role to deliver interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family support, specialist harm reduction, and relapse prevention to address drug and alcohol use and associated issues for young people in County Durham.

• To promote health improvements and contribute to the reduction of risk taking behaviour of the young people engaging with the service.

• Provide support in a variety of settings for young people including in the home, schools and community settings.

• Liaise and work in partnership with other agencies and organisations including LAC, Children and Young People Services, Youth Offending Teams, Family Intervention Team, One Point Hubs and children’s services. To establish and work within existing networks, attending relevant meetings for young people and to represent the service.

We are looking for motivated and innovative individuals who understands the needs and challenges young people face today. The successful candidates need to have access to a car.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on the 21st February 2019.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Exceptional support, training and development
  • Up to 32 days (pro rata) annual leave per year