Project (Key) Worker - Gateshead

£18,289 - £21,146
15 July 2019 12 Noon
19/HYPF/18

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This post is for a keyworker to work within the Young Peoples Substance Misuse Service at Platform Gateshead. The service delivers psychosocial interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family work, specialist harm reduction, and relapse prevention) and group work to address drug and alcohol use and associated issues for young people within the Borough of Gateshead. 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 Key Worker role to deliver interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, family work, specialist harm reduction, and relapse prevention) at Tier 2 / 3  to address drug and alcohol use and associated issues for young people within the Borough of Gateshead.
• 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 with Gateshead including for example LAC, Children and Young People Services, Youth Offending Team, Family Intervention Team and Gateshead Safer Communities. To establish and work within existing networks, attending relevant meetings for young people and to represent the service.
We are looking for a motivated and innovative individual who understands the needs and difficulties of young people.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.
We understand the importance of ensuring all our service users are safe from harm and are committed to following guidelines on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and good working practices, including the safe recruitment of workers.
The closing date for completed applications is noon on the 15th July 2019.
Application packs are also available via email at hr@humankindcharity.org.uk or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 19/HYPF/18.
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