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Children and Young People's Substance Misuse Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Wales

Salary

Location

£19,192 - £26,233

Posted Date

17 March 2023

Cyfle Barnardo's Cymru Service

Closing Date

30 March 2023

Are you ready for a new challenge? Do you have interest in working with children, young people and their families within Social Care?

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join Barnardo's as a Project Worker 1 at the Children and Young Person's Substance Misuse Service, Cyfle Barnardo's Cymru Service, a multi-disciplinary team which works in partnership with other service providers through a variety of settings across Denbighshire and Conwy local authority areas.

What is the Children & Young People's Substance Misuse Service?

The Children and Young Person's Substance Misuse Service provides Tier 1 targeted prevention & Tier 2 brief intervention services for children and young people in relation to drug and alcohol use. This post carries a particular emphasis or providing group and 1 to 1 services to children and young people living in the Denbighshire and Conwy local authority area.

What does the Job Role involve?

You will undertake a range of early help interventions, which meet the needs of children and young people up to the age of 25 years, who are at risk of or actively using substances.

You will do this by assessing the needs of children and young people referred to the service and participating in the planning and evaluating of programmes to meet those needs.

Your duties will include:

- Offering support advice and assistance to children, young people and families referred to the service on a 1:1 and group basis.
- Delivering and facilitating outcome based structured and informal group work interventions to support children and young people to develop the skills they require as outlined in their support plan.
- Delivering evidence based targeted prevention and brief intervention programmes to support children and young people to build upon their skills and confidence to look after their own and families well-being.
- Identifying a range of community based activities that children and young people can access.
- Accessing community resources and work with other professionals and agencies to ensure all resources available to children and young people are utilised.
- Acting as a single point of access for Primary, Secondary schools and Pupil referral Units.
- Sharing in the responsibility of assessing the risks that children and young people pose to themselves and others and develop plans to meet those needs.
- Supporting professionals by coaching, to develop sample drug and alcohol session plans and to increase their awareness on substance misuse.
- Enabling children, young people to identify their goals and achieve change.

You will have: (Essential Criteria unless marked D (Desireable))

- Relevant experience of substance use and misuse face to face advice work with children and young people.
- Experience of multi-agency partnership working.
- Knowledge of issues facing children and young people where alcohol/substances are an issue.
- Knowledge of drug and alcohol use/effects and harm reduction advice.
- Knowledge of issues relating to risk of harm to others and self.
- Knowledge of safeguarding procedures and legislation.
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of child development.
- Ability to communicate effectively at all times with the general public and professionals.
- Ability to work evenings or weekends by arrangement on an occasional basis if required.
- Ability to travel throughout the Locality in order to meet the requirements of the post.
- Knowledge and/or experience of working with disabled children and their families (D).
- Ability to communicate in the medium of Welsh (D).
- Knowledge of HIV and other blood borne infections (D).
- Knowledge of service delivery within a Youth Justice.

Additional Information:

You must be able to travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

You must demonstrate in your application that you currently use the skills outlined above, and in the Job Description/Person Specifications, or have used them previously in employment, education, training, volunteering etc.

Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to continued funding and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Need more information?

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Rachel Axon on 07849 304199 or Glenys Ellis on 07590625843
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.-

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