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Complex Needs YP Practitioner

Richmond Fellowship
Closing date
13 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Our Oxfordshire Young People's service provides holistic support service for 8 to 19 year olds with needs related to substance misuse, including needs that arise as a result of familial substance misuse. The purpose of the role is to engage young people in a variety of interventions, using a young person centred approach, empowering them to reduce risk, increase resilience and achieve positive outcomes.

All complex Needs Practitioners work flexibly across the community and within our multi-agency partnership settings. The caseload will include a mixture of community and multi-agency referral pathways including health, social care, schools and youth justice.

A core part of the role will be working with young people and their families to address holistic support needs across all aspects of the young person's wellbeing. This could include diverse work related to knife crime, 5 step family work, exploitation, physical and emotional health as well as substance misuse.

An energetic and confident self-starter, you have a qualification in health/social care, youth and community work (e.g. NVQ Level 3 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies). Alternatively, we'll consider candidates with experience of working in the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care. Experience of liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and engaging effectively with clients in a variety of settings is essential. You'll also need a flexible approach, excellent record keeping and report writing skills and a willingness to work flexibly across the community and within our multi-agency partnership settings, on an outreach basis, with a central hub base at our head office.

The salary for this post is £23,495 with progression to £25,400 per annum.

This is a permanent full time role requiring the post holder to work 37 hours per week.

Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.

Closing Date for applications is 10 July 2022. (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).

We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience

and/or who are from a BAME background.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits?

Aquarius is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services toindividuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.
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