Complex Needs Young Persons’ Practitioner (Birmingham)


Complex Needs Young Persons’ Practitioner

The salary for this role is £23,420.00 – £26,804.00 per annum

Contract: Full time

Ref: JR001917

Our Birmingham Young People’s Service provides holistic support service for under 18s with needs related to substance misuse, including those that are affected by their parent’s 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.

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