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Health and Well-being Practitioner Substance Misuse Team

  • Location:

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £18 per hour

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Akton Recruitment are looking for a Substance Misuse Worker to take the lead with the Youth Justice Service, working with Achieving for Children in partnership with the Kingston and Richmond Council.
Skills and experience:
? Experience of positively engaging and forming a relationship of trust with young people that have been faced with early childhood adversity and present challenging behaviour, including engagement in risky behaviour such as offending, gangs, going missing, drug misuse
? Someone who is flexible, creative, and able to work using their own initiative
? Experience in working directly with young people who have misused substances
? Experience in working directly with young people who have been subject to the Leaving Care and or Looked After Process
? Experience in multi-agency working, care planning and partnership working
? Experience in directly delivering interventions on a 1:1 basis
? Experience in providing training to small groups of young people, professionals, and parents
? Knowledge of relevant theory that informs practice delivery.
? Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families. Advocating the voices of those we are working with.
? Experience of addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with colleagues/service users and taking action to solve them.
This is a full-time contract-based role, working Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 at a rate of £18 per hour, the contract for this role is on a monthly rolling basis.
If this role is right for you, get in touch now!