Supporting Families First - Substance Misuse Worker

Salary up to £25,279
30 Dec 2020
04 Feb 2021
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Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

Supporting Families First Substance Misuse Worker

Permanent, Fulltime, 35 hour position.

Salary up to £25,579

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a real positive difference to the lives of children and young people? Do you want to join a dynamic, supportive children’s service?

Worcestershire Children First is responsible for delivering services to children and young people across Worcestershire on behalf of Worcestershire County Council.

Supporting Families First are looking for candidates who will keep a relentless focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, all working together to help families to stay together where appropriate to do so. We are developing confident and dynamic practitioners to work collaboratively using a strengths-based approach with families to enable lasting and positive change.

The service is led by an experienced Practice Manager and will be made up of outreach workers, youth mentors, a money mentor, substance misuse workers, emotional health & well-being workers, advanced social work practitioners and a clinical lead, all supported by dedicated administration staff. We will provide you with peer and management support alongside individual and group reflective supervisions to support you in the role and develop your knowledge of the team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative service set up in January 2020 that is evidencing positive outcomes for families. You will be responsible for coordinating substance misuse support to adults and children, using harm reduction methodology so each individual can change their lives and parents can provide safe care to their children. You’ll need to be able to work with service users holistically as well as helping them to access services, which can help with the practical problems they may be facing as a result of their substance misuse (e.g. housing, financial, healthcare etc).

As an employer, Worcestershire Children First has a great range of benefits including flexible and mobile working, continual professional and career development through our Social Work Academy and a supportive environment where staff-value diversity and each other.

For more information about the Worcestershire Children First and the Supporting Families First Team, please see our attached brochure.

The role is full time (35 hours per week) and is a permanent post. All roles will have a base with county-wide travel required.

Closing date: 04/02/2021

Proposed Interview date: 12/02/2021