Salary Up to £25,000 + £3,633 ILW
Job Reference turningp/TP/134/1698
Contract Type Permanent
Closing Date 07 April, 2021
Job Category Recovery Work
Business Unit Substance Misuse
Location White City , United Kingdom
24 March, 2021
Contract Details Full Time
Working Hours 37
Resilience provides support, advice and education to young people on Sexual Health and Substance Misuse in Hammersmith and Fulham. This service is called Resilience and is provided by Turning-Point.
Resilience provides information about sex, relationships and substance misuse through one-to-one key working sessions, workshop delivery, group work, and training to professionals who support young people in the borough.
The role will work to deliver a service that has dedicated support for young people (who are under the age of 25) by promoting topics such laws around drugs and alcohol, potential risks with substances, and harm reduction approaches to those who are using substances but want more information to reduce risks. This delivery of substance misuse is integrated with sexual health interventions by confidently discussing topics such as healthy relationships, consent, anatomy, online safety (including social media and networking apps), LGBTQ+, STI’s, contraception, sex and the law, self-esteem and coping mechanisms. Supporting young people to build overall knowledge, confidence and resilience, is key in implementing our value to empower young people.
This role will contribute, manage and monitor a holistic approach to safeguarding young people, through identifying behaviour which are positive and supportive, in contrast to that which is exploitative and controlling.
We aim to support young people by providing and implementing the following, with a focus on substance misuse, healthy sex and relationships:
Taking on referrals for 1-1 work with under 25 year olds which come from; young people directly, professionals, parents and other services who aim to support young people collaboratively and holistically.
Creating bespoke person-centred care plans to meet the specific needs and goals of the individual
Provide group work and workshops in a variety of setting such as schools, youth clubs and partnering services.
Provide professional training to those who work in supporting young people’s health needs, in order to improve their knowledge around substance misuse and sexual health impacting young people
Provide brief intervention for general advice and information around sexual health and substance misuse; both incoming but also including outreach settings (such as fresher’s fairs, festivals, pride, events, drop-ins ect)
Engage with professionals and young people to raise awareness of sexual health and substance misuse in a positive and non-stigmatising way.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have an excellent working knowledge around areas such as; substance misuse, sexual health and health promotion, working with complex individuals, child safeguarding, and can work to deadlines and achieve results against specific targets and goals.
You’ll need to be computer literate, have the skills to multi-task, able to manage your own time and be able to bring a naturally positive disposition to our team. Possession of a relevant NVQ in social care or an equivalent is ideal, as is the motivation to acquire a qualification.
Why Turning Point?
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don’t just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
Of course, we know it’s not about the money. But that doesn’t mean we don’t reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.
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