Young People’s Practitioner - Cheshire West & Chester - 6 month Maternity Cover

Fixed Term
Cheshire
£22,500 - £26,500 pro rata per annum
22.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

From 1 April 2019, WDP will be delivering the Young People’s drug and alcohol service in Cheshire West & Chester. WDP has been successfully delivering adult and young people’s substance misuse services across London and the South East for over 25 years. We are looking to  recruit a dynamic and passionate Young People’s Practitioner to be part of the team.

The successful candidate will work flexibly across a variety of community settings to reach out to young people, engaging with professionals to develop pathways between local services, such as A&E, Mental Health & Youth Offending.  Offering bespoke interventions to young people, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of universal, targeted and specialist services.

In addition to the above we are seeking to appoint an individual who can also bring WDP’s core values to the role: 

1.           Entrepreneurial – you will be driven and bring innovative ideas

2.           In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and partner organisations

3.           Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will come across strongly in your practice with service users

4.           Community focussed – you will provide and shape services that serve the whole community 

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff.  Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational service.

For further information about this position please contact Marie Tiquet, Implementation Manager: Marie.Tiquet@wdp.org.uk /07966 595 726

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.