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Young People's Drug and Alcohol Worker - Barnsley

Job Title: Young People's Drug and Alcohol Worker - Barnsley
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Barnsley
Salary: £20.56 - 20.56 per hour
Start Date: 02/10/2023
Duration: 6 months initially
REF: SD1109202301
Contact Name: Kasey Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: 14 days ago

Job Description

Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker - Barnsley

Are you a passionate, dedicated Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker looking for your next role? 4Recruitment Services are recruiting a Drug and Alcohol Worker to join a Young People’s Substance Misuse Team based in Barnsley. 

Pay Rates: £20.56 per hour

Duration: 02/10/2023 - 6 months initially 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm, 37 hrs/week - Hybrid

Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker role: Full JD Available

  • Direct work with young people on a one to one basis
  • Risk assess, address, and review their substance use
  • Deliver and review personalised support plans which focus on improving resilience, participation, achievement, attainment, positive lifestyle choices and improving health and wellbeing
  • Be responsible for the development and delivery of an early intervention and prevention offer
  • Deliver interventions from Early Intervention to Structured Treatment Interventions
  • Deliver evidence based interventions, empowering them to reduce risk and improve their health and wellbeing
  • Work collaboratively with multiagency partners and refer on where appropriate
  • Ensure referrals and pathways are appropriate to the presenting level of needs and risk
  • Always act as an appropriate role model for children and young people and provide advocacy to them and their parents/ carers
  • Building strong, trusting working relationships
  • Maintain all files, records and reporting
  • Deliver training and consultation to the Children and Young People’s Workforce on issues facing young people around substance misuse
  • Support the development of positive peer support networks, where appropriate

Essential Requirements:

  • A minimum Level 4 Qualification or extensive equivalent experience
  • Level 2 qualification or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Substantial experience in youth or outreach work
  • Recent experience working with children, young people or adults who are involved in drug and alcohol use
  • Recent experience in using therapeutic interventions with children, young people and families who present risk of harm to themselves and others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quality assure supervisor contact reports, make observations and assessments, and to write high quality reports
  • You Must Have Right to Live & Work in the UK
  • Enhanced Child and Adult DBS registered to the update service

We also offer an outstanding referral scheme for any Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker friends or colleagues.

If you are a Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker and would like to express your interest, please contact us for this great opportunity by calling on 0208 514 9110 and speak to Sammy Davis Or email on, 

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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