Young People’s Practitioner
Pro rata of £19,650 - £21,268
22 Hours per week
Temporary to 30 September 2017
Are you committed to making a difference to people's lives?
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?
We are looking for an experienced professional to support young people under the age of 19 with substance misuse issues. You will need experience of working directly with young people, have a relevant qualification or experience and an understanding of the issues facing young people in relation to drug and alcohol use. You will provide advice and informal education to young people in Norfolk, raising awareness of the risks of drugs and alcohol through informal outreach and targeted work. You will provide one to one sessions for young people, group work, drop-ins and awareness-raising sessions at various events and venues.
Unity is a partnership between: The Matthew Project, Norfolk Carers Support and Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
The office base for this post is Great Yarmouth but will cover a wider geographical area across North and East Norfolk. The work will be carried out within the service location and in the community; the ability to travel is essential.
The post is providing cover for sabbatical leave from January 2017 to 30 September 2017.
The Matthew Project is a value driven charity working across Norfolk and Suffolk giving help and hope through programmes with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol. We have a vision to reach every part of the community in the most creative, effective and efficient ways. Through our varied services, young people and adults receive professional advice, information, counselling, support, care and education.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, of any faith or none. You will join a charity that has a Christian ethos and you will share our focus on our mission, our values, our clients and colleagues with a strong team spirit. We offer a rewarding, challenging role with our commitment to well-being and development.
How to Apply
You can visit the Matthew Project’s website and apply through their jobs page, or click the apply button below and you will be redirected to the website.
You will need to complete the online application process to be considered for this role. Further information about how to apply is available from the Matthew Project’s website.
Closing Date: 12pm on Monday 12 December 2016
Interview Date: Tuesday 20 December 2016