Substance Misuse Intervention Officer

  • Job Reference: AP45
  • Date Posted: 29 March 2024
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Enfield
  • Salary: £23.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
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Job Description

The Substance Misuse Intervention Officer will play a vital role in supporting our clients efforts to reduce drug use among young people and create a safer environment. This position focuses on delivering early interventions to deter young people from starting substance use and supporting those already engaged in misuse to reduce harm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide targeted support to young people at risk of or already engaged in substance misuse, utilising both one-to-one support and group interventions.
  • Increase awareness of substance misuse among young people through the delivery of information, advice, and guidance to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Collaborate with Insight Enfield Sort It! to establish referral pathways into treatment for young people engaged with the Youth Development Service, ensuring effective communication and coordination.
  • Assist young people receiving substance misuse support in accessing Youth Development Service activities as part of their intervention and upon exiting support.
  • Promote the early intervention substance misuse project to partners such as children services, schools, colleges, police, and third-sector groups.
  • Conduct substance misuse screenings as appropriate and make referrals to Insight Enfield Sort It! for further assessment and treatment, ensuring continuity of care.
  • Ensure effective safeguarding of all young people referred to and supported by the program, promptly addressing any safeguarding concerns.
  • Integrate principles of equality, diversity, and anti-discriminatory practice into all aspects of youth work, promoting inclusivity and fairness.

This role isn't just a job—it's a chance to ignite positive change in the lives of young people. By tackling substance misuse head-on and championing healthier choices, you'll be at the forefront of shaping a brighter future for our community. Join us in making a real difference and empowering youth to thrive!