REACH Young people’s KEYWORKER

EDAS require a Young Persons Keyworker to cover South East Dorset

The post holder will become part of a team of specialist workers providing universal drug and alcohol related interventions, targeted advice, information and guidance to young people under the age of 24 years. The successful candidate will deliver appropriate Clinical Interventions to young people deemed most vulnerable and at risk and also support those identified as being at risk of developing problems, identified as having an emergence of a substance using behaviour or currently in an established pattern of substance using behaviour.   He/She will act in consultancy and training role to professionals within universal and targeted teams and Support transitions between young people’s and adult services for young people aged 18 – 24.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week (This may include some unsociable hours including Saturdays on a rotational basis)

Salary Scale: P1 – P10 *£22247.00 – £25002.00 per annum pro rata

Line Managed by: EDAS Young People’s Services Manager

The applicants will be required to:

  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of drugs and alcohol and the consequences of their use.
  • Have proven experience of working with young people (qualification in youth work would be an advantage)
  • To be able to demonstrate ability to meet Drug & Alcohol National Occupational Standards competency.
  • Be able to respond positively and be capable of managing difficult and demanding behaviour in young people.
  • Effectively manage a 1 to 1 caseload.
  • Have the ability to deliver substance misuse education to young people.
  • Possess good communication skills, including listening.
  • Recognise the need for reliability and punctuality.
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours to best meet the needs of young people.
  • To be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Possess own transport and hold a current driving licence.


  • Minimum Level 3 Health & Social care Diploma or related qualification
  • Specialising in Motivational Interviewing
  • Counselling qualification (desirable)

For a full job description click here:REACH_YP_Keyworker_22_and_a_half_hours_2019.doc  and for an application form click here: job_application_form_2019.doc

Closing date for applications: 28th June 2019

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