Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic and innovative Young People’s team at The Base, Kirklees as a Young Person’s Resilience Worker – Youth Justice Service (YJS) Lead.
The Base, Kirklees Young Person’s Service are a specialist support service for young people primarily aged 21 and under in relation to substance use. We offer advice and support to young people who are experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol.

The successful candidate will work as part of The Base’s team and alongside Kirklees’ Youth Justice Service to support young people who have entered the criminal justice system and whereby a substance misuse need has been identified. The post holder will also work with those young people who are at risk of all forms of child exploitation.

The post holder will deliver a range of interventions, utilising a young person-centred approach to empower young people to reduce risk, increase resilience and lead a safe, happy and healthy life.

The successful applicant with therefore possess excellent engagement skills and possess the ability to work in partnership with other services and share their knowledge through the delivery of training around substance misuse to other professionals.
This role will also require the successful candidate to have a good working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding concerns in relation to children and young people.

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Salary Range
CGL points 23 to 28 (£23,218.59 – £26,983.44)
ILW / OLW /Fringe
N/A – Outside London Weighting Area

Interview Date: 8/3/2021
Closing Date: 28/2/2021

If you have any questions or concerns on this opportunity that you would like to talk through please contact us using the below details:
Stephen Yates |

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.
We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work. If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

The safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults is our absolute priority. We will support you in your role to make sure that you are equipped to support the safety of people who use our services and those around them, to the highest standard possible.