Hidden Harm Worker

    February 11, 2019
    Newham, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Work Hours
    Job Salary
    £21,933.15 - £25,741.93 + ILW £3,584.73 per annum pro rata
    Salary Units


    An exciting opportunity had arisen to be part of the Newham Young Persons Substance Misuse Service as a Hidden Harm worker. This role is part time (22.5 hours per week).

    The purpose of the role is to engage children and young people who are impacted by family substance misuse in a range of interventions, utilising a family centre approach, empowering them to reduce risk, increase resilience and lead a safe, happy and healthy life.


    The successful post holder will work as an integral part of the Newham YP Service in order to deliver high quality provision through the following:

    Identify families requiring support through liaison with other agencies, primarily but not limited to Newham Rise adult substance misuse service, Newham Children’s Social Care and Young Carers Network.


    Hold a caseload of clients effected by parental substance misuse.

    Provide screening, assessment & resilience building interventions, integrated care planning, after care support inclusive of transfer of care.

    Promoting carer, service and community involvement.

    Ensure appropriate safeguarding practice is followed at all times whilst working in partnership with statutory agencies where required.

    Identify and develop effective working partnerships with appropriate agencies to support the Family as a whole.

    Reducing drug and alcohol related harm to service users and the wider community.

    Provide advocacy for access to partnership services.

    Experience Requirements

    Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

    We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.