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.
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.
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.
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.