Young Person Substance Misuse Team Leader
My client is seeking a young people�s substance misuse team leader. The Young People�s Substance Misuse treatment Services is for adolescents aged 18 and under with substance misuse problems. The service will be for young people with severe and complex substance misuse problems, and the aim is to help the young person to stabilise and ultimately abstain from drug use. It seeks to provide additional support to those aged 18 as part of their transition to adult treatment services, and aims to provide substance misuse treatment that is culturally appropriate and suitable to meet the diverse needs of the service user group. Specific interventions will include: child centered assessments, brief interventions, specialist interventions (structured care planned multi-modal programmes), pharmacological management (e.g. opiate detoxification, substitute prescribing & harm reduction services), psychological therapies (e.g. counselling, brief solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing,), outreach support and where appropriate, work with families. All work will be delivered within an integrated multi-agency care planned approach. In addition to treatment delivery you will be expected to lead and support a team of young person substance misuse workers within their role and for the strategic development of the service. To be successful, you must have previous experience as a team leader, ideally within a young persons substance misuse service. Experience within a young persons substance misuse service either at drugs worker level or higher is essential. If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in the above please call Paul Coulson on 0207 625 5222.
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