For an informal discussion, please contact Alex Cooter, Adolescent Health Service Manager on 01273 296371.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join ru-ok?, Brighton& Hove's Under 18s Substance Use & Sexual Health Service, within our evolving and vibrant Adolescent Service.
As part of the Families, Children & Learning directorate, you will take a relationship based and whole family approach to the work, whilst respecting service-user confidentiality. You will work closely with partner agencies, most notably social work, well-being services and schools, to identify and meet children & young people's needs. Our service works alongside other disciplines, including youth offending, family therapy and social work teams. We take a creative and innovative approach in responding to young people's needs, focussing on the effectiveness of trusting relationships, particularly with those young people with experience of trauma and attachment difficulties. This can require workers to utilise their skills and knowledge whilst undertaking tasks which may sit outside traditional specialist roles. You will play a role in a "Team Around the Worker" model, which would involve you receiving or offering specialist support and guidance within complex helping networks.
The post holder will manage much of the work of the service's Tier 2 provision, which includes school-based drug, alcohol and sexual health services and diversionary projects. You will deliver training across the city and within the service and will have access to the council's comprehensive learning and development offer.
The Advanced Practitioner will have a relevant professional qualification and two years' experience of working in Tier 3 substance use services. The post involves managerial duties, including staff supervision, alongside delivering substance use treatment to a small caseload of children & young people and supporting families and professionals
You will have had substantial experience of working with adolescents, including experience and knowledge of risk assessment, safeguarding procedures and child development. You will also have provided supervision to staff. For full details of essential criteria, please see attached job description and person specification.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
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Application form and Supporting Statement - We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the essential criteria within the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Interview date: Friday 13th December 2019.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.