Young Persons Worker - CYJS - We Are With You


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Young Persons Worker - CYJS

Location: LA1 1AA, Lancaster

Salary: £22,687 to £31,762.50 per annum

Open from: Fri 1st, Mar 2024 until Sun 24th, Mar 2024

Status: Closed

Vacancies: 1

Job Description

Do you have a great rapport with young people? Are you passionate about educating and supporting them to navigate their way through the many issues they face today?  If so, this job could be exactly what you're looking for....

Our Young Persons Worker teams offer vital support, training, and education to young people in their locality. They work with other agencies and professionals to safeguard their young clients, working with their families too where appropriate.

The work can be challenging but it's always rewarding and at With You, you'll be part of an amazing team making a real difference to people's lives. 

Please note, this role will be based in North Lancashire as part of the Child and Young Justice Service (CYJS) Team

Working hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Access to a vehicle and a full UK driving licence is essential for this role

Please note that this role may close early should sufficient applications be received, so early application is advised

As a Young Persons Worker, you'll be supporting a caseload of young people who are experiencing difficulties with substance misuse. You'll work with them to access their needs, develop care plans, deliver a variety of treatments and/or refer them to other specialist support when needed.

You'll also be proactively engaging with young people to provide them with the support, training, education and guidance they need to better understand the implication of the situations they may face and the decision they may take

Required Skills

To be able to do this job successfully, you will have:

  • excellent relationship building skills with a range of people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • the ability to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, sharing your skills knowledge and experience
  • good organisational skills to be able to manage your time effectively, prioritising your work and being able to cope with the pressure of competing demands  
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including engaging delivery of presentations
  • the ability to record and maintain accurate case details and in a timely manner
  • effective IT skills, able to use different packages and digital media

This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced level DBS and barred lists check.

Desirable Skills

While they are not essential, the following would be an advantage to candidates;

  • a qualification in substance misuse, mental health, psychology, nursing or youth work
  • experience of working within Children's Social Care
  • Knowledge of parenting skills and issues

About The Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that are veterans and meet all the essential criteria for a role. 

With You is also a Disability Confident Employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with a disability and meet all the essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.



  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
  • Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
  • Access to a Blue Light Card - giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing
  • We have an excellent Refer a Friend scheme which offers you a £500 bonus for any recommendations, any role! Our scheme allows you to recommend your friends and family to work with us and earn a £500 bonus payment for every successful referral you make. Please note, the Refer a Friend scheme is only applicable if your recommended friend completes their 6 months probation period

Should you be successful in your application, you will be required to provide 3 years' worth of references and where applicable, will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check

Additional Information

Please note that this role may close early should sufficient applications be received, so early application is advised
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