Targeted Intervention Worker, Medway

Targeted Intervention Worker (Substance Misuse)
Location – Medway (Secured Schools)
Hours – 15 hours per week
Working Pattern – 1 weekday 11-7pm, 1 day over the weekend 9-5pm
Salary – £25,000 per annum pro rata
Closing date – 30th May 2024

Do you wish to develop further into a career in substance misuse support?  Do you have experience in helping vulnerable people making changes in their lives?  If so, have you thought about working for Open Road?

What it’s like to work for Open Road
Open Road provides drug and alcohol treatment services and offender support services across Essex & Kent including a range of interventions that deliver mentoring, advice and information programmes. Accredited with Investing In Volunteers, our mission is to empower a diverse range of individuals, families and communities to lead healthy and more meaningful lives, free from addiction, offending behaviour and disadvantage, to ensure healthier, happier lifestyles.

Job Summary & Purpose

The young person’s substance misuse worker will work as part of an integrated service model in partnership with Oasis and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (C &NWL) to deliver the substance misuse element to the young people in custody. This will involve the delivery of a range of planned and unplanned interventions and programmes that engage with the use of drugs and alcohol and the substance misuse as a component of risk-taking behaviour and promoting health and emotional wellbeing.

Benefits to you
– £25,000 per annum pro rata
– 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays pro rata, plus your Birthday off
– Royal London Pension and Death in Service benefit
– Access to our in-house Organisational Training Plan, and full training tailored to your development needs

Open Road has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please click here – Working for Open Road – Benefits 2024

What you need
– To have relevant professional qualification i.e. Youth and Community, Counselling, Social Work or NVQ4 Health and Social Care or equivalent.

– Have experience of working within substance misuse service with a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services.

– To have experience in delivering assessments and developing and implementing care plans with young people.

– The ability to accurately update and maintain records, undertake risk assessments and deliver structured interventions.

– The ability to work with and manage challenging behaviour and maintain confidentiality at all times.

– Must be flexible as the service requirements may include some weekend and evening work that will be discussed in advance.

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service at Adults and Children Enhanced level.


Please use the following link to complete our online application form.  Prior to starting please ensure you have all of the relevant information to hand.  Take time to review the job pack below as the shortlisting will be carried out with the Job Description and Person Specification in mind.

Open Road Application Form (online form)

Open Road Equal Opportunities Form (online form) 

Alternatively, you can use this link to complete the form via word and email to

Open Road Application Form

Open Road Equal Opportunities Form

Job Pack

Job Description

Person Specification


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