Young Persons Targeted Intervention Worker, Southend

Young Person’s Targeted Intervention Worker
Location – Southend
Hours – 37.5 – Monday – Friday
Salary / Band – £24,000 per annum

Closing date – 24th May 2024

The Young Person’s service provides a substance misuse service to young people up to 18 and a transition service for those aged 18 to 30.

What you’ll be doing
The Young Person’s Targeted Intervention Worker will work with young people, families and professionals in the community to raise awareness and provide specialised support around substance misuse across a variety of settings. You will work with young people to help them understand the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse, supporting them to make informed decisions, and encourage and increase referrals into the service.

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.

Benefits to you
– £24,000 per annum
– 25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays, 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

Although this role is based in our Southend Centre, we have an optional blended approach between office and home working for the majority of our roles, after completion of probation.

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 NVQ3 Health and Social Care or equivalent and/or have experience of working within substance misuse service with a clear understanding of the need for and ability to deliver quality services.
– To be able evidence relevant training, understanding and knowledge of low intensity psychosocial interventions including Motivational interviewing (MI) and Node-link mapping.
– Understanding of issues relating to substance and misuse and young people and the principles of harm minimisation.

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service at Enhanced Adult/Child 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

Open Road values and respects the diversity and individual differences of our services users, staff and our volunteers.

Job Pack

YP Targeted Intervention Worker Job Description

YP Targeted Intervention Worker Person Specification

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