Prevention and Engagement Worker

Salary: £22,687.00 to £30,250.00 per annum Position: Full Time Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Posted: 15-08-22 Job Type: Contract

Job Description:

Does being able to motivate and engage people come second nature to you?

Are you able to use your knowledge, skills and experience to effectively assess and manage risk? 

If you are interested in working in the substance misuse field and share We Are With You values of being committed, professional and determined, we’d love to hear from you.

You will be joining an experienced team of fellow professionals who work hard to support each other and deliver exceptional care to our service users.

We have an exciting position in our Prevention and Engagement team within our Stoke-on-Trent Partnership service. The role will involve working within our prevention and engagement team, completing assessments with service users, as well as providing intervention such as harm reduction and working with the Needle and Syringe Programme.

You will need to be an excellent communicator and good team player. Being able to motivate and engage people is key - as well and competently assess and manage risk.

Ideally you will have experience of working in a health social care/ substance misuse setting. You will need to be an excellent communicator and a good team player. Being able to motivate and engage people is key - as well as competently being able to asses and manage risk. You will also embody the guiding principles of We Are With You - Collaborative, Ethical, Inspiring, Resilient, Self-Challenging.

As a Prevention and Engagement Worker, you will be working in close partnership with other health care professionals, partner agencies, service commissioners, and internal clinical/mental health teams to ensure that service users receive prompt advice and treatment.

A key element of the role will be to assist in the delivery of an integrated service by completing assessments, recovery plans, referrals, support, care coordination and appropriate interventions (e.g. psychosocial, pharmacotherapy, harm reduction). 

You’ll also be able to confidently and expertly assess service users, carrying out triage and comprehensive assessment, as required and making appropriate onward referrals to specialist agencies. 

This is a fixed term role until 30th June 2023.  The provisional interview is the 13th July 2022.

Essential Skills:

  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • OCN/NVQ level 3 orequivalent or willing to achieve this within 12 months
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the health, social care, criminal justice or other specialist setting
  • Successful track record ofworking with substance misuse service users
  •  Knowledge and understanding of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for service users
  • Knowledge and understanding of group Working:                                                                                  - Assessment, care planning and key working
    - Harm reduction
    - Issues affecting substance misusers
    - Rehabilitation
    - Solution-focused Brief Therapy
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Desired Skills

  • Administrative/ IT qualification
  • Experience of working for a voluntary organisation

About 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.