Substance Misuse Officer/Worker

Location Lambeth
Job type Contract
Salary £24.51 - 24.51 per hour
Contact Nicole Green
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Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced Substance Misuse Officer to work full-time based in Lambeth.

The pay rate for this locum Substance Misuse Officer is £24.51 per hour (assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.


  • The focus of Substance Misuse Officer (YOS) will be to work with Young People up to the age of 18 who are engaged in the Criminal Justice System.
  • As post holder of this role you will, contribute to the overall aims of the YOS to prevent offending by children and young people by working with young people whose substance misuse is related to their offending.
  • Undertake high quality assessments of YOS young people and devise intervention plans to address any identified needs.
  • Manage the stream of referrals from YOS case Officers and ensure a timely response, and Collate performance data and produce reports as to the throughput and effectiveness of interventions.
  • Raise staff awareness, knowledge and understanding about substances, their use and effects using presentations, activities and group learning as appropriate.
  • Act as the main link between the Youth Offending Service and local drug services. This includes implementing initiatives developed with external providers on joint YOS and partners.
  • To work within the standard protocols for Lambeth YOS, Lambeth Council, legislative, National Guidelines and best practice.

Requirements of the Substance Misuse Officer:

  • Recent experience working within a substance misuse role
  • Must have recognised qualification in work with children or young people.

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive substance misuse knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel Islands

This Substance Misuse Officer job is advertised by Nicole Green; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.