Leatherhead, Surrey (On-site)
£27,000 per year
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

Our Young People and Families hub works with those in trouble, providing early intervention, targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems. Services support people no matter what their situation – and have demonstrated a high success rate.

Job Description

You will be part of a team of passionate individuals who are committed to supporting children and young people with substance misuse issues.  You will have an opportunity to make a difference to young lives, building trusting and positive relationships, keeping the young person at the centre of all that we do and ultimately supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes.

You will provide appropriate specialist or targeted substance misuse support, and interventions to a pre-defined caseload of young people who are referred by means of effective assessment, care planning and risk management.

Main responsibilities will be:

  • Developing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on care plans, YPORS risk assessments and outcomes throughout the young person’s treatment journey providing appropriate care and support of individuals accessing the service.
  • Providing family interventions and supporting parents and carers of service users and those wishing to access our services.
  • Promoting and supporting service user involvement through facilitation of service user groups and activities and supporting volunteers participation within the service.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies and promoting effective dialogue, referral and care pathways between agencies, families and schools.
  • Working in partnership with statutory and third sector agencies, to support young people with substance misuse issues to achieve positive outcomes and to live safe, happy and healthy lives
  • Providing harm minimisation and drugs education activities and supporting individuals and groups in schools and other services.

Job Description


  • Relevant qualification in either youth work studies, counselling qualification and/or skills, health and social care or equivalent.

Essential Criteria

Understanding of relevant children and young people policies.

Knowledge of Substance misuse and associated risks and harms

  • Experience of working with young people who are experiencing substance misuse issues
  • Experience of working with young people and providing harm reduction interventions
  • Previous experience of working with challenging and hard to engage young people
  • Broad knowledge working with young people in group and one-to-one settings.
  • Skilled at delivering one to one interventions and group work to young people

Person Specification

Additional information

Catch22 is committed to staff recruie.tment and retention and offers a range of training, learning and development opportunities.  Your continuous professional development is as important to us as it is to you.

  • Hours of Work: 37
  • Salary:  Up to £27,000 depending on knowledge and experience  
  • Level of Disclosure & Barring Service check required: Enhanced

This role can involve regular travel across Surrey, however this post is specifically to cover the North West of Surrey: Staines, Epsom and Ewell, and Elmbridge, you will therefore need to have use of a vehicle, with an up-to-date driving licence, MOT and Business Insurance. There may also be occasional travel around the UK.

Our main office is in Leatherhead; the role does allow for flexible/remote homeworking.

Some out of hours working will be required, including occasional weekends and some evenings when necessary in order to meet the needs of the client group.

Catch22 is committed to staff recruitment and retention and offers a range of training, learning and development opportunities.  Your continuous professional development is as important to us as it is to you.


Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

Catch22 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

More about Catch22

Catch22 is a social business, a not for profit business with a social mission. For over 200 years we have designed and delivered services that ... Read more

Refreshed on: 30 January 2022
Closed date: 12 February 2022 at 23:59
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