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Substance Misuse Caseworker Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £24,544.15

Substance Misuse Caseworker

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £24,544.15 |
Posted: 21 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 5 Jul 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11983

Role Responsibility:

Substance Misuse Caseworker

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary £24,544.15 per annum

Permanent, Full-time, 40 hours per week

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, on-site canteen, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and ongoing training and development

At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.

Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.

Job Outline:

To plan for, support with, and deliver high quality, effective therapeutic interventions tailored to the needs of those engaging in services through 1-1’s and/or Group Work. To keep timely and accurate records of assessment, planning and engagement, ensuring that KPI’s are reported accurately each month.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide the services key activities: assessments, implementation, monitoring and review of Young People’s Care plans. 
  • Support in providing and delivering a range of psychosocial intervention and other evidence based intervention to reduce risk relating to substances both to self and others, including offending related behaviours, engendering positive change for individuals.
  • Train, support, guide and advice relevant stakeholders, external agencies and parents/carers, on substance misuse and its associated risks as well as  links to offending to ensure a coordinated professional approach, which meets the young people’s substance misuse needs.
  • To manage a Caseload, ensuring a programme of care is in place for all with an identified need. To also liaise with community partners to optimise through care provision, delivering a range of services as part of a multi-agency approach to meet the young people’s needs.
  • Make representation in meetings (internal and external) to advocate for and promote the wellbeing of those involved with the service. To share practice and support others.
  • To complete administrative tasks as necessary to effectively support and carry out role. To provide support to the wider team and manager in tasks as necessary and reasonably requested.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture to achieve and maintain recognition as a British Safety Council 5 Star business unit.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Recognised qualification
  • Experience of working with young people with substance misuse problems

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing


At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.

For more information on Oakhill Secure Training Centre please visit,

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.

Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​

To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

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