Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £21,141.00 - £23,197.00 gross per year
  • Glasgow


JOB TITLE:  Multiple Risk Prevention and Education Worker

Hours:       21 hours per week including some evenings and weekends  

The post is temporary and is funded until 31st March 2020

Flexible working, part-time hours, or job-sharing arrangements will be considered for the right candidate

SALARY:     £21,141 - £23,197  (Pro rata)


The Multiple Risk Prevention and Education Worker will support the Service Coordinator  to implement, monitor and evaluate a holistic, person-centred programme that identifies and supports 12-18 year olds who are engaging in risky behaviours.


The Multiple Risk Prevention and Education Worker reports to the Service Coordinator.


The postholder will:

• Support young people engaged in multiple risky behaviours to access the, person centred 1-2-1 and group work programme

• Support children and young people exposed to risk taking behaviours to increase their decision making skills, learn about risks, and improve their mental wellbeing

• Implement support resources that compliment the person centred multiple risk service

• Achieve the outputs and outcomes outlined in the service specification.

• Support individuals to engage in GCA’s services, including counselling, groupwork and individual one-to-one support.

• Facilitate programmes and participate in the development and design of the programme to ensure that it is responsive to needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families.

• Establish and maintain constructive joint working relationships with other service

providers and key partners, as indicated by successful cross referrals and positive feedback from service providers and partners.

• Routinely and systematically engage clients in planning and delivering improvements in services.

• Record and evaluate the effectiveness of the Multiple Risk Programme in accordance with GCA guidelines and procedures.

• Promote consistent practice and standards in relation to Multiple Risk Prevention and Education Practice.


1.Manage key worker responsibilities for a caseload of children/young people

2.To liaise with other agencies as appropriate in relation to individual clients and their needs.

3.To maintain case records and other records in accordance with the service guidelines, procedures and protocols.

4.To work as part of the team and contribute to its development.

5.Ensure effective, efficient and economic use of resources.

6.Keep up-to-date with current thinking and best practice in the alcohol and drug field and apply this to the development of the service.

7.Work closely with other Teams to ensure effective communication and integration of the service.

8.Ensure that best evidence and best practice is applied within the service at all times.

9.To keep records in accordance with GCA guidelines and procedures.

10.To carry out any other duties as required.


Multiple Risk Prevention and Education Worker

E = Essential   D = Desirable


- Community Education Certificate - D
- Health Education/Promotion Certificate - D
- Social Services and Health Care - D
- Clean current UK driving license - D
- Counselling Qualification -D


- Good written and verbal communication skills - E
- Good interpersonal skills - E
- Planning and co-ordination skills - E
- Counselling Skills for therapeutic interventions - E
- Time Management - E
- Education and training skills - D
- Team working skills -E
- Networking  - E


- Working with vulnerable children, young people and families - E
- Education and group work - E
- Working in the alcohol and drug field - D
- Multiple risk and resilience building - E
- Developing strong partnerships - E
- Youth development  - D


- Alcohol, drug, tobacco and antisocial behaviours - D
- Social model of health - E
- Multiple risk - E
- Resilience theory - E


- Proactive - E
- Self-directed - E
- Self-motivating -E
- Enthusiasm for working in innovative ways - E



Closing date for applications - Thursday 25th July 2019, 12 noon

Date of shortlist meeting to select candidates for interview - Wednesday 31st July 2019

Date of interviews  Tuesday 13th August  2019 and Wednesday 14th August  2019

Date for feedback for candidates selected for interview - Thursday 22nd August 2019 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Date of appointment September 2019 or by negotiation

N.B If you have not received a phonecall inviting to interview by 12 noon on Friday 2nd August 2019 your application has not been successful.

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