Youth Worker Apprentice - Substance Misuse

Location Huddersfield-West Yorkshire
Job ID 2022-7315
Number of Vacancies Remaining
Children, Young People & Family Service
Type of Contract
Fixed term employee
Duration (# of months)
Contracted Hours Per Week
Salary Range (pro rata if part time)
ILW / OLW /Fringe
N/A - Outside London Weighting Area
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An incredibly exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Base on a 2-year Youth Work Apprenticeship in the role of Youth Worker Apprentice - Substance Misuse.


The apprenticeship is expected to start in September 2022


The Base Kirklees are a confidential drug and alcohol service for young people aged up to the age of 21. We offer advice and support to young people in who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol. This support offered includes specialist care planned interventions, brief interventions, targeted group work, outreach, and training. The service also offers support to children and young people impacted by the substance use of a loved one (Hidden Harm). The service works in a holistic way and works closely with local partners in ensuring a multi-agency approach to supporting children and young people.  


We are looking for a Youth Worker Apprentice who will work as a Youth Support Worker Apprentice specialising in substance misuse amongst young people. You will be required to complete a 2-year training programme that will cover all aspects of the role and will be delivered through attendance at college or other distance learning methods delivered by UCAN. You will complete a Level 3 Youth Support Worker Apprenticeship; upon completion you will gain a Level 3 Youth Support Worker Qualification.

Duties of the role will include

  • Supporting drop-ins within schools, colleges and other partner agencies.
  • Supporting the direct delivery of group work, targeted and non-targeted.
  • Conducting outreach alongside the existing team and the Kirklees Detached Youth Work team.
  • Promotional events/work within educational and other settings.
  • Offering peer support to young people who enter service.
  • Some administration work and supporting social media.
  • A potential for supporting and delivering 1:1 work.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a Willingness and ability to complete a Level 3 Youth Support Worker qualification and a willingness to complete an initial assessment in Maths, English and ICT and undertake Maths and English functional skills if required.


Candidates will also need to demonstrate experience of working with young people in either a paid or unpaid capacity and a knowledge of issues facing young people today.


For Recruitment Purposes: In order to be shortlisted for this job you will need to demonstrate in your application how you meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the essential criteria.


Please refer to the job description for more details and essential criteria for the role. 


Salary Range (pro rata if part time)


ILW / OLW /Fringe

N/A - Outside London Weighting Area

Interview Date


Closing Date


If you have any questions on this opportunity that you would like to talk through please contact us using the below details:

Angie Schofield |


This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.


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