Children and Family Support Worker

June 18, 2024
£27.4 - £31.5 / year

Job Description



Change Grow Live is a charity that believes it can make a difference in the lives of its service users by providing support and respect in a secure atmosphere, recognising each user as an individual, and working with them to identify the best treatment and care alternatives.

Our team members embody our core values of being open, empathetic, and brave on a daily basis to achieve our purpose of empowering individuals to transform their lives, grow, and reach their greatest potential.

Rise Up in Sefton is recruiting for a Community Prevention and Education Practitioner.

Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the post holder will provide and coordinate education and training programmes. These will be delivered in classrooms, workshops, and online (e-learning) to assist colleagues, partner agencies, local businesses, carers, youth, and community organisations.

The job holder will deliver training, such as how to assess Young People Substance Misuse utilising our “What’s the Score?” triage. They will also provide training on quick interventions for drug and alcohol usage. It will assist the student appreciate the broader consequences of drug and alcohol usage. In addition, the post holder will oversee the delivery of annual training packages based on the needs of the local community and workforce.

The post holder will work across a variety of services within the Sefton footprint, particularly in educational institutions, but also in GP practices and primary care settings, health and social care agencies, and in larger community settings.

In addition, you will help to create ties with the larger community network and Community Groups, which will involve social media marketing. You will assist Service User Involvement, Peer Mentors, and Volunteers in the training and development of Service User Representatives, Recovery Graduates, and Volunteers.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly within an agreed-upon amount of hours and across operating sites as needed.

Where: Sefton.

Hours: 37.5 each week.

Salary range: £27,449.53 – £31,529.41 pro rata (based on experience).


Key Activities

  • To create and give training in brief interventions regarding alcohol, substance use, and prevention.
  • To develop and deliver community education initiatives across Sefton partnership to raise knowledge, understanding, and resilience, to eliminate stigma, and to promote early intervention and service signposting.
  • Under the direction of the Team Leader, proactively seek and develop opportunities to deliver education and preventative interventions throughout Sefton, including partnership agencies, community organisations, businesses, and other groups.
  • To promote harm reduction from alcohol and substances, including cannabis and novel psychoactive substances, by establishing and maintaining ties with partner agencies and local support services.

About You:

  • You will be required to work across many operational sites in the area as needed, as well as to be flexible within an agreed-upon amount of hours, in order to provide the best level of service possible. This will require evening and weekend work.
  • Take responsibility for personal development, identify your training needs, and participate in frequent monitoring and appraisal.
  • Knowledge and expertise in establishing and leading health and social care services
  • Expertise in collaborating, managing relationships, and developing pathways and protocols.
  • Capability to lead, motivate, and develop
  • Demonstrates the ability to foster positive work environments and relationships that align with CGL values.

What we’ll provide you:

  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays), increasing by one day for each year of service.
  • Paid ‘Wellness’ hour each week, as well as a ‘Wellness’ hub and an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Contributory pension programme.
  • A wide range of perks, including savings on shopping, movie tickets, vacations, and more.
  • A warm and supportive team.
  • Training, professional development, and advancement chances

Please read the accompanying Job Description and Role Specifics for a more complete explanation of responsibilities and person specifications.

If you are interested in starting your adventure with Change Grow Live, we would love to speak with you.

If you require sponsorship, please be aware that this position is not eligible for a Health and Care Worker visa. You may be qualified for sponsorship through the Skilled Worker method, but you must fulfil the minimum salary requirements for the position. You may learn more here.Skilled Worker Visa Overview – GOV.UK (

Salary Range (pro-rata for part-time)

CGL points 23–28 (£27,449.52–£31,529.41)

ILW / OLW/Fringe

N/A – Outside the London Weighting Area.

Interview Date


The closing date


If you have any questions about this opportunity that you would want to discuss, please contact us using the following information:

Mike Clements |, 07717701831

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will conduct an enhanced level check for this position.