Drug and Alcohol Recovery Practitioner

    Applications closing date: 29/09/2023
    Telford, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Job Salary
    £22,538 - £24,968
    West Midlands


    Do you have an understanding of substance use and associated health and social issues? Do you have experience of working in an addictions or social care setting? All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Practitioner.

    Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Practitioner to join the service in Telford. Telford STaRS is for anyone (children and young people from 10+ and adults 18+) who is using, or affected by the problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol.

    Your challenge? To provide advice, assessments, brief and structured interventions and group programmes. As a Practitioner in this role you will be the initial contact for referrals into the service, conducting initial assessments via telephone, face to face and offering relevant and appropriate advice, harm minimisation, family interventions risk assessment and management, actioning onward referrals to partner agencies. You will also be required to manage a caseload.

    An energetic and confident self-starter, you have a qualification in health/social care, youth and community work (e.g. NVQ Level 3 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies). Alternatively, we’ll consider candidates with experience of working in the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.

    As well as good knowledge of alcohol/drug and health related issues, you're used to liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and comfortable engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings. You will also have the ability to collaborate and work professionally with service users, families and external agencies to provide a service which maximises outcomes for service users.

    What’s more, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent record keeping and Microsoft Office.

    In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 32 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme and employee assistance programme, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

    This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. This is a full time role requiring the post holder to work 37 hours per week.

    To apply please use the link below and submit a CV and supporting statement which should clearly outline your skills and experience.

    Closing Date for applications is 29 September 2023 (we reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).

    We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.

    Aquarius, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence.

    We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

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