Applications closing date: 30/01/2022
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Work Hours
    37 hours a week
    Job Salary
    £21,664 - £24,000
    Salary Units
    East Midlands


    Do you have an understanding of drug and alcohol related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with adults or young people in an addictions or social care setting?

    Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Practitioner.

    Aquarius is part of Recovery Focus, 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.

    Right now, Aquarius is looking for two Alcohol Practitioners to join their alcohol treatment service. Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by drugs and alcohol working closely with individuals, family and friends. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

    Your challenge? To provide information and advice to individuals and groups, brief interventions and long term structured interventions to support young people who are using drugs and alcohol or being impacted by someone else’s use. You will be conducting assessments, risk assessments, careplanning and working directly with other services such as schools, social care, mental health services and youth offending. The successful candidate must have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work with other agencies both face to face, email and via telephone.

    An energetic and confident selfstarter, you will be required to hold 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, well 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 will be 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 have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality, excellent record keeping and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    More information

    The salary for this post is £21,664 with progression to £24,000 per annum.

    This is a permanent full-time role requiring the post holder to work 37 hours per week.

    Closing Date for applications is 30 January 2022 (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.Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview, please contact the recruitment team to discuss.

    It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.

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