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Aquarius
Multiple Locations
£20,015 with potential progression to £23,420 per annum + excellent benefits

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Witney, Oxfordshire
£20,015 with potential progression to £23,420 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Do you have an understanding of substance use and associated health and social issues? Do you have experience of working with children and young people 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 Drug & Alcohol Practitioner.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Practitioner to join their children and Young Peoples’ team in Oxfordshire. You will also work alongside the Children Social Care and Early Help team for Oxfordshire County Council. Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling, working closely with individuals, family and friends. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

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, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

The successful candidate can be based in either Oxford City & Abingdon or Witney.

The successful candidate will have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

This is a permanent role requiring the individual to work 37 hours per week. However, there may be some flexibility in being able to accommodate 30 hours per week.


The salary for this post is £20,015 with potential progression to £23,420 per annum.

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.

Closing date is 18th March 2021. (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).

So, get inspired and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

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Posted on: 05 March 2021
Closing date: 18 March 2021
Tags: Support Worker,Practitioner
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