Aquarius Action Projects
Bedford, Bedford
£20,015 - £23,420 pa + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you have an understanding of drug and alcohol related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with 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.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Practitioner to join their Bedfordshire Young People’s service. Aquarius helps young people overcome the harms caused by drugs and alcohol working closely with individuals and families. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

Your challenge? –  to provide support to young people aged 5-19 who are using drugs and alcohol or being impacted by someone else’s use.  You will be conducting assessments, risk assessments, care-planning 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. As this is a countywide post, you will also need a driving licence and access to a car.

An energetic and confident self-starter, 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, 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 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.

This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

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

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.

Posted on: 08 January 2020
Closed date: 07 February 2020
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work