Our Birmingham Young People’s Service provides holistic support service for under 18s with needs related to substance misuse, including those that are affected by their parent’s substance misuse. The purpose of the role is to engage young people in a variety of interventions, using a young person-centred approach, empowering them to reduce risk, increase resilience and achieve positive outcomes.
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.
All Complex Needs Practitioners work flexibly across the community and within our multi-agency partnership settings. The caseload will include a mixture of community and multi-agency referral pathways including health, social care, schools and youth justice.
A core part of the role will be working with young people and their families to address holistic support needs across all aspects of the young person’s wellbeing. This could include diverse work related to knife crime, 5 step family work, exploitation, physical and emotional health as well as substance misuse.
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. Experience of liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and engaging effectively with clients in a variety of settings is essential. You’ll also need a flexible approach, excellent record keeping and report writing skills and a willingness to work flexibly across the community and within our multi-agency partnership settings, on an outreach basis, with a central hub base at our head office.
This post is available on a fixed term contract basis ending March 2022. It is full-time, requiring the post-holder to work 37 hours per week.
The salary for this role is £23,420-£26,804 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 for applications is 30th June 2021. (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.