Solihull, West Midlands
£21,664 with progression to £24,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Contract, 6 month contract, Full-time
Job description

You have an understanding of homelessness, alcohol and health related issues, and experience of working with young people in an addictions, housing 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 Transitions Practitioner to join their team. Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS) is a partnership between four organisations jointly responsible for the delivery of the drug, alcohol, homelessness and gambling services, in the Borough of Solihull. At SIAS, we offer services for adults who use or are affected by substance use, homelessness and gambling.


This is an exciting post funded to develop and deliver a proactive engagement service to people at risk off offending aged 18-25 in order to prevent involvement in crime. The Team will be focused on delivering targeted support in order to encourage them into training, education and diversionary activities.


Your challenge? As a Practitioner you will be working specifically with 18-25 year old clients to support the delivery of interventions to prevent crime. You will support people who are vulnerably housed or homeless, supporting in outreach and working within various locations to support clients in addressing their substance needs, finding accommodation and being able to live independently.  


We are looking for 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, youth services or housing and homeless 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. 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 starting salary for this post is £21,664 with progression to £24,000 per annum.


The is a fixed term role for 6 month with the possibility of extension.


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


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.


Closing Date for applications is 15 December 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.


Posted on: 01 December 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Practitioner