You have an understanding of substance misuse and associated health and social issues and experience of working with 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 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, we’re looking for a self-motivated individual to join us at our service in Northampton. NGAGE with Aquarius is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18 in Northamptonshire. Our service provides information, education, advice and support to young people in relation to drug and alcohol use. Your challenge? To identify and support the needs of young people who use substances, or are affected by a parents or carers substance use, at the earliest opportunity to prevent the need for more intensive intervention. You will deliver a range of intervention methods and deliver interventions to young people across a range of sites, including home visits, schools and community venues on an outreach basis to maximise access and engagement. You will also be expected to maintain written records and data as well as work effectively and positively as a team member.
An energetic and confident self-starter, you have a qualification in health/social care, youth and community care (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. What’s more, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and the ability to write client records and report and fulfil data requirements.
The salary for this role is £21,664.00 with progression to £24,000.00 per annum.
This is a permanent 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.
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.
The closing date for this post is 10th December 2021 (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).