Are you a calm, organised and forward-thinking individual with experience supporting people with complex needs and who are, or have been, rough sleeping? 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? Welcome to Aquarius as an Engagement Navigator - Rough Sleepers.
Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for an Engagement Navigator to join their team. Based in the West Midlands, Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling working closely with individuals, family and friends.
Your main objective is to support individuals people aged 18-25 who are currently entrenched rough sleepers to move away from the streets into settled secure accommodation and to access the support they need to remain off the streets. You will achieve this by providing long-term, personalised support which is not time-limited and is flexible enough to meet the changing and complex needs of this client group.
You will allow increased access to key services, including health care, substance misuse services, accommodation and employment and develop the skills and capabilities of each individual. Keeping up to date with, and lead on, emerging clinical practice for the Service and project managing the implementation of any agreed changes within clinical practice, providing training where needed, are also key duties.
An energetic and confident self-starter, you will have a qualification in health/social care, youth and community work (e.g. NVQ Level 4 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies). Alternatively, we will consider candidates with experience of working in the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 4 Health and Social Care.
You will have proven experience of individual client work in an addictions or social care setting with adults/young people and sound knowledge of primary, secondary and other outreach settings and alcohol and health-related issues. An excellent communicator, both verbal and written, with strong interpersonal, networking and relationship-building skills, you will also have a flexible, professional and structured approach to your work and actively support the introduction of new ideas, methods and processes to your working practices. Aquarius would welcome applicants who have lived experience of homelessness or related issues.
The salary for this post is £23,420 - £26,804 dependant upon experience.
This post is offered as a full-time, fixed term contract ending July 2021.
The closing date for this post is 14th July 2020.
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.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.
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.