Birmingham, West Midlands
£23,420 - £26,804 pa + excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

You have experience of working in the substance misuse field and professional qualification in health / social care, youth and community work. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Practitioner.

Our Aquarius Cares service supports young people who have are currently in care or at risk of going to care and they have been affected by someone’s substance misuse and/or mental health. We have received 1 year extra funding for a Practitioner to focus on working young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.

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. As a Practitioner you will deliver Aquarius’ 12 session ‘Choices’ resilience-building programme will be delivered to each young person by the practitioner. This includes: assessments/action plan, healthy relationships and conflict resolution, , identifying social networks, building resilience, managing emotions and understanding emotions,  removing blame, self-protection, and drugs/alcohol, setting goals, young-carers support, mental health, self identity and self-esteem. A core part of the role will be to provide intensive family support – working with the whole family, parents, siblings, grandparents as well as other significant people in the young person’s life and a multi-disciplinary team (including social workers). Offering support around the more practical elements is also essential to this role, ensuring the young person is engaged with all the necessary health care professionals and is encouraged to engage with wide range of positive activities.

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 role is available on a fixed-term basis until 31st August 2021.

The post-holder will be expected to work 37 hours per week.

The salary for this role is £23,420.00 - £26,804.00 per annum.

Closing date: 15th July 2020

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.

Posted on: 02 July 2020
Closed date: 15 July 2020
Tags: Practitioner