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Birmingham, West Midlands (On-site)
£22,538 - £24,968 (pay under review)
Job description

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.

Right now, we’re looking for a self-motivated individual to join us at our Recovery Near You service. This is a substance misuse service that works with adults aged 18+ and is run in partnership with Nacro and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Your challenge? To join the Treatment Team and work with a case load of clients using psychosocial interventions to reduce substance misuse. When it comes to developing opportunities, initiatives and activities that support the development of a recovery community in the area the service operates, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

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.

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.

This is a rolling recruitment process. Candidates will be interviewed as and when they are shortlisted. 

To apply please visit our website and submit a CV and supporting statement which should clearly outline your skills and experience.

Aquarius was a subsidiary of Richmond Fellowship, with both organisations being 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. On 1st June 2024 Richmond Fellowship merged with Humankind to form a single organisation that provides the joined-up mental health, housing and drug and alcohol support we’ve all known has been needed for decades. At the same time, Aquarius became a subsidiary of Humankind, with no impact to terms and conditions of employment. In October 2024, Humankind will be renamed to reflect the new organisation, of which Aquarius will remain a subsidiary.

Posted on: 07 June 2024
Closed date: 12 June 2024 at 15:18
Job ref: JR007220
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development, Training, Advocacy, Social Work, Practitioner, Care Management