Wolverhampton, West Midlands
£21,664.00 with progression to £24,000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
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.

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.

An exciting opportunity for Practitioner has arisen in SPOC (Single Point of Contact team) in our Recovery Near You service in Wolverhampton. Your challenge? To provide advice, screening, brief and comprehensive assessments with individual, families or couples using our service. You will also provide brief interventions, offer support to our service users and make referrals if necessary. Maintaining written records and data as well as participation in service promotion and liaising with agencies are also key elements of the role.

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. You will have experience in disseminating and communicating appropriate substance misuse information to professionals and sharing best practice. You should also have experience of partnership working as well as the ability to maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders from a wide range of services and disciplines. 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 post is £21,664.00 with progression to £24,000.00 per annum.

This is a this is a fixed term post that ends on 31 August 2022.

This is a fulltime post requiring the postholder 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 10 December 2021  (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received)

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits?


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Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closing date: 10 December 2021
Tags: Practitioner
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