Birmingham, West Midlands

£16,042 pa + excellent benefits, incl. Smartphone

Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

You have a good understanding of the harm caused by alcohol and drug use to adults, young people, children, families and society and a sympathetic approach to people who misuse them. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Support Worker.

Right now, we’re looking for someone like you to join our team in Birmingham that offers gambling services to adults, and supports those affected by gambling. Your challenge? To provide advice and support to clients whilst undertaking triage assessments over the phone. And, all the while, we’ll expect you to operate in a way that recognises and values diversity and understands the functional model of gambling, the Recovery Agenda and the problems caused by gambling.

Preferably with a NVQ 2/3 in Social Care, or willing to attain this, you are used to working to policy and procedural requirements that include child protection, vulnerable adults, confidentiality and health & safety. We’ll also be looking for good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to maintain accurate records and fulfil data requirements. A flexible approach is important too, as is a commitment to taking a client centred approach to providing services and working in a way that recognises and values diversity.

Please note, the post holder would be required to work sleep in shifts once a week.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? Apply now via our website.

This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

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.