Alcohol Practitioner Required: Derby, Derbyshire


Do you have an understanding of alcohol and health related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with adults or young people in an addictions or social care setting?

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?

Then join us as an Alcohol Practitioner.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for an Alcohol Practitioner to join their Derby service.

Based in the East Midlands, Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling working closely with individuals, family and friends.

But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

 Your challenge?

To provide advice, assessments, brief and structured interventions and group programmes.

As a practitioner in this role you will be the initial contact for referrals into the service, conducting initial assessments via telephone, face to face and offering relevant and appropriate advice, harm minimisation, risk assessment and management, actioning onward referrals to partner agencies. You will also be required to manage a small caseload

An energetic and confident self-starter, you will be required to hold 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.

As well as good knowledge of alcohol/drug and health related issues, you will be used to liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and comfortable engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings.

You will have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality, excellent record keeping and  a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

The salary for this post is £20,015.00 – £23,420 dependant upon experience

This post is offered as a fixed term contract ending 31st March 2020.

This is a full time post at 37 hours per week.

Closing Date: 26th September 2019

Interviews will be held on: 7th  October 2019

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