Aquarius Practitioner Required: Derby, East Midlands


Location: Victoria House

Contract: Full Time

Ref: JR001296

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a 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 structured interventions and groups programmes to support clients through treatment who have both drug and alcohol problems into detox programmes and rehabilitation. 

You will be conducting assessments, risk assessments and working directly with other services such as primary care, social care and others.

You will manage a case load of clients who are High Impact Users (High number of alcohol related A&E admissions).

  One of the main roles will be engage this high risk group and work with them to reduce their chaotic lifestyles and aiming to reduce their hospital admissions.

There will also be some general key working attached to this role  The successful candidate must have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work with other agencies both face to face, email and via telephone.

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

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