Aquarius Practitioner Required: Telford, Shropshire


Closing date: 8th September 2020 

Recruiter: Recovery Focus

This is a permanent role requiring the postholder to work 37 hours per week.

The salary for this post is £20,015.00.

Do you have an understanding of substance misuse 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 a Practitioner.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Practitioner to join their team. Based in Shropshire, our Telford & Wrekin service helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling working closely with individuals, family and friends.

Your challenge? We are looking for a Practitioner to work with people who are effected by substance misuse, supporting them in reaching their recovery goal. You will be providing 1:1 support and telephone advice, assessment, brief or structured interventions to help clients achieve their recovery goals. Providing case management and working in an integrated care pathways and ensuring safeguarding issues are managed effectively.

An energetic and confident self-starter, you have 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’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 excellent record keeping and Microsoft Office.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 32 days’ holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

So, get inspired and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

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