Choices Family Practitioner Required: Derby, Derbyshire


Closing date: 12th April 2021

The salary for this role is £20,015.00 per annum with potential progression up to £23,420.00 per annum.

Do you have an understanding of alcohol and health related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with adults and/or young people individually 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 Young Persons’ Practitioner.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Practitioner to join their Family Support service in Derby. Living with someone who has a drug or alcohol problem can be worrying and stressful and the service runs a young carers programme called Choices for young people age 10-18 years who are affected by a parent or carer’s alcohol or drug use. The service provides young people with a safe place for them to talk about their concerns and help them to develop coping strategies to manage difficult situations. As a Practitioner, you will deliver 1:1 and group interventions to young people in both community and school settings around a variety of topics. These will include confidence and self-esteem, hobbies, school (attending and enjoying), age appropriate drug & alcohol knowledge, how parental substance misuse can make young people feel, planning for their futures and positive peer and adult support.

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.

This is a full-time position, requiring the post-holder to work 37 hours per week. There are two posts available.

Both roles are a fixed-term post ending 31st March 2023.

The salary for this role is £20,015.00 per annum with potential progression up to £23,420.00 per annum.

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