Drug and Alcohol Practitioner Required: Bedfordshire
Closing Date: June 20th 2021
Recovery Focus – Aquarius Action Projects
Salary: £20,015.00 – £23,420 (under review) per annum.
Do you have an understanding of drug and alcohol related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with 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 Practitioner to join their Bedfordshire Young People’s service for maternity cover. Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by drugs and alcohol working closely with individuals, family and friends. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.
Your challenge? – To provide information and advice to individuals and groups, brief interventions and long term structured interventions to support young people who are using drugs and alcohol or being impacted by someone else’s use. You will be conducting assessments, risk assessments, care-planning and working directly with other services such as schools, social care, mental health services and youth offending. 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.
Due to extensive travel across the county, the successful candidate will be required to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.
The salary for this post is £20,015.00 – £23,420 (under review) per annum.
This post is a fixed term contract ending August 2022.
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