Drug and Alcohol Recovery Practitioner: Telford, Shropshire


Closing Date: 28th April 2021

This is a fixed-term role for 12 months.

The post-holder will be required to work 37 hours per week.

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

Do you have an understanding of substance use and associated health and social issues? Do you have experience of working 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 Practitioner.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Practitioner to join the service in Telford. Telford STaRS is for anyone (children and young people from 10+ and adults 18+) who is using, or affected by the problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol.

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, family interventions risk assessment and management, actioning onward referrals to partner agencies. You will also be required to manage a caseload.

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. You will also have the ability to collaborate and work professionally with service users, families and external agencies to provide a service which maximises outcomes for service users. What’s more, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent record keeping and Microsoft Office.

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