Family Practitioner (Solihull): West Midlands


Recovery Focus

The salary for this post is £21,881 with progression to £24,240 per annum.

This is a permanent full-time role requiring the post-holder to work 37 hours per week.

You have experience of working in the substance misuse field and professional qualification in health/social care, youth and community work. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a Family Practitioner.

Right now, we’re looking for someone like you to join our team in Solihull. Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS) is a partnership that includes Birmingham Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust NHS, Aquarius, Welcome, Changes and Urban Heard. The partnership provides drug, alcohol and gambling support to adults and children, a family support service and a hidden harm service to those affected by substance use and a vulnerable housing service for Adults who are rough sleeping, have a history of homelessness and those who need support in their tenancy due to substance misuse or homelessness. SIAS work in a mixture of settings including hospitals, GP surgeries, and community locations as well as having offices in the north and south of the borough. SIAS have recently been awarded tenders for both the addiction and the vulnerable housing contracts and has acquired additional funding to increase the levels of support to the homeless population in Solihull as part of the national response to Covid and designing out homelessness.

Your challenge? To support and deliver a re-modelled family service within SIAS. You will deliver family services across the borough providing a variety of 1-1 support, 5 step focused sessions, education groups, family support groups and tailored bereavement support. SIAS has a well embedded family service with a think family approach being utilised across the partnership. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to help develop this service and expand the family support options to support family members across all areas of the partnership.

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 have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent record keeping and Microsoft Office.


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