Two YP Practitioners/Counsellors Required: Derby, Derbyshire

 

The salary for this post is £22,538 with progression to £24,968 per annum.

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

You will have an understanding of working within substance misuse field and associated health and social issues, and preferably also have experience of working with adults or young people in an addictions or social care setting.  We are seeking candidates with a professional qualification in health/social care, youth or community work or direct experience of delivering family focused interventions. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as a YP Practitioner.

Right now, we’re looking for someone like you to join our enhanced substance misuse family safeguarding team in Derby who specialises in reducing the harms caused to children and families as a result of parental substance misuse whilst improving parenting ability and family functioning to reduce family breakdown.

Aquarius work with young people across a range of settings such as the family home and school settings and the Choices Programme supports children and young people to engage in interventions and activities which support to develop resilience and self-esteem whilst building drug and alcohol awareness to support developing safety plans and coping strategies which reduce the impact of parental substance misuse.

Your challenge? To support and deliver a re-modelled family service within Derby City working closely with substance misuse treatment providers, and Childrens Health and Social Care. You will deliver specialist interventions as part of our Choices Programme for young people between the ages of 5 to 18 who are affected by parental substance misuse. This will be delivered through 1:1 support, 5 step focused sessions, education groups, family support groups; and accredited parenting programmes including M-PACT. Applicants must be committed to attending facilitator training for accredited parent training programmes, as well as contributing to the delivery of substance misuse awareness training to professionals across Derby City

Aquarius has a well embedded family service with a think family approach being utilised across the city of Derby We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to help develop this service and expand the family support options to support complex families in Derby with the aim of improving outcomes for all family members affected by parental substance misuse.

An energetic and confident self-starter, you will need a passion for working with children and young people supported by 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.

We have two positions available.

The salary for this post is £22,538 with progression to £24,968 per annum.

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

 

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