Senior Practitioner (Aquarius) Ref: 18/220

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£24,184 (with progression up to £29,211)


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Do you have a good understanding of drug, alcohol and gambling related issues plus significant experience of carrying out individual client work in an addictions or social care setting with adults/young people? 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 Senior Practitioner.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence‐based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius, is looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their team, working specifically on the Aquarius Life Service. Aquarius Life provides tailored packages of support to individuals, families, organisations and communities in the commercial and education sectors. As well as working with employers across the Midlands and beyond to help create a positive culture of wellbeing in the workplace, Aquarius help schools and colleges develop tailored solutions to improve the psychological health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

A unique, diverse and exciting role, it’s a great opportunity to influence the growth and direction of a brand new initiative by delivering services in both the corporate and education sectors. As well as providing on‐site Drug, Alcohol and gambling employee/student Support / education programmes, you’ll also, when required, work with the management team to develop new business opportunities and implement new service contracts. Managing referrals, providing 1‐2‐1/group therapeutic support, delivering workshops/training, giving advice on substance abuse and raising awareness of planned health & wellbeing events – you’ll do all of this, and more.

To succeed, you’ll need a professional qualification in health/social care, youth and community work (e.g. NVQ Level 4 or above, DipSW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies). Alternatively, we’ll consider candidates with experience of working in a relevant field and a commitment to complete NVQ4 Health and Social Care or equivalent. Knowledge of primary, secondary and other outreach settings is also required. As comfortable engaging with clients as you are supervising staff, delivering training or liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and excellent office IT skills (Microsoft Office).

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 32 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

So, get inspired and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Closing date: 27 July 2018

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