Do you have an understanding of substance use and associated health and social issues? Do you have experience of working with 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 Hospital Liaison 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.
Working alongside the Drug and Alcohol Liaison Nurse, you will work in a range of settings including the Princess Royal hospital, Community Venues and Telford STaRS Offices. You will contribute to the development and delivery of screening /assessment processes, brief interventions, psychosocial interventions as well as providing drug and alcohol education and training. There is a strong emphasis within the role to develop and maintain effective links with partnership agencies.
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.
This is a full-time role at 37 hours per week.
Closing date: 9th December 2019
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.