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Senior Practitioner

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£25,438 - £27,500

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20 August 2021

3 September 2021

Do you have an understanding of drugs and alcohol and health related issues, the Recovery Agenda and experience of working with adults or young people in an addictions or social care setting? 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? Welcome to Aquarius as a Senior Practitioner.

Right now, one of our partners, Aquarius Action Projects, is looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their Birmingham team. Based in the West Mercia, Aquarius helps people overcome the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling working closely with individuals, family and friends. But it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

Your challenge? To undertake a portfolio of cases, generally incorporating the more complex situations, and deputise for Service Managers as and when required. Supervising the work of Practitioners and Support Workers will be important too, as will prioritising activities and monitoring service delivery, outputs and outcomes and providing guidance, training and clinical supervision. And, all the while, we’ll expect you to work in a way that recognises and values diversity and make the most of your understanding of the functional model of alcohol, the model of change and CBT.

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 the substance misuse field with a commitment to complete NVQ4 Health and Social Care or equivalent. In addition, you will have experience of managing caseloads around safeguarding children as well as an awareness of safeguarding processes. Knowledge of the functional model of alcohol use is also required, together with knowledge of primary, secondary and other outreach settings. 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).

This role can include remote working.

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