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Practitioner - Substance Misuse

West Midlands, West Midlands, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


You have an understanding of substance misuse and associated health and social issues and experience of working with young people in 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.

Aquarius is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

An exciting opportunity for Practitioner in MASH has arisen at Recovery Near You in Wolverhampton. The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the single point of contact for all safeguarding and early intervention concerns/requests for support regarding children and young people and the single point of contact for triaging and assessing all safeguarding concerns regarding adults in Wolverhampton. Your challenge? To work alongside key professionals to facilitate early, better quality information sharing, analysis and decision-making. This enables the ‘system’ to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults with care and support needs more effectively. This role involves mainly information sharing and assessing risk based on information and will also involve working alongside Single Point of Contact Team.

An energetic and confident self-starter, you have a qualification in health/social care, youth and community care (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. You will have experience in disseminating and communicating appropriate substance misuse information to professionals and sharing best practice. You should also have experience of partnership working as well as the ability to maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders from a wide range of services and disciplines. What’s more, you have a flexible approach, a commitment to the principles of confidentiality and the ability to write client records and report and fulfil data requirements.

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

The salary for this role is £20,015.00- £23,420.00 per annum (under review).

We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.

Closing Date for applications is 12th May 2021. (We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received).

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.

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Wed, 28 Apr 2021 19:00:00 EST
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West Midlands, West Midlands, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual